Bret Staudt Willet
Michigan State University
United States of America - Elizabethtown
PhD candidate in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at Michigan State University. Incoming faculty in Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies at Florida State (Aug 2021). I research networked learning in online communities. #SocialMediaEd
Areas of interest
- Networked learning
- Online communities
- Teacher education
- Social media
- Tweeting Across the Pond: COVID-19 Emergency Learning Networks in the United Kingdom and the United States through Twitter #Edchat
- The Hashtag-Thread Mashup: How Educators Talk to Each Other in Twitter #Edchat
- Foregrounding Critical Technoethics in Technology and Teacher Education: A Workshop for Pedagogical Action
- For the Longest Time: Continuity and Change in One Teaching-Related Subreddit
- Early-career Educators’ Experiences with Social Media during Induction
- Communities and Clusters: User Interactions in an Online Discussion Forum for Computer Science Education
- Educators on the Front Page of the Internet: Education-Related Subreddits as Learning Spaces
- Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam: Methodological Considerations and Challenges for Studying Educators’ Twitter Use
- #Edchat is Bigger, But Better Only for Some: Revisiting How and Why Educators Use Twitter
- Back to the Gaming Board: Understanding Games and Education through Board Game Reviews
I hold a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology from Michigan State University. I start as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies at Florida State University in August 2021.
I research networked learning in online communities. Specifically, I explore issues of agency in navigating the learning spaces afforded by social media. I use educational data mining and learning analytics approaches to understand the ways people participate in these novel, often informal, online learning environments.
I have been the Co-chair of SITE’s Social Media SIG for the past two years (2019-21).