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Flows of Reading

Engaging with Texts

Erin Reilly, Ritesh Mehta, Henry Jenkins, Authors

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Erin Reilly

Erin Reilly is Creative / Research Director for Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC's Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism. Her research focus is children, youth and media and the interdisciplinary, creative learning experiences that occur through social and cultural participation with emergent technologies.

Having received multiple awards, such as Cable in a Classroom’s Leaders in Learning, Erin is a recognized expert in the development of resources for educators and students and conducts field research to collect data and help shape the field of digital media and learning. Erin was Research Director for Project New Media Literacies at MIT and also has conducted classes as a Visiting Lecturer at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Department and Harvard University’s Project Zero Summer Institute.

She is most notably known for co-creating one of the first social media citizen science programs, Zoey's Room. Her current projects include PLAY!, a new approach to learning that refers to the value of play as a guiding principle in the educational process both in informal and formal spaces; The Mother Road, an exploration of collective storytelling and Flotsam, a transmedia play experience that is exploring joint media engagement between children and their caregivers.

Reilly is a graduate of Emerson College and has her Master of Fine Arts degree from Rockport College, a subsidiary of the Maine Media Workshops.

She is a board member of NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Educators) and serves on advisory boards, such as Everloop, a new class of social networking that brings the best in online privacy protection, content sharing, collaboration and virtual economy to tweens worldwide, PBS Emmy-award winning Sci Girls and National Assessment of Educational Progress where she is helping to develop the first technology and engineering literacy assessment. Erin consults with private and public companies in the areas of mobile, creative strategy and transmedia projects for children.
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