Recently we made an acquaintance with a new research assistant of SESL, Marika Sharashenidze. And she is beautiful, too! On the 17th of October, at a scheduled SESL seminar, she presented the results of her ethnographic research, “Clothing as Symbol and Meaning in A Houston Bar: What clothing choice for bar goers reveals.”
On the 13th of October, 2016, Stephen Kerr, Professor of Education of the College of Education at the University of Washington, gave a lecture to the staff and guests of SESL. The Professor was talking about the role of education analytics in effective functioning of distance education, and how online courses can compensate for the shortcomings of full-time education, with the University of Washington as an example.
From June 30 to July 6 the Web Science Summer School 2016 was held at the University of Koblenz (Germany). The event was dedicated to the Internet and social media studies. Alina Bakhitova, who is studying Sociology and Social Informatics, took part and shares her impressions of the event.