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CEHS Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked 5th in the Nation

CEHS Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked 5th in the Nation

02/06/2018

Thanks in part to its Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) master’s degree, the online graduate education programs offered by the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University were ranked in the top fi...

Three grants to assist computer education for K – 12

Three grants to assist computer education for K – 12

10/24/2018

Utah State University’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services ... recently they received three grants totaling about $2 million ... On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, Dr. Mimi Recker, a professor of Instructional Technology &...

USU poised to become national leader in K-12 computer science education

USU poised to become national leader in K-12 computer science education

10/16/2018

USU’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, ranked in the top 3% of colleges nationally by the U.S. News and World Report, recently received three grants totaling nearly $2 million focusing on computer science education. All three pro...

USU Esports gains club sport team status, new privileges

USU Esports gains club sport team status, new privileges

10/01/2018

The Esports Club just gained university club sport team status, according to members of the group and USU officials. The status change for the Esports Club is a dual endeavor between Campus Recreation and the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences...

Dr. Victor Lee and Dr. Abigail Phillips' New Book on Libraries Now Available | ITLS News

Dr. Victor Lee and Dr. Abigail Phillips' New Book on Libraries Now Available

09/13/2018

Dr. Victor Lee and Dr. Abigail Phillips edited a book published this month called Reconceptualizing Libraries. The book features guidance from scholars on how librarians can use new technology and resources to enhance their libraries.

New Equipment in the Design Lab for Student Use | ITLS News

New Equipment in the Design Lab for Student Use

08/21/2018

Aubrey Rogowski, the ITLS Design Lab Manager, spent the Summer improving the Design Lab (Educ 270), including purchasing new equipment for students to use. The new equipment available to students includes a virtual reality headset and space set up for a v...

Ji-Eun Lee Selected for the Data Consortium Fellowship | ITLS News

Ji-Eun Lee Selected for the Data Consortium Fellowship

07/17/2018

Ji-Eun Lee was selected for the Data Consortium Fellowship 2018 and will attend a workshop in St. Paul, Minnesota with other scholars artists, programmers, and game designers in mid August. Lee is a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology and Le

$2.4 Million Grant for USU to Track Students from Grad School to Labor Market

$2.4 Million Grant for USU to Track Students from Grad School to Labor Market

06/22/2018

Dr. David Feldon, a professor in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department at Utah State University, was awarded over $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation on June 1, 2018. The purpose of the grant is to study the factors

See Events ITLS Faculty and Students Participated in for ICLS 2018 in London

See Events ITLS Faculty and Students Participated in for ICLS 2018 in London

06/21/2018

Faculty and students in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department will share their research and participate at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) in London from June 23-24, 2018. Below is a list of the

Dr. Abigail Phillips Accepted a Faculty Position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Abigail Phillips Accepted a Faculty Position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

06/07/2018

Dr. Abigail Phillips, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department at Utah State, accepted a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Ryan Cain Accepted a Full-Time Faculty Position at Weber State University

Ryan Cain Accepted a Full-Time Faculty Position at Weber State University

05/31/2018

Ryan Cain, a PhD candidate in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department, accepted a full-time faculty position at Weber State University. He will be working in the Teacher Education Department, specializing in educational techno...

Dr. Deborah Fields To Become a Research Associate Professor on July 1, 2018

Dr. Deborah Fields To Become a Research Associate Professor on July 1, 2018

05/24/2018

Dr. Deborah Fields, an assistant professor in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department at Utah State, will become a research associate professor on July 1, 2018.

Dr. Jina Kang Accepts New Assistant Professor Position

Dr. Jina Kang Accepts New Assistant Professor Position

05/16/2018

We are excited to announce Dr. Jina Kang has accepted a new position in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department. Dr. Kang will join the Department in the Fall 2018 semester.

Dr. Deborah Fields Research Featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase

Dr. Deborah Fields Research Featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase

05/15/2018

Watch a video explaining recent research by Dr. Deborah Fields in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase. The video explaining her research is called, "Electronic Textiles for Exploring Computer Science with High School Students & Teachers to Promote Compu

New ITSA Leadership 2018

New ITSA Leadership 2018

04/28/2018

ITSA members have nominated their new leaders. The new ITSA leadership for the 2018-2019 school year, starting this Summer are listed: President: Megan Hamilton, Vice, President, PhD: Jared Roller, Vice President, Masters On Campus: Ruth Fontana, Vice Pre...

