dr. W.M.H. Ribbens

dr. W.M.H. Ribbens

(external) researcher Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
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Erasmus University Rotterdam
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w.ribbens@eshcc.eur.nl

Latest academic publication

V. Donoso & W.M.H. Ribbens (2015). Skilled but naïve? Young children’s experiences with digital technologies. International Communication Association conference: San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015, mei 21 - 2015, mei 25).

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Wannes Ribbens has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Wannes’ research is focused on the audience and users of (digital) media. He is currently developing two research lines. A first research line concerns the appeal, appropriation, and impact of digital game play. Topics of interest include perceived game realism, game involvement, and playing styles. A second research line is devoted to understanding contextual factors that affect media use. Wannes has investigated media use in a prison context as well as the adoption of digital technologies by young children in the home context.  

Wannes holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Leuven. After obtaining his PhD he worked as a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Media Studies (University of Leuven) and as a senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (University of Leuven) and the research group for Media & ICT (University of Ghent). He is a founding member and executive board member of the Flemish chapter of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA Flanders), an organization that promotes collaboration between game researchers and other stakeholders (e.g. industry) through workshops and the dissemination of research results.

Wannes has published refereed articles in journals such as New Media & Society; CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking; Poetics; and Presence. He has also been awarded best (student) paper awards at the conference of the International Communication Association (2009; 2011) and at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap (2011).

Wannes’ teaching interests include audience research, game studies, communication studies, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

 

      • W.M.H. Ribbens & S. Malliet (2015). The appeal of digital games to male prisoners. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts(online), 48, 1-20.
      • W.M.H. Ribbens & S. Malliet (2015). An investigation of how male young adults construe their playing style. New Media & Society, 17 (10), 1624-1642.
      • V. Donoso & W.M.H. Ribbens (2015). Skilled but naïve? Young children’s experiences with digital technologies. International Communication Association conference: San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015, mei 21 - 2015, mei 25).
      • W.M.H. Ribbens & S. Malliet (2015). Perceived game realism. Scale validation. International Communication Association Conference: San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015, mei 21 - 2015, mei 25).
      • V. Donosa & W.M.H. Ribbens (2015). Exploring the use of digital technologies in the lives of young children. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Antwerp (2015, februari 2 - 2015, februari 3).
      • S. Malliet, P. Maes, K. Van Cleemput & W.M.H. Ribbens (2015). De adoptie van games in een educatieve context. Een analyse van de interactie tussen educator, leerling en technologie. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Antwerp (2015, februari 2 - 2015, februari 3).
      • S. Malliet, R. Daneels & W.M.H. Ribbens (2015). De aantrekkingskracht van schietspellen: gepercipieerd realisme als integrerende factor. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Antwerp (2015, februari 2 - 2015, februari 3).
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    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    The Netherlands
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