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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

Lowenthal: How digital storytelling gives voice, sense-of-self to refugees

​Boise State recently presented an on-campus activity called A Night with Refugee Storytellers. With refugees now in all but the smallest communities across America, the concept of students sharing a thread of their lives in a digital storytelling format or … (Read More) Lowenthal: How digital storytelling gives voice, sense-of-self to refugees

EdTech faculty, recent grad win major award

Two EdTech associate professors and a recent doctoral graduate won the 2017 Outstanding Paper Award at E-Learn in Vancouver, British Columbia. The E-Learn World Conference is organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored … (Read More) EdTech faculty, recent grad win major award

EdTech course sites in Moodle remain open during web shutdown

Scheduled maintenance will shut down all Boise State websites and telephones on Sunday, Nov. 12, between 5 and 6 a.m. EdTech students will still be able to access their course sites in Moodle. (Read More) EdTech course sites in Moodle remain open during web shutdown

EdTech faculty offers considerable insight at AECT

More than two dozen EdTech faculty members and students are presenting research this week at the international conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) in Jacksonville, Florida.  EdTech doctoral graduate Molly Large will team up with Professor … (Read More) EdTech faculty offers considerable insight at AECT

EdTech’s Shelton to receive international award this week

EdTech Department Chair Brett Shelton will headline a large contingency of Boise State professors attending the annual convention of the Association of Educational Communication and Technology in Jacksonville, Florida, this week. Shelton will receive the Outstanding Practice Award for the … (Read More) EdTech’s Shelton to receive international award this week

EdTech’s Haskell talks about esports on Sports Radio

Re-thinking the definition of sports Boise State EdTech Assistant Professor Chris Haskell was featured on Idaho’s longest-running sports talk show Oct. 24, where he discussed esports. Idaho Sports Talk is hosted by Jeff Caves, a former Boise State football player … (Read More) EdTech’s Haskell talks about esports on Sports Radio

EdTech’s Friesen invited to Finnish university

EdTech Professor Norm Friesen recently was invited to present a seminar at the University of Vaasa in Finland, where he spoke on six questions raised by German pedagogical theorist Klaus Mollenhauer. While in Vaasa, Friesen was invited to see the … (Read More) EdTech’s Friesen invited to Finnish university