ITLS Faculty and Students Participated in AERA

ITLS Faculty and Students Participated in AERA

04/25/2018

Several ITLS faculty and students participated. You can see some of the many pictures and information shared from the conference by faculty and students below.

Dr. Mimi Recker Spoke to and Visited with Students and Faculty at SouthWest University in Chongqing, China

Dr. Mimi Recker Spoke to and Visited with Students and Faculty at SouthWest University in Chongqing, China

04/09/2018

In late March, 2018, Dr. Mimi Recker spent several days with a former Visiting Scholar, Dr. Liang Yu, at his university, SouthWest University in Chongqing, China. During her visit, she spoke on topics including maker education, academic writing, and learn...

Katarina Pantic and Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura Presented at the Women's Early Career and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Katarina Pantic and Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura Presented at the Women's Early Career and Lifetime Achievement Awards

04/02/2018

Katarina Pantic, a doctoral candidate, and Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura presented preliminary findings from their research at the Women's Early Career and Lifetime Achievement Awards. The presentation was in a poster format.

Dr. Kristy Bloxham Accepts New Professional Practice Associate Professor Position

Dr. Kristy Bloxham Accepts New Professional Practice Associate Professor Position

03/29/2018

We are excited to announce Dr. Kristy Bloxham has accepted a new position in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department. Dr. Bloxham will be a professional practice associate professor. Her first day at Utah State will be April 2...

Dr. Victor Lee Co-authored a 2018 Outstanding Research Paper

Dr. Victor Lee Co-authored a 2018 Outstanding Research Paper

03/28/2018

Dr. Victor Lee was a co-author on a paper named the 2018 Outstanding Research Award from from the Council of Technology and Engineering Teacher Educators (CTETE). The article is called "Relationships Between Access to Mobile Devices, Student Self-Directed...

2017-2018 ITLS Award Recipients

2017-2018 ITLS Award Recipients

03/21/2018

Below is a list of the 2017-2018 Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department award recipients at Utah State. We want to congratulate all of our award recipients from the academic year. All worked hard in their specific areas of study. These

ITLS Students and Alumni Attended Saltcon 2018

ITLS Students and Alumni Attended Saltcon 2018

03/07/2018

This year, ITLS students and alumni attended Saltcon 2018, Utah’s 10th board game convention in Layton, Utah. Our team, which this year consisted of three current students (Aubrey, Kim and Katarina) and one alumna (Stephanie, the magnificent founder of IT...

MS Student, Whitney Lewis, Traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to Conduct Research for Her Thesis

MS Student, Whitney Lewis, Traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to Conduct Research for Her Thesis

02/15/2018

Whitney Lewis traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to work on her research thesis earlier this year. Lewis is a master of science student in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Program at Utah State. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is

CEHS Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked 5th in the Nation

CEHS Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked 5th in the Nation

02/06/2018

Thanks in part to its Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) master’s degree, the online graduate education programs offered by the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University were ranked in the top fi...

PEL Won the Second Best Paper Award at SIGCSE

PEL Won the Second Best Paper Award at SIGCSE

01/29/2018

Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura and her team won the SIGCSE 2018 Second Best Paper Award of 2018 for their paper "How Near Peer Mentoring Affects Middle School Mentees." The paper was a mixed-methods study: using both quantitative and qualitative data collection.

Dr. Victor Lee and Dr. Mimi Recker Publish Paper Circuits Article in AECT Journal

Dr. Victor Lee and Dr. Mimi Recker Publish Paper Circuits Article in AECT Journal

01/18/2018

Dr. Victor Lee and Dr. Mimi Recker published an article in Tech Trends, a publication of the Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT). According to AECT's website "TechTrends is a leading publication for professionals in the education...

Dr. David Feldon Publishes in the Journal of Learning Sciences

Dr. David Feldon Publishes in the Journal of Learning Sciences

01/18/2018

Dr. David Feldon co-authored an article published in the Journal of Learning Sciences last November. The article is entitled, "Dynamic Mental Model Construction: A Knowledge in Pieces-Based Explanation for Computing Students' Erratic Performance on Recurs...

