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Congrats to new LT PhD grad Dr. Solen Feyissa!

Dr. Solen Feyissa recently defended his dissertation — Congrats to this new PhD in Learning Technologies / Curriculum and Instruction! Dr. Solen was co-advised by Dr. Angelica Pazurek and Dr. Aaron Doering. His dissertation was titled, "Living in Wait: The Learning Lives of Ethiopian High School...

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Doering presents keynote and workshop at Fulbright Peru

Doering delivered the keynote talk and a workshop for Fulbright Peru in Lima, Peru, on November 3 and 4. His talk, titled “Innovations in Technology-Enhanced Learning: Designing for Transformation and Engagement,” centered on how technology can be used to transform the learning experience. In addition...

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LT Students Ouyang and Englund present at annual AECT convention

Fan Ouyang and Jennifer Englund, LT PhD students, presented at the October 2016 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual event draws over 1,000 educators, graduate students, and industry professionals whose activities are directed toward improving instruction...

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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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EarthXplorers presented at ESRI Education conference

EarthXplorers, a new online learning environment from Doering's LT Media Lab that offers an inquiry- and project-based approach to learning GIS, was presented at the ESRI Education conference in San Diego. Sponsored by ESRI and designed in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation,...

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