Donna named 2012 Bush Fellow

Joel Donna, Lecturer of Learning Technologies, was named a 2012 Bush Fellow. During his fellowship he will bring together education stakeholders in the region to share, refine and make available online the collective instructional wisdom of the science education community to support teachers and improve science learning for all students....

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LTML announces Flipgrid!

Charles Miller (LTML Co-Director) and Brad Hosack (LTML Lead Designer) launched Flipgrid yesterday at the 2012 CEHD Fall Assembly. Flipgrid is a simple and innovative tool in which students use webcams to respond to teacher generated questions in fully online, hybrid, or face-to-face classes. Flipgrid is...

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Schools see a tech revolution, but will students see results?

Aaron Doering provided insight for an article on tech integration into education in the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "St. Paul schools Superintendent Valeria Silva has glimpsed the "future of education": a reimagined school district where students can learn 24/7 and set their own pace in the...

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Judah Frangipane joins LTML

The LT Media Lab welcomes the newest member of the design team, Judah Frangipane. Judah will be serving as a developer on the expanding Avenue: World Language E-Assessment platform, working closely with Luke Lecheler (Avenue Lead Developer) and Dr. Charles Miller (LTML Co-Director)....

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Giving to the LT Media Lab

There is a new way to support the work and mission of the LT Media Lab. In coordination with the University of Minnesota Foundation, individuals and companies can now contribute directly to the Lab through the Giving link located on the main LT website. Your tax-deductible...

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New Publication in Educational Philosophy and Theory (August 2012)

Scharber and two UMN colleagues had the first of three articles published in EPT; "A Conceptual Exploration of Participation. Section I: Introduction and Early Perspectives." This article is comprised of three sections (each in subsequent regular issues of EPAT) that explore the concept of participation. Section...

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Pazurek and Koseoglu to work with Hennepin County Medical Center

Angel Pazurek and Suzan Koseoglu were invited to present a workshop on technology integration for authentic learning in health science education at Hennepin County Medical Center. This professional development session for faculty and staff in Emergency Medical Services Education focused on practical implications of...

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Miller to give keynote at PACER Center Technology Institute 2012

Dr. Charles Miller (LTML Co-Director) will deliver the opening keynote titled "Parents as Designers: A Necessary Element for Transformative Learning" at the PACER Center's 2012 Technology Institute on July 12. The Institute will be attended by directors, staff, and individuals from the PACER Centers' National...

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Pazurek presents at EdMedia World Conference

Angel Pazurek presented “Fostering Engagement in Online Learning Environments by Designing Experiences,” at EdMedia 2012 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education in Denver, Colorado.  Her presentation, targeted at online facilitators and instructional designers, argued that more...

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Thanks, TECH {dot} MN!

TECH {dot} MN recently published an article about LTML, "U of M LT Media Lab quietly pursuing stuff that matters." Be sure to check out some of their other great articles at http://tech.mn/...

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LTML looking for a new Lead Software Developer!

The LT Media Lab (lt.umn.edu) at the University of Minnesota is searching for a talented Adobe Flex and PHP Lead Software Developer to work on a cutting-edge e-assessment platform that will transform the future of world language instruction. You will work both independently and collaboratively...

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Pazurek returns from workshop at UGA

LT’s Angel Pazurek recently attended a phenomenological research workshop presented by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Education and Human Development at the University of Georgia which was held May 22-25 in Athens, Georgia.  Pazurek’s work focuses on interpreting the human-centered nature of learning with technology,...

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2nd Annual LT M.Ed. Showcase!

Four LT Masters of Education students (Sherene Azar, Chris Erickson, Nick Tibesar, and Heather Wells) showcased their final projects as part of the 2nd Annual LT M.Ed. Showcase. They each had a brief presentation of their work and then provided more information in an "un-poster" show...

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Scharber receives CEHD WLPC Rising Star Faculty Award

Cassie Scharber has been selected to receive the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle 2012 Rising Star Faculty Award. The WPLC recognizes a pre-tenure female faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota who has demonstrated leadership and creativity in an academic...

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LTML meets with PACER Center

Representatives from the PACER Center visited the LT Media Lab yesterday to discuss a potential collaboration for developing new innovative education solutions for students with disabilities. You can learn more about the PACER Center at: http://www.pacer.org/about/ ...

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Hosack to present keynote at EdCampMSP

Brad Hosack, our Lead New Media Designer at LTML has been asked to give the keynote presentation at this years EdCampMSP next month. You can learn more about the event at http://blogs.district279.org/edcamp2012/. [source]...

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Scharber and Pazurek invited to speak at Target

Dr. Cassie Scharber and Angel Pazurek presented "Social Learning: Building Community Through Social Media" at Target Corporation's Minneapolis headquarters. Target recently launched an internal social/learning network and asked Cassie and Angel to provide some guidance for users given their expertise in fostering online learning communities....

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Miller and Donna present at CEFPI “Local Heroes”

Joel Donna presenting at CEFPI Dr. Charles Miller (Co-Director, LT Media Lab; Assistant Professor, Learning Technologies) and Dr. Joel Donna (Lecturer, Learning Technologies) were invited to present in the "Local Heroes" session at the Regional Conference for the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI) in...

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LTML heavily represented at the ATS showcase

LT and LTML were in full force at the University of Minnesota's Academic Technology Showcase. Our faculty, staff and grad students shared how they are using technology to drive innovation in teaching, learning, and research at UMN. Charles Miller (Co-Director, LT Media Lab), Luke Lecheler (Developer, LT...

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New Digital Literacies Column Published in JAAL (April, 2012)

The April 2012 issue of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy features the latest digital literacies column written by Dr. Julie Coiro, “Understanding Dispositions Toward Reading on the Internet.” Cassie Scharber edits this column along with David O’Brien....

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