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...

Read More

Publication for Peterson & Scharber in Computers in the Schools

LT’s Lana Peterson and Cassie Scharber recently published an article in the journal, Computers in the Schools. Peterson, L., & Scharber, C. (2017). Lessons from a laptop pilot. Computers in the Schools, 4(1). DOI: 10.1080/07380569.2017.1296328 (access a free download!) Abstract: The purpose of this study was...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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:...

Read More

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....

Read More

Scharber travels to the White House to participate in Innovation Summit

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the Advancing Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation Innovation Summit (December 13-14) for its public commitment to further the innovative use of technology...

Read More

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:...

Read More

LTML & Austin Public Schools Celebrates 3 Years in Partnership

The LT Media Lab (LTML) and Austin Public Schools (APS) are celebrating three years of partnership. This “research-to-practice” partnership between is sponsored by the Hormel Foundation . LTML and APS have accomplished a lot together, but the true highlight of our work together has been...

Read More

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...

Read More

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....

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Boeckers leads workshops for Bureau of Education & Research

Daryl Boeckers, LT Teaching Specialist, led teachers of world languages in a series of professional development workshops hosted by the Bureau of Education & Research. "Making Best Use of Apps, Digital Devices and Other Cutting Edge Technology Tools in the World Language Classroom" took place...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Solen Feyissa leads instructional design workshop in Kenya

Solen Feyissa and Dr. Greg Sales travelled to Eldoret, Kenya to conduct OneHealth Workforce instructional design workshop. The One Health Workforce (OHW) project is developing a health workforce that is prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to the threat of infectious diseases around the world....

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More