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E-sports enters second week of the season

Boise State e-sports plays its second week of seasonal play today (Wednesday, Jan 17) beginning at 4:30 Mountain Time. Boise State plays Nevada in Rocket League, the University of Jamestown in Overwatch, and New Mexico State in League of Legends. In the … (Read More) E-sports enters second week of the season

Amy doesn’t let distance or disability dampen her commencement

We received an inspirational email over the Christmas holiday. It was from one of our master’s graduates, Amy Lomellini of New York, who could not attend commencement. In 2015, Amy became paralyzed with a neuromuscular disease, but she decided not … (Read More) Amy doesn’t let distance or disability dampen her commencement

EdTech applauds it summer graduates, too

Boise State EdTech graduated 40 master’s students at the end of summer term. The university does not conduct summer commencement exercises, so summer grads are allowed to walk in fall commencement and, in December, three of them did. But those … (Read More) EdTech applauds it summer graduates, too

Boise State EdTech graduates 43 with master’s degrees

Boise State EdTech graduated 43 students with master’s degrees in December, and 14 attended commencement ceremonies on campus. Three of those at commencement actually completed their degrees in the summer. Those unable to attend commencement were Andrea Adera, Ryan Adkins, … (Read More) Boise State EdTech graduates 43 with master’s degrees

Pennsylvania grad attends doctoral hooding in Boise

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EdTech’s Norm Friesen looks at the ‘long now’ of educational change

Friesen’s eighth book, The Textbook and the Lecture: Education in the Age of New Media, has just been published by Johns Hopkins University Press. In this hard-bound volume, Friesen asks: “Why are the fundamentals of education apparently so little changed in our … (Read More) EdTech’s Norm Friesen looks at the ‘long now’ of educational change

Doctoral grad named e-learning director at major university

Boise State EdTech doctoral alumna Sheri Conklin has been named director of e-learning at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where she has been employed as an instructional designer since 2009. “Dr. Conklin brings a variety of perspectives to this new … (Read More) Doctoral grad named e-learning director at major university

E-sports Update—Boise State qualifies for Hearthstone national tourney

Boise State’s varsity Hearthstone team has qualified for the first round of the national Hearthstone intercollegiate e-sports tournament, according to EdTech Assistant Professor Chris Haskell, who also serves as director of Boise State E-sports. The team competes Dec. 2 with … (Read More) E-sports Update—Boise State qualifies for Hearthstone national tourney

EdTech’s Dazhi Yang: Having fun with the after-school STEM kids

On two recent evenings in Boise, EdTech Associate Professor Dazhi Yang presided over a room full of excited elementary students, teachers, and parents. The students had volunteered for a National Science Foundation-funded after-school program in which they learned computational thinking … (Read More) EdTech’s Dazhi Yang: Having fun with the after-school STEM kids

Why Apple invited Boise State to its headquarters

An EdTech graduate and faculty member were part of a Boise State delegation invited to Apple’s world headquarters to discuss innovation in education. Representatives of Apple’s Education Division will visit Boise State in January. Pictured from left: Boise State University President … (Read More) Why Apple invited Boise State to its headquarters