Publications

Journal articles
Bulger, M.E., Bright, J., & Cobo, C. (2015). The real component of virtual learning: Motivations for face to face MOOC meetings in developing and industrialised countries. Information, Communication & Society.
Metzger, M., Flanagin, A., Bulger, M.E., Markov, A. & and Pure, R. (2015). Believing the unbelievable: Understanding young people’s digital literacy beliefs and practices in the U.S. Journal of Children and Media.
Livingstone, S. & Bulger, M.E. (2014). A Global Research Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age. Journal of Children and Media.
Slavtcheva-Petkova, V., Nash, V. & Bulger, M.E. (2014). Evidence on the extent of harms experienced by children as a result of online risks: Implications for policy and research. Information, Communication & Society, 18, 48-62.
Bulger, M.E., Mayer, R.E. & Metzger, M. (2014). Knowledge and processes that predict proficiency in digital literacy. Reading and Writing, 27 (9), 1567-1583.
Bulger, M.E. & Livingstone, S. (2014).  A global perspective on children’s rights as media change, Media Development, 61, 9-12.
Bulger, M.E. (2013). Measuring media literacy in a national context: Challenges of definition, method, and implementation. Media Studies, 3 (6), 83-104.
Collins, E., Bulger, M.E., Meyer, E.T. (2012). Discipline matters: Technology use in the humanities. Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, 11, 76-92.
Mayer, R.E., Stull, A., DeLeeuw, K., Almeroth, K., Bimber, B., Chun, D., Bulger, M.E., Campbell, J., Knight, A., & Zhang, H. (2009). Clickers in college classrooms: Fostering learning with questioning methods in large lecture classes. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34, 51-57.
Bulger, M.E., Mayer, R.E., Almeroth, K.C., & Blau, S.D. (2008). Measuring learner engagement in computer-equipped college classrooms. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 17 (2), 129-143.

Reports
Livingstone, S., Byrne, J., & Bulger, M.E. (2015). Researching Children’s Rights Globally in the Digital Age. London: London School of Economics and Political Science & UNICEF.
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Bulger, M.E., Taylor, G., & Schroeder, R. (2014). Data-driven business models: Challenges and opportunities of Big Data. London: Research Councils UK (RCUK), New Economic Models in the Digital Economy (NEMODE).

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Livingstone, S. and Bulger, M.E. (2013). A Global Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age. Florence: UNICEF.unicef_cover
Bulger, M.E., Dutton, W., and Eynon, R.E. (2012). D5.2 Outreach and public engagement: A pilot study. Deliverable for the ULab Project: Modelling the Technical Research University of Tomorrow, European Commission 7th Framework Programme for Technology and Development.
Meyer, E.T., Bulger, M.E., Kyriakidou-Zacharoudiou, A., Power, L., Williams, P., Ventners, W., Terras, M., Wyatt, S. (2012). Collaborative, Yet Independent: Information Practices in the Physical Sciences. London: Research Information Network.

Bulger, M., Dutton, W. and Eynon, R. (2011) D5.1 Best Practices on Outreach. Deliverable for the ULab Project: Modelling the Technical Research University of Tomorrow.
Bulger, M.E., Meyer, E.T., de la Flor, G., Terras, M., Wyatt, S., Jirotka, M., Eccles, K., Madsen, C. (2011) Reinventing Research? Information Practices in the Humanities. London: Research Information Network.

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Danish Technological Institute (2011). Testing and refining criteria to assess media literacy levels in Europe. Deliverable for a European Commission-funded project: Testing and refining criteria to assess media literacy levels in all EU Member States.

Book chapters and conference proceedings
Liccardi, I., Abelson, H., Weitzner, D.J. & MacKay, W. (2014). Can Apps Play by COPPA’s Rules? Proceedings of the Privacy, Security, Trust (PST) 2014 Conference, Toronto, Canada.
Bulger, M.E., Murphy, J.C., Schieble, J., and Lagresa, E. (2012). Interdisciplinary knowledge work: Digital textual analysis tools and their collaborative affordances. In L. McGrath (Ed.) Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies. Logan, Utah: Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press.
Bulger, M.E. (March 2009). Research methods for Web Science: The study of moving targets, Web Science Curriculum Workshop, WebSci ’09, Athens, Greece.
Bulger, M.E., Mayer, R.E., and Almeroth, K.C. (2006). Engaged by design: Using simulations to promote active learning. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 1770-1777). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Zhang, H., Almeroth, K.C. and Bulger, M.E. (2005). An activity monitoring system to support classroom research. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 1444-1449). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Dissertation
Bulger, M.E. (2009). Online Literacy and the Trouble with Information (Doctoral dissertation). Available from Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3350331).

