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Matthew Curinga

AffiliationColumbia University
Matthew Curinga is a doctoral candidate in the program in Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education at Columbia University. He's a software developer and researcher interested in the ways that Internet-based software supports large scale collaboration and peer production. His research considers both the technical and social implications of new media. In his dissertation, he looks at different types of social software and communities of peer production in terms of their potential to forward freedom. He has a particular interest in peer-to-peer learning, systems where learners and teachers connect individually, outside traditional institutions of learning. For three years he has been part of the research team developing and supporting StudyPlace, a wiki for the academic study of education.