LT PhD candidate Jolie Kennedy publishes MOOC article in JIOL

A new article on MOOCs by LT PhD candidate Jolie Kennedy has been published in the Journal of Interactive and Online Learning (JIOL) and featured in Distance-Educator.com. The publicity surrounding massive open online courses (MOOCs) overshadows the lack of academic research about it. Kennedy's study...

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Pazurek Returns from Higher Ed Study Tour in Ecuador

Dr. Angel Pazurek recently traveled to Ecuador to begin exploratory research on the country’s higher education system and the technology infrastructure to support tech integration and online learning. Together with a small group of scholars and graduate students from across the U.S., she toured several...

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Pazurek presents at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Angel Pazurek recently presented her work at the 10th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her presentation titled “Narrative Visualization of Tentative Manifestations in Post-Intentional Phenomenological Inquiry,” she discussed the use of animated visualizations to conceptualize...

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Congrats to this year’s LT MEd grads!

LTML hosted the annual LT M.Ed. Student Showcase event on Friday evening, May 9. It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate a very successful academic year and for many of our graduates to present the final capstone project they accomplished to complete their M.Ed. in...

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LT PhD candidate Sarah North awarded prestigious fellowship

Sarah North, PhD candidate in Learning Technologies, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) by the University of Minnesota's Graduate School to support her dissertation work over the upcoming academic year. Dr. Cassie Scharber is her adviser. Sarah’s dissertation study, “Understanding Students' Self-Regulation in...

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Earthducation Expedition 6 heads to Nepal April 27!

What does education look like in remote mountain villages where electricity is nonexistent or unreliable? How does a developing country seeking to grow its economy, boost tourism, and expand its infrastructure do so sustainably? Earthducation Expedition 6 aims to find out — and share what...

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Flipgrid selected as Webby honoree in three categories

Flipgrid, LTML’s video-based discussion and reflection tool, was selected as an honoree in three categories for this year’s Webby Awards. The categories are Web Education, Mobile Education and Reference, and Social Education and Discovery. Flipgrid was developed to enable teachers to create short, discussion-oriented questions that...

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LT shines at AERA 2014

LT faculty and students were well represented at the recent American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA 2014) in Philadephia this past week. Bright Stars: Technology-Mediated Settings as Pathways for the Engaged Learning of Urban Youth: Symposium chaired by Cassie Scharber. “How Can I Make That?”: Teens Helping...

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New Publication by Scharber in The Minnesota English Journal

The Minnesota English Journal (MEJ), a journal of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Education, has recently published an article by Scharber entitled, “The iPad Invasion,” in its March 2014 publication. The article explores how English teachers can respond to and participate in the iPad craze...

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LT PhD candidate Romaric Zongo awarded grant for thesis work in Burkina Faso

Romaric Zongo, PhD candidate in Learning Technologies, has been awarded an International Thesis Research Travel Grant by the University of Minnesota Graduate School to support his dissertation work in Burkina Faso. Romaric’s dissertation study, “Integration of Emerging Learning Technologies in Secondary Schools: A Burkina Faso Case...

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LT PhD candidate Solen Feyissa awarded grant for thesis work in Ethiopia

Solen Feyissa, PhD candidate in Learning Technologies, has been awarded an International Thesis Research Travel Grant by the University of Minnesota Graduate School to support his dissertation work in Ethiopia. Solen's dissertation study, "The Role of Information Communication Technologies within Ethiopian Education," focuses on real-life uses...

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Austin Public Schools visits LTML to start technology integration planning

Last week representatives from Austin Public Schools (APS) spent the day at LTML to discuss technology integration in its district and schools. Teachers, principals, technology integrationists, technology directors, union representatives, and the superintendent comprise APS’ technology integration design team and will be working together over...

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Pazurek & Scharber present at Metro North ABE Learning Lab

Drs. Angel Pazurek and Cassie Scharber were honored to present at Metro North Adult Basic Education's recent professional development event focused on technology integration this past Tuesday. Metro North ABE is a consortium of nine school districts located in the northwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis...

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Avenue iPad app launched!

We're excited to announce that the new Avenue iPad app has launched! The Avenue iPad student app extends the Avenue online environment and creates innovative new opportunities for mobile student e-assessment in all K-20 world language classrooms. Avenue is an e-assessment platform for building custom language tasks...

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Flipgrid team skypes with 2nd graders in Georgia

Many thanks to the awesome 2nd grade students at Barrow Elementary School in Georgia who skyped with our Flipgrid team today. We had the honor of announcing awards for the amazing work they did on their Flipgrid black history projects. Thanks to media specialist Andy...

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LTML launches NextEd, a new generation of online learning

Why start something you statistically will not finish? Though MOOCs have opened up learning to new audiences and caused big buzz over the past year, highly publicized issues remain. These include a staggering non-complete rate, often boring or confusing learning interfaces, and a lack of...

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Congrats to two new LT PhDs: Dr. Angel Pazurek & Dr. Yang Lin

During fall semester, two LT PhD students, Drs. Angel Pazurek and Yang Lin, successfully defended their dissertations. Dr. Pazurek's dissertation, "A Phenomenological Investigation of Online Learners' Lived Experiences," was defended at LTML in September 2013 (co-advisors: A. Doering & C. Scharber). Dr. Lin's dissertation, "When Microblog...

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Sarah North, LT PhD student, publishes in the Journal of Nursing Education

Sarah North, a PhD student in Learning Technologies, is the first author on a new publication in the Journal of Nursing Education. The paper, entitled “Lessons learned in multisite, nursing education research while studying a technology learning innovation,” examines the process of conducting longitudinal, multisite...

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Flipgrid for iPad is now available!

We're excited to announce the release of Flipgrid for iPad! The Flipgrid iPad app extends the Flipgrid online environment and creates innovative new opportunities for reflection, discussion, and demonstration. Flipgrid is an asynchronous, video-based discussion and reflection tool developed here at the LT Media Lab....

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