Mike DeSchryver, a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program, has received the prestigious Spencer Dissertation Fellowship to support his research on the process of Web-based learning. The fellowship, worth $25,000, is awarded to only 20 of approximately 600 applicants from across the nation. DeSchryver’s dissertation investigates the skills and strategies that advanced Web learners, such as… Read More »
Tech & Learning, a website and national magazine for leaders in the field of educational technology, has selected Michigan State University Professor Punya Mishra among the 10 Most Influential People in Ed Tech. The 2011 list was based on a survey of readers and advisers and published in the June issue of the magazine. Mishra… Read More »
Michelle Schira Hagerman, a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at MSU, has received a $20,000 award to support her dissertation research on online reading comprehension. The one year fellowship, which runs from September 2011 to September 2012, comes from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Originally from… Read More »
Can’t find anyone to exercise with? Don’t despair: New research from Michigan State University reveals working out with a virtual partner improves motivation during exercise. The study led by Deborah Feltz, chairperson of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, is the first to investigate the Kohler effect on motivation in health video games; that phenomenon explains why… Read More »
Since hitting the iTunes store in April 2009, one iPod touch application has been quickly catching on as a way to help people who have difficulty speaking – especially children with autism. But Proloquo2Go, as it’s called, has little if any research data to prove how well it works with that population. This spring, a… Read More »
Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, both faculty members in educational psychology and educational technology at Michigan State University, were selected to serve as co-chairs of the 2011 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) national conference in Nashville, Tenn. The conference, scheduled for March 7-11, is attended by hundreds of people interested in today’s issues… Read More »
The Capital News Service published a news article on the value of online courses, including their potential to open opportunities for high schools students when certain courses are not available in their school. When taught effectively, online courses can actually prove more engaging for students. Professor Punya Mishra is quoted.
Professor Sharif Shakrani, senior scholar in the Education Policy Center, warns new classroom technology will not be beneficial without effective training for teachers in this Detroit News article.
Michigan State University is now offering its doctoral program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology online with a new hybrid option focused on the evolving role of technology in learning. The blended four to five-year program, which combines online coursework with summer classes on campus, is designed to meet a growing demand from experienced education… Read More »