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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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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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Doering speaks to Singapore school leaders

LTML director Doering recently presented virtually to school leaders throughout Singapore as part of a conference on networked online learning. His presentation focused on innovative practices in the design and development of online learning environments. While discussing concepts ranging from how students best learn to...

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LT Student Spotlight: Ashley Tensen

Learning Technologies (LT) is pleased to spotlight Ashley Tensen, a student in the Learning Technologies (LT) program for additional Minnesota teaching licensure in K-12 Teachers of Computer Keyboarding and Related Technology Applications. Tell us a bit about yourself… I am currently enjoying my first year...

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New publication by LT doctoral student, Lynnea West

Lynnea West, an LT PhD student who is also an i-Learn Specialist for Eden Prairie Schools, has published an article entitled, “A New, Dynamic Literacy Framework to Accelerate Literacy Learning" in the Literacy Special Interest journal. West’s framework “guides the use of new digital tools for...

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LT’s Dr. Angel Pazurek presents at ACPA

LT's Dr. Angel Pazurek presented last week at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association in Tampa, Florida. ACPA is a professional organization for student affairs and student development professionals in higher education. This year's convention theme was "Consider - Collaborate - Create...

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