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RIA # 175: Dr. Sharla Berry on Cultivating Community Online

Dr. Sharla Berry

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Sharla Berry, an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. Her research explores education technology in K-20 contexts. She has published several peer-reviewed articles exploring how students and faculty cultivate learning communities in online programs. Dr. Berry also does research on the relationship between technology and college access. She is the author of Degree for Free: How to Save Time and Money on Your College Education.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Cultivating Community Online [00:00-11:44]

In this first segment, Sharla discusses some of her research on cultivating community online.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: College Access [11:45-23:15]

In segment two, Sharla shares about her work on college access.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Taking a Critical Perspective on Technology [23:16-35:12]

In segment three, Sharla discusses the importance of having a critical perspective on technology.

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