Dr. David Feldon Publishes in the Journal of Learning Sciences

Dr. David Feldon Publishes in the Journal of Learning Sciences

01/18/2018

Dr. David Feldon co-authored an article published in the Journal of Learning Sciences last November. The article is entitled, "Dynamic Mental Model Construction: A Knowledge in Pieces-Based Explanation for Computing Students' Erratic Performance on Recurs...

Dr. David Feldon Published Research On "Null effects of boot camps" for New Doctoral Students

Dr. David Feldon Published Research On "Null effects of boot camps" for New Doctoral Students

09/04/2017

Dr. David Feldon, a professor here in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department at Utah State, published research showing introductory boot camps for PhD students have no effect in promoting long-term success for graduate studen...

ITLS Researchers to Receive the Outstanding Journal Article Award from The Association for Educational Communications & Technology

ITLS Researchers to Receive the Outstanding Journal Article Award from The Association for Educational Communications & Technology

08/07/2017

Dr. Brian Belland, Dr. Andrew Walker, Dr. Nam Ju Kim, and Mason Lefler authored research which will receive the Outstanding Journal Article Award sponsored by the Research and Theory Division of The Association for Educational Communications & Technology....

Researchers from the PEL and LED Lab Presented at the 4-H Computer Science Pathway Training

Researchers from the PEL and LED Lab Presented at the 4-H Computer Science Pathway Training

08/03/2017

In July 2017, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences students attended the national 4-H Computer Science Pathway Training held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. They shared their expertise about and passion for computer science and programming

Dr. Searle and Dr. Litts Conduct Research With Native American Communities on STEM Education and Makerspaces

Dr. Searle and Dr. Litts Conduct Research With Native American Communities on STEM Education and Makerspaces

08/02/2017

Dr. Kristin Searle and Dr. Breanne Litts, along with ITLS graduate student Teresa Casort and ITLS alum Stephanie Benson, spent the first two weeks of June conducting a summer camp for fifty Native American youth in seventh and eighth grade. Students learn...

Nam Ju Kim Takes a Tenure-Track Position at University of Miami

Nam Ju Kim Takes a Tenure-Track Position at University of Miami

07/31/2017

Dr. Nam Ju Kim has accepted the offer for a tenure-track position in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami, which is ranked 44th best national university in U.S (2017 U.S. News and World Report). His position will include oppo...

Dr. Fields Presented at the 2017 Conference on Computational Thinking in Hong Kong

Dr. Fields Presented at the 2017 Conference on Computational Thinking in Hong Kong

07/19/2017

Dr. Fields was in Hong Kong last week for the International Conference on Computational Thinking (CTE). The conference was sponsored by the Education University of Hong Kong.

9-year-old Co-Authors Research Paper, Published in Medical Journal

9-year-old Co-Authors Research Paper, Published in Medical Journal

07/18/2017

Dr. Victor Lee, in the ITLS department, co-authored a research paper with a nine-year-old boy. Dr. Victor Lee assessed data collected by a boy and his family with Type 1 Diabetes and discovered that family routines and school schedules heavily influence t...

Doctoral student, Ji-Eun Lee, participated in the Simon Initiative's LearnLab Summer School at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Doctoral student, Ji-Eun Lee, participated in the Simon Initiative's LearnLab Summer School at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

07/17/2017

Ji-Eun Lee, a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology and Learning Science Department here at USU spent last week in Pittsburgh. She was accepted to participate in the Simon Initiative's LearnLab Summer School at Carnegie Mellon University from J...

ITLS Professors Attend, Present at, and Collaborate at CSCL

ITLS Professors Attend, Present at, and Collaborate at CSCL

06/22/2017

Many of the Utah State Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences professors spent the week in Philadelphia attending the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL).

Dr. Brian Belland Awarded a $136,725 Grant

Dr. Brian Belland Awarded a $136,725 Grant

06/16/2017

On June 12, 2017 Dr. Brian Belland was awarded a grant of over $100,000 to help early childhood teachers better teach their students to learn computer programming. Children can be effectively taught to program a robot to move, for example. This is especia...

ITLS Doctoral Students Win First Place at Hack the Garden

ITLS Doctoral Students Win First Place at Hack the Garden

06/01/2017

Congratulations to several of the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences doctoral students for winning first place at "Hack the Garden," an event held at Thanksgiving Point. The team created a gardening system that sends text messages when the soi...