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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.
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.
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.
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.