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Elizabeth Bonsignore

PhD Candidate/Graduate Research Assistant , Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland, College Park
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Research field: Computer and Information Science - Human-Computer Interaction
Participatory Culture/Learning, Game Studies (game narratives, games for learning, games for change), New Literacies, Mobile Storytelling, Social Computing

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Awards and Grants

  •  May 2012 
    Recipient - ACM SIGCHI Doctoral Consortium award View website
  •  Sep 2009 
    Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) in the Service of Education & Design (NSF, student investigator) View website

Biographical Information

Elizabeth Bonsignore is a doctoral candidate in the iSchool at the University of Maryland (College of Information Studies). Her research interests include the design and use of collaborative technologies that promote literacy practice, creative expression, and shared storytelling, whether in formal education or informal contexts (museum, library, home). Specific work includes the empirical analysis of the use of mobile storytelling applications at home and in school (StoryKit), online communities for educators (Classroom2.0), social network analysis (NodeXL), social learning sites for children (National Park Services’ WebRangers), and the design of Alternate Reality Games as platforms for participatory learning and design (arcanegalleryofgadgetry.org). These efforts include close collaboration with Kidsteam, a participatory design research team at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab.
Her dissertation, projected for completion in spring 2014, focuses on the design of Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) as platforms for collaborative learning and information literacy practice.

Prior to focusing on academia as a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, Elizabeth served as a senior scientist in Special Operations for the US Department of Defense (1997-2008). She also served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve as a special duty cryptology officer for 20 years, which included one year as a computer science instructor at the US Naval Academy.

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Professional Experience


2010 - Present
PhD Candidate/Graduate Research Assistant at Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2010
Research Assistant: Web/Database design/dev (php, mysql, javascript) at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland, United States
Aug 1999 - Aug 2008
Sr. Research Scientist at Department of Defense (DoD)
Severn, Maryland, United States
Aug 1998 - Aug 1999
Computer Science Instructor (Naval Reserve Duty) at United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Classes taught:
Discrete Mathematics (CS)
C-Programming for Systems Engineers
Advanced Networks (CS)
Networks (CS)
Sep 1997 - Jul 1998
Sr. Research Scientist at Department of Defense (DoD)
Severn, Maryland, United States
May 1985 - Aug 1997
Naval Officer (Special Duty Cryptology at United States Navy
Naples, Italy
Classes taught:
Total Quality Leadership Training
Introduction to GSM Cellular System
Education


Jan 2007 - May 2013
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, United States
Aug 1989 - Sep 1991
Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, United States
Master of Science (Computer Science)
Sep 1987 - Jun 1989
Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
EdM
Jul 1981 - May 1985
United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Bachelor of Science

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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