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LT alumni Dr. Angel Pazurek and Dr. Suzan Koseoglu have co-authored a new publication in EdTechnica: The Open Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Angel and Suzan began collaborating on numerous projects during their time together as Ph.D. students in the LT program and have continued to do so. Angel is now a faculty member in LT, and Suzan is a faculty member in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Greenwich in the U.K.


Dr. Patrick O'Leary recently successfully defended his dissertation in LT! The title of Pat's dissertation was, "Integrating Mixed Reality Technologies into an Environmental Learning Field Experience: A Case Study." He was co-advised by Bhaskar Upadhyay and Angel Pazurek. As a blanket of December snow fell on the Twin Cities that day, friends, family, colleagues, and both current and former classmates joined together to support Pat virtually on Zoom as he presented his case study research on the integration of mixed reality technologies in an environmental science course.

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LT’s Dr. Angel Pazurek was recently a guest speaker at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), whose main campus is located in Shah Alam, the capital city of the state of Selangor in Malaysia. She was invited by Dr. Nurul Hijja Mazlan, a faculty member in the College of Computing, Informatics and Media at UiTM. Despite the 14-hour time difference and using the magic of video conferencing to virtually bridge the 9,000-mile distance from St. Paul to Shah Alam, Pazurek joined Dr.


Over the past several years, LTC and Code Savvy have partnered and collaborated in many ways.  A recent collaboration includes a coauthored book chapter entitled, “Code savvy educators: A professional development model for inservice educators.” This chapter is part of the new book, Professional development for inservice teachers: Research and practices in computing educa


College of Education and Human Development Dean Michael Rodriguez recently announced that Dr. Cassie Scharber, Associate Professor in Learning Technologies and Assistant Dean for Professional and Online Education, has been appointed as the Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology.