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Educators as Active Listeners

BY JACKIE GERSTEIN I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. They include: If the teacher is doing more talking than the students, then this is … (Read More) Educators as Active Listeners

The rumor of my demise . . .

Congratulatory comments on my retirement came from students and former students around the world and, of course, from across America. Thank you all for your well-wishes, but I can’t help but think of Mark Twain at the moment. He said … (Read More) The rumor of my demise . . .

Boise State raises esports profile at Mountain West Conference

BY: ANNA WEBB Boise State’s Varsity eSports team recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in a three-day series of matches against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at the Mountain West Conference Basketball Championship Tournament. The conference organized … (Read More) Boise State raises esports profile at Mountain West Conference

Big news from MET grad Megan Alicia

Megan Alicia (MET, 2015) has a new job at Kent State University. Actually, it is an old temporary job that is now officially hers. And it is remarkable. Institutions in higher education typically hire faculty with doctoral degrees, but Megan … (Read More) Big news from MET grad Megan Alicia

Networking pays off for schools in Barbados

When Dwayne Best was a student in Boise State’s online educational technology master’s program, he contacted his advisor, Jerry Foster, whenever questions arose. Dwayne graduated last December, but after futilely tilting his lance at a very large windmill over the … (Read More) Networking pays off for schools in Barbados

Boise State offers new dimension to Mountain West hoop tourney

The Mountain West Conference Basketball Championship Tournaments will feature new competitors when the games begin tomorrow and continue through Saturday, March 8-10. In addition to men’s and women’s basketball teams from every university in the league, collegiate esports teams from … (Read More) Boise State offers new dimension to Mountain West hoop tourney

Hsu, Ching, former student publish on maker-tech

Yu-Chang Hsu and Yu-Hui Ching, associate professors, and Sally Baldwin, a recent graduate from the educational technology doctoral program, published an article titled “Physical Computing for STEAM Education: Maker-Educators’ Experiences in an Online Graduate Course” in the “Journal of Computers in … (Read More) Hsu, Ching, former student publish on maker-tech

Lowenthal, friends plan to stuff the Big Apple with research, perspective

EdTech’s Patrick Lowenthal will present a prodigious amount of research next month at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New York. City. He and co-authors Laurie Cavey, Michele Carney, Jason Libberton, and Tatia Totorica will present … (Read More) Lowenthal, friends plan to stuff the Big Apple with research, perspective

Boise State splits spring commencement

Growing numbers of graduates and guests at spring commencement have prompted Boise State University to host two separate commencement celebrations inside Taco Bell Arena on May 5. Tickets will not be required. The first celebration will be at 9:30 a.m. for … (Read More) Boise State splits spring commencement

The courses, they are a changin’

Boise State’s EdTech Department has announced three changes for existing courses. Maker Tech: Hybrid Computing and Tinkering for STEAM Education has altered its name and has a new catalog number. The new title is Maker Tech: Physical Computing for STEAM … (Read More) The courses, they are a changin’