Working papers
Bulger, M.E. (2006). Beyond search: A preliminary skill set for online literacy. Published online by the Transliteracies Project, University of California, Santa Barbara, http://transliteracies.english.ucsb.edu.

Teacher training
Bulger, M.E. (ed.) (2003). The hands-on handbook: A guide to teaching in the UCSB Writing Program. Writing Program, University of California, Santa Barbara (Available online at: http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/information/pdfs/wp_final.pdf)

PRESENTATIONS

Online child protection and provision
Liccardi, I., Bulger, M.E., Abelson, H., Weitzner, D. & Mckay, W. (July 2014). Can apps play by COPPA’s rules? International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust, Toronto.

Livingstone, S. & Bulger, M.E. (May 2014). A global agenda for children’s rights in the digital age, with Sonia Livingstone. International Communication Association Annual Meeting, Seattle.

Bulger, M.E. & Pawelczyk, K. (April 2014). Methodological challenges of global studies of children’s ICT use. Digitally Connected, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University.

Livingstone, S. & Bulger, M.E. (February 2013). International consultation on ICTs and literacy. UNICEF Innocenti Office of Research, Florence, Italy.

Bulger, M.E. (February 2013). Evidence of the extent of online harms children experience as result of online risks. UNICEF Innocenti Office of Research, Florence, Italy.

Slavtcheva-Petkova, V., Nash, V., and Bulger M.E. (2013). Evidence on the extent of harms experienced by children as a result of online risks: A critical synthesis of research. International Communication Association Annual Meeting. London.

Livingstone, S. and Bulger, M.E. (February 2013). International consultation on ICTs and children. UNICEF Office of Research, Innocenti. Florence, Italy.

Slavtcheva-Petkova, V., Nash, V., and Bulger M.E. (2013). Does the Internet harm children’s health? A critical review of the evidence. Annual Conference of the Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA). Londonderry, Ireland.

Digital literacy
Metzger, M., Flanagin, A., Bulger, M.E., Markov, A. & and Pure, R. (May 2014) Believing the unbelievable: Understanding young people’s digital literacy beliefs and practices. International Communication Association Annual Meeting, Seattle.

Bulger, M.E. (September 2013). Measuring media literacy in the European context. Panelist. Media literacy research and policy in Europe: A review of recent, current and planned activities. COST, Brussels.

Bulger, M.E. (November 2011). Literacy and the Internet. Society and the Internet Lecture Series. Oxford Internet Institute, UK.

Bulger, M.E. (June 2011). Ofcom Research Seminar on UK Adults’ and Children’s Media Usage and Attitudes. Academic panelist. Ofcom, London.

Bulger, M.E. (April 2011). Media Literacy: Policy, Practice, and Prospects. Panelist. Expert Meeting on Media Literacy. London School of Economics Media Policy Project, London.

Bulger, M.E. & Pedersen, K. (March 2011). Media literacy indicators in Europe. Cultures, Media, and Informatics: Looking Ahead. Seminar Limin-R, ENS-Cachan, Paris.

Bulger, M.E., Mayer, R.E., & Metzger, M.J. (October 2010). Digital Literacy Practices in the University: Examining the Role of Cognitive Processes and Expertise in Student Information Use. 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Bulger, M.E. (March 2009). Online literacy & the trouble with information, D.Phil Seminar, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

Bulger, M.E. (January 2009). Online literacy, Literacy Methods course, Teacher Education Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bulger, M.E. (December 2008). Future directions in literacy research, Education Leadership, Technology, and the Future course, Teacher Education Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bulger, M.E. (November 2008). The search myth: Quality information is not a click away, Center for Information Technology & Society, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bulger, M.E. (September 2008). Measuring student literacy proficiency in online environments, Statistical Cybermetrics Research Forum, University of Wolverhampton, U.K.

Bulger, M.E. (February 2008). Beyond search: Online literacy practices in academic settings, Writing Research Across Borders, Santa Barbara.

Learning & technology

Bulger, M.E., Cobo, C. & Bright, J. (May 2014). Pairing innovation with evaluation to improve learning gains in higher education. International Communication Association Annual Meeting Pre-conference on Innovation in Higher Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle.

