What, Where, and How: Tracking the sociotechnical pathways of youth
World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning,
WebWatcher, a commercially available remote monitoring software for mobile devices, provided access to the digitally lived experiences of six low SES urban youth and represents a methodological frontier that holds great potential for innovatively collecting data. Access to the modes, mediums, styles, formats, and pathways in public and private spaces provides a level of data and potential understanding of how, what, where, when, and with whom lives are lived through the ever-present, “always on,” mobile technology. The inclusion of such methods propels researchers to think about qualitative epistemologies as we seek to better understand how and what we know about twenty-first-century lives.
Hoff, M.J. (2019). What, Where, and How: Tracking the sociotechnical pathways of youth. In Proceedings of World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2019 (pp. 62-68).