PhD student Sharin Jacob presented her research at the 24th UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture Conference (CLIC), April 5-7. CLIC is dedicated to training students and scholars in interdisciplinary theories and methodologies for understanding the multiple uses of language in everyday life. The title of Ms. Jacob's poster is "Computational Thinking and Literacy."
This poster proposes a three dimensional framework for exploring computational thinking (CT) and literacy through: (a) situating CT in the literature as a literacy; (b) outlining mechanisms by which students’ existing literacy skills can be leveraged to foster CT; and (c) elaborating ways in which CT skills facilitate literacy development.
Ms. Jacob is a first year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology (LLT). Her research interests include literacy and technology, computer assisted language learning, second language acquisition, academic language and literacy, STEM education, and sociolinguistics. She is advised by Professor Mark Warschauer.