Connected Life 2014, occurring on June 12th, is a day-long student-run conference dedicated to sparking exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging internet research. Bringing together participants and attendees from across the social sciences, Connected Life will foster collaborations within and beyond Oxford in pursuit of better understanding of the internet and its many effects.

We’re pleased to announce this year’s conference presenters in the fields of Education and Governance:

< Education >

James Robson
University of Oxford, Department of Education
Teachers’ peer-to-peer online engagement: a critical look at the structures embedded in online social space
Keywords: social media; online social space; online interaction; structure and agency; identity; discourse

Braden O’Neill
University of Oxford, Primary Care Health Services
Health literacy and the Internet: experiences evaluated in a randomized trial
Keywords: eHealth; health literacy; consumer health information, health promotion

Henriette Arndt
University of Oxford, Department of Education
Incidental vocabulary learning through reading blogs vs. watching YouTube videoblogs

 

< Governance >

Sébastien Broos
University of Lieg
Competing one-way essential complements: the forgotten side of the net neutrality story
Keywords: Net Neutrality; internet; ISP

Dr Marcelo Thompson
The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
The (moral) responsibility of Internet intermediaries

Rebecca Watkins
University of Southampton
Fragmented ownership and the fencing in of digital virtual possessions
Keywords: Digital Virtual Goods, Hosted Content, Ownership, Possession

 

We’ll be posting more on those who will be presenting in sessions or showcasing posters throughout the coming week. In the meantime, you can view the full program here.