Thursday, September 19, 2013

New edited book by ITLS Emeritus Faculty, Dr. David Merrill

Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, Fourth Edition.

J. Michael Spector, M. David Merrill, Jan Elen and M.J. Bishop, Editors.  Published by Springer, 2014.  ISBN 978-1-4614-3184-8.

Monday, September 16, 2013

NSF Grant for ITLS Faculty Brian Belland and Andy Walker



ITLS faculty Brian Belland and Andy Walker received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a meta-analysis to determine the influence of scaffold characteristics, study and assessment instrument quality, and assessment type on cognitive outcomes in K-adult STEM education.

This project is important because currently there is a lack of comprehensive assessment of what works in scaffolding in STEM education. By synthesizing what is known about scaffolding in STEM education, this project can help researchers determine the most promising scaffolding strategies to integrate into STEM education.

The link to the funding notice is here:

New book by Professor David Merrill (Emeritus)

Professor David Merrill's book, First Principles of Instruction: Identifying and Designing Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Instruction (2012), is featured in USU's Library carousel of happenings at the library,  and also in the newly dedicated Collections room. It is also available for checkout. from the library.

To read the library entry on 2012 USU Faculty Author Spotlight, go to the Library Home Page.

ITLS Faculty on UPR

ITLS Faculty, Victor Lee and Taylor Martin, appeared on Utah Public Radio (UPR) this Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 9 am. Victor and Taylor were invited on a panel that discussed innovative methods of education in the classroom.

This radio series on this topic was triggered by the "State Senator Aaron Osmond’s proposal to end compulsory education in Utah" and the panelists provided their opinion on where they believe K-12 education is headed.

To hear a full version of this radio episode, please go to UPR page for Innovative Methods of Education on Tuesday's Access Utah or copy-paste the following link into your browser: http://upr.org/post/innovative-methods-education-tuesdays-access-utah