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EdTech chair featured in magazine article

EdTech Chair Brett Shelton was featured in a multi-page article published in the latest version of FOCUS, a magazine about the best of Boise State.

The article also presents some interesting comments by one of our doctoral students who is an professor of education at a midwest college.

Click on the photo below to see the entire article.

Wired for Success

EdTech Business Manager Wins an Award

Megan DuPre with her campus-wide award for simplifying processes.

EdTech Business Manager Megan Dupre recently won an award for developing an efficient way to train faculty and staff on complicated new processes of obtaining travel authorizations and reporting expenses.

DuPre’s process saves paper and reduces time involved in getting approval for travel and expenses.

The award was presented at the university’s inaugural Process Improvement Symposium which attracted staff and faculty from 40 departments across campus.

Other departments won awards for:

  • Identifying keepers of complicated systems knowledge and creating their own inhouse training, instead of relying on university trainers,
  • Cost-saving ways to clean floors and white boards,
  • Streamlining ways to use newly implemented financial charts of account, and
  • Creating a secure share-drive for electronic files and allowing digital receipt collection for expense reports.

Going where no audience has gone before

Dr. Haskell shown speaking in an auditorium.

Dr. Chris Haskell speaking at a previous Google summit
–In his Star Fleet officer’s uniform, of course.

EdTech Assistant Professor Chris Haskell will deliver the keynote address Feb. 18 and 19 at the Carson City Summit in Carson City, Nevada, one of 164 regional Google events worldwide.

In his Star Trek officer’s uniform or not, Haskell’s upbeat TED-style delivery will neither look nor sound like a typical keynote speaker.

He will tell his audience of several hundred Nevada teachers that their dreams of a technologically driven world were originally manifest in the popular media of the past five decades. In fact, a detailed look back shows far more connection between science fiction and science fact than previously considered, especially as it relates to education.

And if you see him in Carson City, be sure to address him as Ensign Haskell. He’ll love it.

Hsu and doc student Conklin publish paper

Dr. YU-CHANG HSU

Dr. YU-CHANG HSU

EdTech Associate Professor Yu-Chang Hsu co-published an article titled “Using importance-performance analysis to guide instructional design of experiential learning activities” in Online Learning Journal.

He wrote the article with EdTech doctoral student Sheri Conklin, and Judy Kinney, an assistant professor at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

There is limited research on experiential learning in online courses as well as empirical data to assist with the instructional design of the experiential learning activities.

The primary goal of this exploratory study is to demonstrate the use of importance-performance analysis to guide instructional design of experiential learning activities in an online introduction to criminology course.

A long drive, but worth it.

Colin Stapp (Oregon) visits with Professor Kerry Rice at a reception following Boise State's commencement Dec. 17. Stapp is one of more than 40 EdTech grads at this fall's commencement.

Colin Stapp (Oregon) visits with Professor Kerry Rice at a reception following Boise State’s commencement Dec. 17. Stapp, one of more than 40 EdTech grads at this fall’s commencement, drove to Boise from Salem, Oregon, just before winter storms closed all highways.

Rob Breit travels from Chicago

Rob Breit (Illinois) enjoys a chat with one of his professors at the post-commencement reception Dec. 17.  His mother is shown at left.

Rob Breit (Illinois) enjoys a chat with one of his professors at the post-commencement reception Dec. 17. His mother is shown at left.

Two reasons why Boise State EdTech is nation’s largest

New master's students Beverly McKay (Idaho) and Jeanne Bennett (California) pause for a picture at Boise State University's 99th commencement. McKay and Bennett are part of the reason why Boise State EdTech remains the nation's largest graduate program in educational technology.

New master’s students Beverly McKay (Idaho) and Jeanne Bennett (California) pause for a picture at Boise State University’s 99th commencement. McKay and Bennett are part of the reason why Boise State EdTech remains the nation’s largest graduate program in educational technology.

It was a banner day for EdTech’s Hannah Clark

EdTech master's graduate Hannah Clark (Idaho) had the honor of carrying the Graduate College banner at commencement on Dec. 17. Banner bearers lead all graduates of each college into Taco Bell Arena for the ceremony.  All graduate students (regardless of academic discipline) are seated in the Graduate College section.

EdTech master’s graduate Hannah Clark (Idaho) had the honor of carrying the Graduate College banner at commencement on Dec. 17. Banner bearers lead all graduates of each college into Taco Bell Arena for the ceremony. All graduate students (regardless of academic discipline) are seated in the Graduate College section.

Ohhhh, Glori

Doctoral graduate Glori Hinck poses for a picture with Associate Professor Patrick Lowenthal at the post-commencement open house, Saturday, Dec. 17.

Doctoral graduate Glori Hinck poses for a picture with Associate Professor Patrick Lowenthal at the post-commencement open house, Saturday, Dec. 17.

Professor and grad share a laugh

EdTech Chair Brett Shelton shares a laugh with doctoral graduate Carol Askin at the after-commencement reception, Saturday, Dec. 17.

EdTech Chair Brett Shelton shares a laugh with doctoral graduate Carol Askin at the after-commencement reception, Saturday, Dec. 17.

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