Tag Archives: EPET

Course integrates technology to reach all students

Course integrates technology to reach all students

A technology-based, student-focused course in the College of Education has received an Honorable Mention in Michigan State University’s annual Award Competition in Instructional Technology, sponsored by AT&T. CEP 956: Mind, Media and Learning, taught by Associate Professor Christine Greenhow, is a graduate course in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) doctoral program. Its attention to… Read More »

Ratan recognized at All-University Awards

Ratan recognized at All-University Awards

Assistant Professor Rabindra “Robby” Ratan received a Teacher-Scholar Award from the university on Feb. 7, 2017. He is an affiliate assistant professor in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program in the College of Education, and part of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Ratan was one of six Michigan State University faculty members… Read More »

Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop?

Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop?

Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper indicates. Michigan State University’s Binbin Zheng and colleagues analyzed years of studies on “one-to-one” laptop programs, including Zheng’s own research, and found that such programs that… Read More »

Undergraduate study abroad applications open

Undergraduate study abroad applications open

Applications are now open to students interested in summer 2016 undergraduate study abroad programs from the MSU College of Education. The programs—including trips to European, African and Asian countries—take place between May and August 2016. “[Study abroad] is a great way to have an unforgettable experience that helps make you a better student, and makes… Read More »

Marginalized ninth-graders think critically about inequality, political power

How youth of color and poor and working-class youth think about social inequality plays a vital role in their taking action through protests and voting against a political system that does not seem responsive to their interests, a new study indicates. This University of Michigan research captures how marginalized young people—poor and working-class African-American and… Read More »

Greenhow study looks at Facebook, online learning

Greenhow study looks at Facebook, online learning

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study, Michigan State University’s Christine Greenhow found that high school and college students engaged in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum. Such informal… 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 »

America’s best teachers get creative

America’s best teachers get creative

While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests and hobbies – to help students learn, new research finds. Examining the classroom practices of National Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, the study, by Michigan State… Read More »

Professor’s “Deep-Play” on exhibit at museum

Professor’s “Deep-Play” on exhibit at museum

An exhibit on display at the MSU Museum combines math, art, typography and visual perception all into one. Presented by Punya Mishra, professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) and director of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program, the “Deep-Play: Creativity in Math & Art through Visual Wordplay” exhibit invites visitors to… Read More »

Alumni honored for technology use in education

Four College of Education alumni are among the educators being honored for improving education through technology from the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). The awardees from MSU include: Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K to 12 Teacher of the Year: Joanna Van Raden, (Educational Technology Certificate, ’09), a fourth-grade teacher at Luther C. Klager Elementary School in… Read More »