News Highlights


Big congratulations to our new faculty member in LT, Professor George Veletsianos for being one of the top 2% of scientists in the world in this recent study:


LT is excited to announce that Dr. Angel Pazurek has transitioned into the position of Teaching Associate Professor in Learning Technologies. Angel formerly held the position of Senior Lecturer in LT and has been a full-time faculty member since 2010. She earned her Ph.D. in LT in 2013 and has since been dedicated to closely supporting undergraduate, professional studies (M.Ed.), graduate certificate, and doctoral students through her extensive record of teaching, advising, mentoring, and committee service.


Dr. Rukmini M Avadhanam successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Meeting Students in the Margins: Exploring the Use of Social Annotation by Undergraduate Online Instructors" via Zoom on October 24, 2023. Her families, colleagues, faculties, and both current and former classmates joined together virtually as she presented her disseration research.


The Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota invites applicants for an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position in Learning Technologies. 


Dr. Sarah Barksdale successfully defended her dissertation titled, “'It’s Hard Work’ — K-12 Teachers’ Enacted Curriculum of Computational Thinking and Computer Science Integration." Dr. Barksdale has been a valued member of the LT community since beginning her doctoral studies, and she presented her dissertation research to a large crowd of virtual attendees via Zoom on May 4, 2023.


Chase Fingerson, a senior enrolled in LT’s undergraduate course CI4311W Technology and Ethics in Society with Dr. Jolie Kennedy, recently had an opinion piece published in The Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota’s campus newspaper.