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Bright Stars Project presents at Jean Piaget Conference

Team members of the Bright Stars Project recently presented a symposium and a paper at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society in San Francisco, California. This year’s conference theme was “Technologies & Human Development.” Cynthia Lewis, Cassie Scharber, and Anne Crampton presented the symposium,...

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LTML presents at AERA 2017

Students and staff from the Learning Technologies program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota presented at the American Education Research Association’s 101st annual conference this year in San Antonio, TX. Yu Hui Chang presented a paper session in the SIG-Online...

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Congrats to LT’s newest MEd graduates!

LTML hosted the 7th annual LT MEd showcase on Friday, May 5, to celebrate the accomplishments of the nine graduating students and provide an opportunity for them to share their final capstone projects with faculty members, peers, and friends. The capstone project is a practical...

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Scharber and Lewis contribute to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="528120" img_link_target="_self" img_size="medium"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] LT’s Cassie Scharber and C&I’s Cynthia Lewis contributed an article in the new SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning. "The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning documents what the best research has revealed about out-of-school learning: what facilitates or hampers it; where it...

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Learning Analytics Community of Practice Launched

The UMN Center for Educational Innovation is launching Learning Analytics Community of Practice (LACoP) in partnership with the College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal Arts, and the Libraries. LT's assistant professor Bodong Chen is co-facilitating this community of practice. This Community of...

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Publication in Gender and Education for Scharber, Pazurek, & Ouyang

LT’s Cassie Scharber, Angel Pazurek and Fan Ouyang recently published an article in the journal, Gender and Education. "Illuminating the (in)visibility of female scholars: A gendered analysis of publishing rates within educational technology journals from 2004-1015” Abstract: This research study utilized bibliometric methods to analyze publication...

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Minnesota team attends NSF workshop

Last week Cassie Scharber coordinated a team from Minnesota to participate workshop in Chicago that was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the workshop was to help teams of researchers and practitioners develop stronger ideas and proposals for NSF’s grant competition:...

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Chen receives NSF grant

LT assistant professor Dr. Bodong Chen has been awarded an NSF grant to study ways to connect school science with public scientific discourse. This project will harness recent Open Web technologies to build a platform to transform scientific engagement in classrooms with the broader cyberspace....

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New publication for Scharber, Isaacson, Pyscher, & Lewis

Associate Professor Cassandra Scharber and LT PhD candidate Kris Isaacson collaborated with Assistant Professor Tracey Pyscher and Professor Cynthia Lewis on a new journal publication. This article is featured in a special issue focused on youth literacies and social justice in the journal, English Teaching:...

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Scharber presents at LRA Conference

Cassie Scharber recently presented at the annual Literacy Research Association conference in Nashville, TN. Scharber participated in a paper session and an alternative session. The paper presentation was titled, "Transforming the object: Social critique through documentary film production in a community-based media organization” and was authored...

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Scharber & Lewis Share Insights on Learning Fueled by EdTech

Cynthia Lewis, Emma Birkmaier Professor in Educational Leadership, and LTML’s Cassie Scharber shared their insights on using technology to enhance learning on CEHD’s Vision 2020 blog. Lewis and Scharber highlighted their ongoing research project called “Bright Stars” supported by the W.T. Grant Foundation....

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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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