Bulger, M.E. (December 2012). Learning environments that promote interdisciplinary dialogue in Internet Science. Internet and Networked Society Distinguished Lecture Series, Engineering and Law Faculties, University of Passau, Germany.

Bulger, M.E. & Bradley, N.D. (July 2007). Technology in action: Using simulation exercises in university writing instruction, Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York.

Bulger, M.E., Almeroth, K.C., Mayer, R.E., Knight, A., Collins, H.M., & Chun, D. (May 2007). Effects of instructor engagement on student use of a Course Management System, Poster Presentation, Association for Psychological Science 19th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Knight, A., Bulger, M.E., & Almeroth, K.C. (October 2007). Is learning really a phone call away? Knowledge transfer in mobile learning, MLearn Conference on Mobile Learning, Banff.

Bulger, M.E., Mayer, R.E., & Almeroth, K.C. (June 2006). Engaged by design: Using simulations to promote active learning, ED-Media: Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Orlando.

Bulger, M.E. (June 2005). Student engagement in the multimedia classroom, Graduate Research Network, Computers and Writing Conference, Stanford University.

Bradley, N.D. & Bulger, M.E. (July 2005). Teaching with technology, Joint Presentation, South Coast Writing Project, Santa Barbara.

Bulger, M.E. (2004). Is student engagement dependent on lecture relevance? IDM IGERT Research Showcase, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bulger, M.E. (2002). Technology in the writing class: Reflecting on practice, South Coast Writing Project, Santa Barbara.

Information use and Digital Humanities
Bulger, M.E. and Siemens, R (co-convenors) with Kelley, J., Siemens, L., Solomon, D., & Thomas, L. (January 2013). Adapting Social Science Methods to Humanities Research. Modern Language Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Antonijevic, S., Bulger, M.E., Meyer, E.T., Wyatt, S. (September 2012). Digital Humanities in Practice: Practices, Challenges, & Directions in Digital Humanities Scholarship. Digital Humanities Congress 2012. University of Sheffield, UK.

Meyer, E.T. & Bulger, M.E. (December 2011). Collaborative, yet Independent: Physical Sciences Information Practices. Institute of Physics, Bristol, UK.

Bulger, M.E. & Meyer, E.T. (September 2011). Technology and Research Across the Disciplines. iCS-OII 2011. Panelist. Oxford Internet Institute, UK.

Antonijevic, S. & Bulger, M.E. (May 2011). Voices from the Field. Click-on-Knowledge 2011: Web-based Knowledge & Contemporary Scholarship. University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Meyer, E.T. & Bulger, M.E. (April 2011). Reinventing Research? Information Practices in the Humanities. Research Information Network, Foundling Museum, London.

Warwick, C., Terras, M., & Bulger, M.E. (June 2010). Researchers’ Use of Information Resources in the Humanities. Expert Seminar on Digital Collections: Value, Use, and Impact, King’s College, London.

Bulger, M.E. (March 2009). Research methods for Web Science: The study of moving targets, Web Science Curriculum Workshop, WebSci ’09, Athens, Greece.

Bulger, M.E. (May 2010). The New Age of Digital Reading for News. Oxford Tablet Summit, Oxford.

Bulger, M.E., Murphy, J.C., & Lagresa, E. (March 2009). Digital textual analysis: Potential for research and practice, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, California.

Ventura, J., Forbes, A., Adams, B., Joshi, S., Grossner, K., Bulger, M., Hollerer, T., & Manjunath, B.S. (2009). IssueBrowser: Knowledge Acquisition via Multimedia Data, The Future of Interactive Media: Workshop on Media Arts, Science, and Technology (MAST), Santa Barbara, California.

WORKSHOPS
Finding the story in your presentation, Make: Series for faculty and staff, Learning Technologies Group, Oxford University Computing Services, University of Oxford.

Presentation Literacy: Skills for Effective Communication, Summer Doctoral Programme at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, July 2011.

Creating and Delivering Compelling Academic Presentations, DPhil Seminar, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, November 2010.

Mindful Presenting: Audience Awareness, two-day public speaking workshop at the Bren School of Environmental Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, January 2011.

Research experience for undergraduates communications workshop, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Science Foundation (2009), 7th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Research experience for undergraduates communications workshop, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Science Foundation (2007), 5th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City.

Where do I start? Reporting research across the disciplines, Research Mentorship Program (2007), University of California, Santa Barbara.

Research experience for undergraduates communications workshop, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Science Foundation (2006), 4th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Research experience for undergraduates communications workshop, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) (2006), University of California, San Diego.

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