PhD in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, Culture Communication and Societies Group, 2002
Master of Arts in Primary Education, Institute of Education, University of London, 1996
Areas of Interest:
Children’s media cultures, new literacies, digital cultures, play
LIS202 Information Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society
LIS301 Information Literacy in Online Spaces
LIS629 Multicultural Literature
LIS631 Young Adult Literature
LIS639 Pedagogical Theory and Practice for Information Professionals
Willett R (2016) Making, Makers, and Makerspaces: a discourse analysis of professional journal articles and blog posts about makerspaces in public libraries. Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy. 86, 3: 1–17.
Willett R (2016) Online gaming practices of preteens: independent entertainment time and transmedia game play. Children & Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/chso.12155
Willett R (2016) “Microsoft bought Minecraft…who knows what’s going to happen?!”: a sociocultural analysis of 8- to 9-year-olds’ understanding of commercial online gaming industries. Learning, Media and Technology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2016.1194296
Willett R (2015) The discursive construction of ‘good parenting’ and new media – the case of children’s virtual world games. Media, Culture & Society. 37,7: 1060-1075.
Project Director: ‘Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries: A system-wide approach to learning through making’. Institute for Museum and Library Services, 2014–2016 with Erica Halverson, Co-PI.
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