Publications

Books, Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Full CV found HERE

(* denotes graduate student. Copies of most articles can be found on Academia.edu or on ResearchGate.net. DOI and URL addresses are hyperlinked.)

  1. McEwen, R. & Dubé, A. (2017). Understanding Tablets from Early Childhood to Adulthood: Encounters with Touch Technology. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

  2. *Jacobson, J., *Lin, C. & McEwen, R. (2017). Aging with Technology: Seniors and Mobile Connections, Canadian Journal of Communication, 42(2), 331-357 http://doi.org/10.22230/cjc2017v42n2a3221

  3. *Rehman, S., Lyons, K., McEwen, R., & Sellen, K. (2017). Motives for sharing illness experiences on Twitter: conversations of parents with children diagnosed with cancer. Information, Communication and Society, 1-16 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1299778

  4. Dubé, A. & McEwen, R. (2016). Abilities and Affordances: factors influencing successful child-tablet communication. Educational Technology Research & Development, 1–20. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-016-9493-y

  5. McEwen, R., *Zbitnew, A., & *Chatsick, J. (2016). Through the Lens of a Tetrad: Visual Storytelling on Tablets. Educational Technology & Society, 19 (1), 100–112. http://www.ifets.info/journals/19_1/10.pdf

  6. Dubé, A. & McEwen, R. (2015). Do Gestures Matter? The implications of using touchscreen devices in mathematics instruction, Learning and Instruction, Volume 40, December 2015, pp. 89–98 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2015.09.002

  7. McEwen, R. & Dubé, A. K. (2015). Engaging or Distracting: Children’s Tablet Computer Use in Education. Educational Technology & Society, 18 (4), 9–23.

  8. *Demmans Epp, C., McEwen, R., *Campigotto, R., & *Moffatt, K. (2015). Information practices and user interfaces: Student use of an iOS application in Special Education, Education and Information Technologies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10639-015-9

  9. McEwen, R. & Dubé, A. (2015). Intuitive or Idiomatic? An information studies and cognitive psychology study of child-tablet computer interaction, JASIST – Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23470

  10. McEwen, R. (2014). Mediating sociality: The use of iPod Touch™ devices in the classrooms of students with autism in Canada. Information, Communication & Society, 17(10) pp. 1264-1279. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2014.920041

  11. *Chatsick, J., McEwen, R., & *Zbitnew, A. (2014). Telling their stories through iPad art: Living narratives of adults with intellectual disabilities. In Jason Farman (Ed.) The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies (pp. 249-260), Routledge Press. USA.

  12. McEwen, R. & Scheaffer, K. (2013). Virtual Mourning and Memory Construction on Facebook: Here Are the Terms of Use in Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 33(3-4) pp. 64-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/027046761351675

  13. McEwen, R. & Wellman, B. (2013). Relationships, Community & Networked Individuals. In Robin Teigland & Dominic Power (Eds.) The Immersive Internet: Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy (pp. 168-179). Palgrave-Macmillan, London, UK.

  14. *Campigotto, R., McEwen, R. & *Demmans Epp, C. (2012). Especially social: exploring the use of an iOS application in special needs classrooms, Computers and Education, 60(1), pp. 74-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2012.08.002

  15. McEwen, R. & Scheaffer, K. (2012). Orality in the library: How mobile phones challenge our understandings of collaboration in hybridized information centers, Library and Information Science Research, 34(2), pp. 92 - 98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2011.08.001

  16. McEwen, R. (2011). Tools of the trade: Drugs, law and mobile phones in Canada, New Media & Society, 13(1) pp. 134-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444810365306

  17. Ling, R. & McEwen, R. (2010). Mobile communication and ethics: implications of everyday actions on social order, Etikk i praksis-Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, Special issue on mobile/ubiquitous computing, 4(2), pp. 11-26.

  18. McEwen, R. & *Fritz, M. (2010). Getting on the Same Wavelength: An analysis of EMF Social Policy and Mobile Phone Practices of Youth in Canada. In James E. Katz (Ed.) Mobile communication: Dimensions of social policy, Transaction Publishers, Piscataway, NJ, USA.

  19. Hampton, K., *Livio, O., *Trachtenberg, C. & *McEwen, R. (2010). The Social Life of Wireless Urban Spaces, Contexts, 9(4), pp. 52-57.

Published Abstracts

  1. Dubé, A. & McEwen, R. (2014). Do Gestures Matter? The Implications of Learning Mathematics on a Tablet Computer. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(4), pp. 265-265.

