Research Project on Code Literacy Seeking Participants

Dr. Haijing Tu (haijing.tu@indstate.edu) and Makoto Omoto (momoto@sycamores.indstate.edu) are conducting focus group discussion sessions to talk freely about topics of code literacy among college students and how this relates to the confidence in obtaining your desired career position and your caution about using social media, especially when it relates to your privacy and personal power over algorithms. The primary goal for this research project is to understand students’ proficiency in coding and how it relates to their confidence and caution (apprehension) with algorithms present in everyday life. All ISU students are welcome to participate.

If interested, please click here to choose one from three sessions that are scheduled for 7/22 Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., 7/23 Thursday at 3:30 p.m., and 7/24 Friday at 10:30 a.m. All discussion sessions will be conducted using Zoom.

We hope to discuss your experience encountering algorithms in daily life and your overall attitudes toward the fact that algorithms make many decisions for us in everyday life. It’s a good opportunity to share your own views as well as learning how your peers feel about our code-driven social life! We really appreciate your participation, as it will help us understand how code literacy in the context of higher education and the assumptions and/or resistance to these algorithms play a part in our expectations for future career employment.

To guarantee quality of the focus group discussion, only 8 people will be included in each session. After you register, a Zoom invitation link will be sent to you to confirm your registration. If questions, please feel free to email us at Haijing.Tu@indstate.edu or momoto@sycamores.indstate.edu.

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  • First Event Date
    July 22, 2020
    • Start Time
      1:30 pm
    • End Time
      3:00 pm
    • Event Address
      ZOOM
  • Second Event Date
    July 23, 2020
    • Start Time
      3:30 pm
    • End Time
      5:00 pm
    • Event Address
      ZOOM
  • Third Event Date
    July 24, 2020
    • Start Time
      10:30 am
    • End Time
      12:00 pm
    • Event Address
  • Event Contact
    Haijing Tu
  • Phone
    (812) 237-4610
  • Email
    haijing.tu@indstate.edu