Tag Archives: CEPSE

Frank appointed as MSU Foundation Professor

Frank appointed as MSU Foundation Professor

Professor Kenneth Frank has been appointed as an MSU Foundation Professor, a first for the College of Education. Frank will officially be named on August 16, 2015 as the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, Fisheries and Wildlife. Frank, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, named the endowed position himself, giving credit… Read More »

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds

As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these “transition youth” – shifting… Read More »

“Reading at a Crossroads” co-edited by professor, alumni

“Reading at a Crossroads” co-edited by professor, alumni

Rand Spiro, professor of educational psychology, is lead editor of “Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices,” recently published by Routledge. The book examines how the Internet is transforming reading and learning-through-reading with contributions from distinguished experts in the field. Spiro, along with four alumni, co-edited the book. “Too much of learning… Read More »

Course honored as Best Online at MSU

Course honored as Best Online at MSU

An online course from the College of Education was selected as the Best Fully Online course for the 2015 AT&T Faculty-Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology awards. The course, CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education, was designed and developed by Leigh Graves Wolf and Michelle Schira Hagerman. “CEP 811 is designed to push students… Read More »

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care. Cary Roseth, associate professor of educational psychology at Michigan State University, said the study suggests cadaver-based instruction should continue in undergraduate… Read More »

MAET program hosts first Maker Day event

MAET program hosts first Maker Day event

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program recently designed and co-hosted Maker Day at Michigan State University. More than 50 students, faculty members and families with young children attended the free event, held at the MSU Main Library. Students from the East Lansing-based hybrid cohort of MAET (who are practicing K-12 educators) led activities… Read More »

PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

Julie Nurnberger-Haag, a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), has been awarded a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Nurnberger-Haag was chosen—amidst hundreds of applications—to be one of 30 receiving a $25,000 award to write her dissertation about student learning of negative numbers. The fellowship is designed to support those whose dissertations show potential for bringing… Read More »

EPET students receive best paper award

EPET students receive best paper award

Multiple hybrid doctoral students in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program, along with faculty member John Bell, have received an outstanding paper award from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). The award was presented at the 2014 SITE Conference, held March 17-21 in Jacksonville, Fla. The paper, “What We’ve Got… Read More »

MSU awards seed-funding for autism research

MSU awards seed-funding for autism research

Michigan State University has awarded seed-funding for six multi-disciplinary research projects to explore new approaches to autism, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. College of Education researchers, most from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), will serve as principal and co-investigators on three of the six major projects. These researchers are: Connie Sung, assistant… Read More »

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter school, according to research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study, online in the journal Child Development and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education… Read More »