LT Instructors Prepare for Fall 2015 Semester

LT instructors are busy preparing for another exciting academic year! They met this week to discuss pedagogy and the importance of design thinking. As we develop our courses, we position learners as designers in order to create learning experiences that are engaging and fun. Interested...

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LT presents at AACE EdMedia 2015 in Montreal

Jolie Kennedy, Fan Ouyang and Yu-Hui Chang presented their work at the EdMedia 2015 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). The conference was held June 22-24 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and drew...

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LTML hosts LT Code Camp

Educators from schools and libraries participated in LT Code Camp, a two-day professional development workshop focused on integrating computer science and computational thinking activities into education. The camp challenged participants to explore why computer science is important for students, what online and “unplugged” resources were...

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PBS names Lockie Chapman a Digital Innovator

Orono Middle School visual art teacher and LT adjunct instructor, Lockie Chapman recently received the outstanding news that she was one of 100 educators in the nation recognized as a PBS Digital Innovator. The award celebrates educational leaders in educational and instructional technology and those...

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Scharber honored with tenure + advising/mentoring award

Huge congrats to Dr. Cassie Scharber, who was honored this past week with tenure, a promotion to associate professor, and an Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award — all very well-deserved! The advising award came from the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) at the University...

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Doering promoted to full professor

Big congrats to Dr. Aaron Doering, LTML director, on his recent promotion to full professor! Doering was honored with the well-earned promotion last week. He joined LT as an assistant professor in 2005, and has been at the University of Minnesota since 1999. Recognized as...

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LT Feature Student: Jesse Avant

Learning Technologies (LT) is pleased to spotlight Jesse Avant, a student in the Learning Technologies (LT) program undergraduate courses. Background and Current Interests: I am an undergraduate senior in the Liberal Arts program and will be graduating this spring with a degree in English. Before my enrollment...

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Dr. Bodong Chen honored with CAERDA 2015 Dissertation Award

Dr. Bodong Chen was recently honored with the Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association’s (CAERDA) 2015 Dissertation Award at its 23rd annual conference. This award is given to Chinese and Chinese Americans who have completed a quality dissertation on education or education and teaching...

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Li-chin (Crystal) Huang defense

Congrats to the new Dr. Li-chin Huang!

Congratulations to Li-chin (Crystal) Huang, who successfully defended her dissertation at the lab this past Friday. Her dissertation, "Preferences, Pedagogical Strategies, and Challenges of Instructors Teaching in Multiple Delivery Formats within A 2-Year College Context," examines general education instructors’ preferences, pedagogical strategies, and challenges in...

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LT Faculty and Students present at AERA in Chicago

Last week ten representatives from the Learning Technologies program attended the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting (AERA). The group was busy presenting posters, papers, and roundtable discussions; presenting at special interest group (SIG) meetings; and, for some, attending their first AERA annual meeting. Dr. Bodong...

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