Congrats to the new Dr. Jolie Kennedy!

Dr. Jolie Kennedy recently defended her dissertation -- Congrats to this new PhD in Learning Technologies / Curriculum and Instruction! Dr. Kennedy was advised by Charlie Miller, and her dissertation was titled, "Being, Belonging, and Becoming in Immersive Complexity: A Post-Intentional Phenomenological Analysis of Connectedness in...

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LTML and C+I Co-Host Visit by Dr. Mimi Ito

Dr. Mizuko (Mimi) Ito recently visited the University of Minnesota and was hosted by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the LT Media Lab. Dr. Ito offered a research workshop for the department’s graduate students and presented a talk on connected learning. She discussed...

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Scharber quoted in Minnesota Monthly article

Cassie Scharber was interviewed for a recent article in Minnesota Monthly magazine called “Battle of the Ages: Millenials vs Boomers.” Scharber discussed how technology shapes connections between people, and that an "individual’s approach to the internet tends to be based more on individual needs...

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LTML offers Makerspace workshop for teachers

LTML’s Lana Peterson and Cassie Scharber, along with Austin Public School’s, Amy Thuesen, recently offered a 6-hour workshop on Makerspaces at the Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls, MN. Over 40 teachers from northwestern Minnesota participated in the hands-on workshop that 1) introduced participants...

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Bright Stars project presents at state conference

Three members of the Bright Stars Project team — Yolanda Majors, Nick Ross, and Anne Crampton — recently presented at the Minnesota Center for Reading Research's Summer Literacy Workshop (August 8, 2016). This annual workshop brings together K-12 educators and school literacy leaders from across...

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LT presents at the Minnesota eLearning Summit

Last week, current LT students, LT alumni, and LT faculty presented at the 2016 Minnesota eLearning Summit. For a list of presentations, check out the program. Jennifer England, Kris Isaacson, Pat O’Leary, Yu-Hui Chang, Amie Norden, Fan Ouyang, Christianne Reilly, Greg Steinke, Kristin Lundstrum, and Cassie...

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SciGirls Code kicks off!

The SciGirls Code project officially kicked off with a session and advisory board meeting at the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) conference in San Diego (July 11-14, 2016). LTML’s Cassie Scharber is a Co-PI on the project. The SciGirls Code project is funded by NSF’s...

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Scharber & Karl present SciGirls Code at NSF Workshop

Cassie Scharber and Rita Karl (Twin Cities Public Television) presented a poster at the recent 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE/GSE Program Workshop Broadening Participation: Research, Interventions, Impact in Baltimore, Maryland (May 22-May 24). This workshop brought together leaders from the NSF ADVANCE and the Research...

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Congrats to LT’s newest M.Ed. graduates!

LTML hosted the 6th annual LT M.Ed. showcase on Friday, May 6, to celebrate the accomplishments of eight graduating students and provide an opportunity for them to share their final capstone projects with faculty members, peers, and friends. The capstone project is an opportunity for...

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LT students present at AERA

Students from the Learning Technologies program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota presented at the American Education Research Association’s 100th annual conference last week in Washington, D.C. Yu Hui Chang and Tiffany Nielsen-Winkelman presented a poster session: Investigation of...

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Ouyang Presents at CE+HD Research Day

LT PhD student, Fan Ouyang presented the findings from a recent research study at CE+HD’s Annual Research Day. The research study explores graduate students’ learning interaction structures and inquiry patterns within a completely online course using network analysis and content analysis. Congrats, Fan! Ouyang, F., & Scharber, C....

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