Teaching-Related Subreddits

Teaching-Related Subreddits

Introduction

Reddit is an understudied social media platform with a large and international base of users. Reddit has more than 430 million average monthly active users globally and 130,000 active discussion forums, called subreddits. Among these many subreddits, several are education-focused, including 16 that comprise the Reddit Education Network. However, Reddit’s potential for hosting teaching-related discussions has been the subject of relatively little research compared to other social media platforms.


Publications

  1. Staudt Willet, K. B., & Carpenter, J. P. (in press). A tale of two subreddits: Change and continuity in teaching-related online spaces. British Journal of Educational Technology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13051
  2. Staudt Willet, K. B., & Carpenter, J. P. (2020). Teachers on Reddit? Exploring contributions and interactions in four teaching-related subreddits. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 52, 216-233. https://doi.org/10.1080/15391523.2020.1722978

Works-in-progress

  1. redditor: R package for collection and analysis of Reddit data [Software: R package]
  2. Self-directed educator learning on Reddit: Comparing and contrasting two teaching-related subreddits
  3. Closing a semester during the COVID-19 pandemic: Higher education professionals seeking and sharing advice on instructional design strategies in Reddit

Contributions

Conceptualization
Methodology
Software
Validation
Formal analysis
Investigation
Resources
Data curation
Writing - original draft
Writing - review & editing
Visualization
Supervision
Project administration
Funding acquisition

See the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) from Elsevier for full definitions of these terms.


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K. Bret Staudt Willet
Ph.D. Candidate

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at Michigan State University. I research networked learning in online communities, exploring issues of agency in navigating the learning spaces afforded by social media.

Publications

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