  2. Dubé, A. & McEwen, R. (2013). Can Tablet Computers Facilitate Children’s Understanding of Mathematics. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(4), pp. 276-276.

  3. McEwen, R. & Caidi, N. (2010, June). "Texting Home: examining the mobile phone practices of student newcomers to Toronto", Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Information Science, Montreal, Canada.

Reports

  1. "Taking Ontario Mobile: Research-based recommendations for how mobile technologies are part of the financially responsible solution to providing better access to services for Ontarians, 1st ed." 2012, ISBN 978-0-9693706-7-3 Authors: Sara Diamond, Vera Roberts, Bruce Cater, Barbara Crow, Nabil Harfoush, Sam Ladner, Rhonda McEwen, Catherine Middleton, Michael O’Farrell, Katherine Osterlund, Iva Parisi, Avi Pollock, Sam Punnett, Tom Purves, Howard Rosen, Gary Schwartz, & Gary Woodill. 458 pages. http://www.takingontariomobile.ca/

  2. "The Impact of Autism on Children, Families, and Communities: An Exploratory Advisory Report, Report for Sesame Street", 2012. Editor Jeanette Betancourt. Authors: Advisory Board Members, including McEwen, R. For more information on the report see, http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2014/04/09/who-are-the-autistic-people-in-your-neighborhood-sesame-street/.

  3. "Locking out The Intruders: Special Report – Next Generation Fraud", 2002. Communications Week International.

  4. "Computers Have a Hard Time Speaking Our Language", 2001. Voice Enabled Services, Financial Times.

Conference Proceedings

  1. McEwen, R., *Jacobson, J., & *Lin, C. (2015, May). "Mobile & multiple media use across a community’s lifespan: A Canadian longitudinal analysis 1968-2014", Proceedings of the 65th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA – Mobile Pre-conference), Puerto Rico, USA. Proceedings only available for 60 days following the conference.

  2. McEwen, R. & Dubé, A. (2015, May). "Do Gestures Matter? The implications of using touchscreen devices in mathematics instruction", Proceedings of the 65th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA – Instructional & Developmental Communication), Puerto Rico, USA. Proceedings only available for 60 days following the conference.

  3. McEwen, R. & Dubé, A. (2014, Nov). "Intuitive or Idiomatic? An information-cognitive psychology study of child-tablet computer interaction", Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Seattle, USA.

  4. Dubé, A. K. & McEwen, R. (2014, May). "Engaging or distracting? An eye tracking study of Grade 2 children’s use of mathematics applications on the iPad and LeapPad". In E. Maloney (Chair), Factors that influence performance in mathematics. Symposium conducted at Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Development, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

  5. *Lew, A., Wellman, B., McEwen, R., *Hayat, T. & *Jacobson, J. (2014, March). "Networks in Information: An Interactive Engagement of Theoretical and Analytical Approaches", presentation, iConference 2014 Proceedings, Berlin, Germany.

  6. McEwen, R. & Scheaffer, K. (2013, November). "Virtual Mourning and Memory Construction on Facebook: Here are the Terms of Use", Proceedings of the 76th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), 50(1), 1-10. Montreal, Canada.

  7. Dubé, A. & McEwen, R. (2013, June). "Can tablet computers facilitate children’s understanding of Mathematics", Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science conference, Calgary, Canada.

  8. McEwen, R. (2013, May). "Mediating sociality: the use of iPod Touch™ devices in the classrooms of students with autism in Canada", Proceedings of the 63rd International Communications Association, London, England. Proceedings only available for 60 days following the conference.

  9. McEwen, R. & Scheaffer, K. (2010, November). "Orality in the Library: how mobile phones challenge our understandings of collaboration in hybridized information spaces", Proceedings of the 60th International Communications Association 2010 conference, Montreal, Canada. Proceedings only available for 60 days following the conference.

  10. McEwen, R. & Caidi, N. (2010, June). "Mediating Transitions: The role of new media in how international and domestic students in Canada experience university life." Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communications (CATAC), June 14-18, Vancouver.

  11. McEwen, R. (2008, May). "On My Own: Mobile Phone Practices of Young People in Times of Transition", Proceedings of the 8th Association of South East Asian Nations Inter-University Conference on Social Development, May 28th-31st, Manila, Philippines.

  12. McEwen, R. (2007, October). "Tools of the Trade: Drugs, Law and Mobile Phones", Proceedings of the 70th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), 44(1), pp. 1-16, Milwaukee, USA.