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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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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LT Student Spotlight: Marni Ginther

Learning Technologies (LT) is pleased to spotlight Marni Ginther, teacher candidate in the Second Languages and Cultures program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Marni stood out this past summer when she was a student in the Technology for Teaching and Learning course offered...

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LT @ SITE Conference 2015

Two LT student researchers, one LT faculty member, and four LTML district partners presented at the 2015 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference this past week in Las Vegas, Nevada. SITE is an international conference organized by the Association for the...

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Legacy magazine features Earthducation in cover article

The University of Minnesota Foundation's Legacy magazine has featured LTML director Aaron Doering's Earthducation project as its cover story for its winter 2015 issue. The article has also been spotlighted by the University of Minnesota on its website homepage. Stories of Change, looks back on...

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Congrats to the new Dr. Kashif Asdi, LT PhD grad!

Congrats to the new Dr. Kashif Asdi! Kashif's dissertation title is "Learner Characteristics as Early Predictor of Persistence in Online Courses." A description of his dissertation is below. Dr. Asdi has more than 20 years of experience in academic innovation, training and development, and performance-improvement....

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LT Feature Student: Fan Ouyang

Background and Current Interests: I am a second-year PhD student in the Learning Technologies program. My research centers on emerging educational and learning technologies and online social learning. My current research project focuses on adopting mixed-methods to explore students' online learning processes in order to...

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