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Rey Junco, associate professor of library science and first year experience and emerging technology specialist, Purdue University was recently interviewed on NPR’s Tell Me More program on the lessons learned from such online games as Minecraft:

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/04/285744084/can-playing-minecraft-teach-kids-to-code

About Rey Junco

Rey Junco, is associate professor of library science and first year experience/emerging technology specialist at Purdue University.  He is also a returning fellow to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

As a social media scholar, Junco investigates the impact of social technologies on college students. His primary research interest is using quantitative methods to analyze the effects of social media on youth psychosocial development, engagement, and learning. His research has also focused on informing best practices in using social technologies to enhance learning outcomes.