Friday, January 30, 2015

USU Education among the 50 Most Underrated Colleges In America

"Plenty of schools aren't worth the hype, while others don't get the recognition they deserve.", says Business Insider in an article where they compared US News' rankings of the best universities in the US with PayScale's 2013-2014 College Salary Report. 
Specifically, they looked at schools which ranked low on the US News list, one of which is USU, only to conclude that USU is among those schools who got underated.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Breanne Litts to join ITLS faculty January 2016!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Breanne Litts will be joining ITLS faculty as an assistant professor in January 2016!

Dr. Litts is currently a post-doctoral researcher the University of Pennsylvania, and received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

We are looking forward to having her join us at Utah State University!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ITLS Student Featured on Instructibles

One of the ITLS Craft Technologies class students from Spring 2015, had her project featured on Instructibles.com. Craft Technologies are taught by Mr. Cain, this semester.


To see the video on how to make a similar pair of earrings, and to download the instructions, please visit: Origami Earrings with LED light (Mardi Gras Colors) by tchriste3

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Support ITLS students with your vote!!

AECT elections are open for members!! We have a few current students and alumni running for positions and I'm sure they would love your support:

Distance Learning-Board Member/Treasurer (Joel Gardner)
Graduate Student Assembly-Teacher Education Board Rep (Gisela Martiz)
Graduate Student Assembly-Systemmatic Change (Mason Lefler)
Graduate Student Assembly-Candidates for Representative to the SMT Board (Nam Ju Kim)
Candidates for Representative to Organizational Training & Performance (Rudyard Hopkins)

You might need to log in to your AECT account to do it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ITLS is hiring!


ITLS is looking for a new Computer Support Specialist! Follow this link for a full job description: https://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1421282507952

or search for position number 055171 in the database.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

USU’s online graduate programs in education ranked #13 nationally

"USU’s online graduate programs in education were ranked 13th in the nation, according to the latest numbers from U.S. News and World Report.

The ranking applies to the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences department’s master’s degrees (Master of Science, Master of Education, and Master of Learning Technologies and Instructional Design)", reports USU CEHS blog today. 

For full story, please go to:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Dr. Lee publishes new book

Dr. Victor Lee has published a new book through Routledge entitled Learning Technologies and the Body: Integration and Implementation in Formal and Informal Learning Environments. This volume explores how technology-supported learning environments can incorporate physical activity and interactive experiences in formal and informal education. It presents cutting-edge research and design work on a new generation of "body-centric" technologies such as wearable body sensors, GPS tracking devices, interactive display surfaces, video game controller devices, and humanlike avatars. Contributors discuss how and why each of these technologies can be used in service of learning within K-12 classrooms and at home, in museums and online. Citing examples of empirical evidence and specific implementation, this timely and critical volume examines how body responsive technologies are being used within the educational community to advance the next generation of educational technology.

This is the first volume to compile high quality research in the rapidly new growing area of embodied learning technologies. The international roster of contributors represents several noted leaders in the emerging field, including ITLS’s own Taylor Martin.