About Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca Reynolds, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick campus. Her research investigates the learning that occurs during young people’s active social media use and digital media content creation. She explores the interplay among motivation of learners, and issues of structure and agency in the design of guided discovery-based e-learning interventions. Her work considers the contribution of these factors to learning outcomes, especially within learning programs for STEM and introductory computer science. Dr. Reynolds is a faculty affiliate of the Center for International Scholarship on School Librarianship (CISSL). She is currently completing a program of research supported by an Early Career Development Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. READ MORE >>

New & Noteworthy

Animated Video outlining some of my research results, from the RU School of Communication & Information’s Social Media Cluster Initiative
2016 ETR&D Article: “Defining, Designing for, and Measuring ” Social Constructivist Digital Literacy” in Learners: A Proposed Framework”
2016 JIS Article: “Relationships Among Tasks, Collaborative Inquiry Processes, Inquiry Resolutions, and Knowledge Outcomes in Adolescents during Guided Discovery-Based Game Design in School”
2015 JASIST Article: “Reducing digital divide effects through student engagement in coordinated game design, online resource use, and social computing activities in school”
2013 JLMT Article: “Formal and informal context factors as contributors to student engagement in a guided discovery-based program of game design learning”
2015 ALA Conference Slides: “Youth Collaborative Information Practices During Guided Discovery- Based Game Design Learning”