Dr. Anthony Chow’s article, “Youth as Design Partners: Age-Appropriate Websites for Middle and High School Students”
was published last week in the Journal of Educational Technology and Society. The article reports the results of six focus groups across four states– Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee — of 31 middle and 22 high school students conducted over a three-year period regarding youth preferences for websites designed specifically for middle and high school students as part of his work with the STARS Alliance. The extant literature, research results, and best practices for designing age-appropriate websites for youth are discussed.
Dr. Chow also gave a keynote address entitled “Library Advocacy” to the North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute, where he discussed his experience and current design and development of a library advocacy toolkit, which he is working on with Ms. Carol Walters as a member of the state library advocacy committee.
[Caption (left to right): Dale Cousins (NCLA president-elect), Anthony Chow, Mike Crumpton (UNCG Libraries), and Wanda Brown (NCLA president) at the NCLA Leadership Association.