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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:02:24 -0500
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The iSchool at Drexel University is seeking applicants to join the Ph.D. 

program in Fall 2009.



The iSchool is an interdisciplinary college within the university that 

focuses on the interplay of people, information, and technology.  Areas of 

interest include human-computer interaction, computer supported 

collaborative learning, children and youth information behaviors, social 

informatics, digital libraries, knowledge management, information 

visualization, and data mining.  Empirical studies both qualitative and 

quantitative are widely used.  Students and faculty come from a wide 

variety of backgrounds, for example, computer science, anthropology, 

psychology, information science, library science, and communication.  The 

broad scope of the Ph.D. in Information Studies prepares students for 

employment in academia and industry.



Recent projects involving faculty and doctoral students include:

-       Interaction patterns and their effect on design

-       A distributed cognition walkthrough method

-       Perceived credibility of stories in a participatory journalism web 

site

-       Virtual community building of teens interested in mathematics 

-       Collaborative knowledge sharing in early requirements analysis and 

design

-       Millennial students’ communication behaviors and their impact on 

education practices

-       Gender differences in use of information technologies

-       Clinical information systems’ effects on the work processes of 

health care practitioners

-       Question asking and answering in the Internet Public Library

-       Data mining and information visualization techniques for knowledge 

discovery



More information about The iSchool at Drexel’s doctoral program is 

available at www.ischool.drexel.edu, or e-mail [log in to unmask] To 

apply to the iSchool’s PhD in Information Studies, visit 

http://www.drexel.edu/em/apply/ischool/. Applications are due February 1st 

for students seeking financial aid and international students.




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