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MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campus to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from the National Science Foundation to study how reforms to institutional policies and practices, along with… Read More »

App could help make teaching more equitable

App could help make teaching more equitable

A Michigan State University researcher is developing a web application that will help educators make their teaching practices more equitable using data from their own classrooms. Niral Shah, assistant professor of teacher education, will be working with teachers using this tool through research funded by a new fellowship. In May, Shah was chosen as a… Read More »

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education

Michigan State University is taking steps to support President Obama’s goal of expanding computer science education across the nation. Today, the MSU College of Education is among more than 200 organizations being recognized by the White House during a summit on Computer Science for All (#CSforAll). The event marks progress on the initiative since the… 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 »

Undergraduates win awards at MSU research fair

Undergraduates win awards at MSU research fair

Nine undergraduates from the College of Education received first-place awards at the 2015 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) at MSU on April 10. The annual springtime event is held at the MSU Union as an opportunity for students across the university to showcase scholarship and creativity. Students presented original work in a variety of… 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 »

Azim Premji to speak at MSU commencement

Azim Premji to speak at MSU commencement

Azim Premji, global tech company leader and educational philanthropist, will speak at Michigan State University’s spring commencement honoring bachelor’s degree graduates on May 2. Premji also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the university. He serves as chairman of Wipro Ltd., an information technology and research and development  company with a presence… Read More »

‘Ivory tower’ bucking social media

‘Ivory tower’ bucking social media

University scholars are largely resisting the use of social media to circulate their scientific findings and engage their tech-savvy students, a Michigan State University researcher argues in a new paper. While social media is widely used in fields such as journalism and business – not just to push a product but also to engage in… 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 »