Carolina Rodeghiero

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Carolina Rodeghiero is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Universidade Católica de Pelotas (UCPel) in Brazil. Her research focuses on online social networks and education and trying to understand how to use online social media to learn. She’s a researcher for MIDIARS, which studies social network discourse analysis, and CoCTec, which focuses on computational thinking and social media learning. She joined the DML Research Hub at UC Irvine for four months in 2015, supporting postdoctoral researcher Crystle Martin on her research on Scratch communities.


Blogs (3)


How Brazilians Practice Crap Detection

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The “de-manipulator pen”: it shows how headlines should really be written if telling the truth Source: instagram.com/canetadesmanipuladora Howard Rheingold says in “Net Smart” (2012) that we all should practice media literacies while online, especially when using social media. With all the issues involving fake news, it seems that critical thinking as a digital literacy is most important. The so-called “crap detection” gets each day harder to use properly when there so much misinformation available. As the rest of the world, Brazil has faced it during the last year, mostly after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in August. Soon after, as Michel Temer became president, social media posts for and against his policies exploded. Brazilians started


How the Occupy School Movement is Pushing Connected Learning in Brazil

Thursday, December 29, 2016

students protest It’s 7 a.m. and a high school student wakes up on a week day. Instead of getting ready to take the bus to school, he is already there with his classmates. This is a common scene at Brazilian public schools. Students have taken over their schools as part of the protest movement called Ocupa Escola (Occupy School in English). The movement launched at the end of 2015 when the government of the State of São Paulo decided to close 93 schools and reallocate more than 311,000 students. At that moment, high school students started taking over their own schools and


Anything but Beautiful and Maidenlike: The Online Civic Engagement of Brazilian Women

Monday, July 18, 2016

Women protesting in Brazil In 2010, we Brazilians elected our first female president. Dilma Rousseff was re-elected in 2014. Today, she awaits her impeachment trial by the Senate as Vice President Michel Temer assumes her duties. Since Temer took over as interim president in mid-May, he has made unpopular decisions that are impacting the way people react to his new government. During his first days in office, Temer eliminated nine ministries, including the Ministry of Culture. He also put an end to the Union General Control, the institution responsible for overseeing and making transparent the government’s public accounts. And, he replaced all of Rousseff’s