blog posts Welcome to the College of Education Announcements Blog! Jul 23, 2013 4:30 pm20 views This blog is open to all College of Education students, faculty, and staff. Post all your announcements here, and each week you'll get an email of all the recent announcements. In addition, if you have an event to publicize, you can post it to the online College Calendar. CI 507: Digital Learning Aug 5, 2013 1:30 pm73 views CI 507: Digital LearningDr. Robb Lindgren, email@example.comFall 2013Monday, 4pm-6:50pm15 EducationCredit: 4 hoursThe emergence of digital media technologies—from the Internet to mobile devices to immersive virtual worlds—is having a profound effect on education, and how we structure environments to help people learn in domains such as math and science. This course examines the intersection of learning theory and the design of interactive technologies for promoting problem solving, creativity, reflection, etc. The course also seeks to prepare students in education, computer science, and other areas of study for the burgeoning space of digital learning design. https://blogs.illinois.edu/files/1526/95957/3372.pdf EPSY 590KR Focus Groups in Education and Social Science Research Aug 16, 2013 9:15 am47 views EPSY 590KR Focus Groups in Education and Social Science Research CRN: 61424 Instructor: Katherine Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Time: Tuesday, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m. Location: 15 Education The focus group interview involves a group of participants that interact with each other and the interviewer in answering questions about a specific topic. This course emphasizes the focus group as a distinctive research method, not just as an extension of interviews. In the course, students will develop an understanding of the design and implementation of focus groups research in education and the social sciences. The course will introduce students to the research literature on the nature and unique methodological characteristics of focus groups, critically examine focus group approaches, and explore the benefits/costs of focus groups through readings, discussions, and conducting a focus group project. Topics covered include the history and uses of focus groups, nature of focus group evidence, role of participant interaction, focus group protocols, moderator and observer/note taker techniques, focus group logistics, and analyzing and reporting focus group data. CI 507 CLI: Collaborative Learning and Instruction Aug 19, 2013 1:14 pm68 views CI 507 CLI: Collaborative Learning and Instruction Instructor: Dr. Emma Mercier 115 David Kinley Hall Credit: 4 hours. While research on collaboration indicates that it can be productive pedagogic strategy for both learning and problem solving, it is rarely used in classrooms (and often disliked by students). We will explore the research on collaborative learning to understand what we know about it as a pedagogic strategy, what the limitations of the research are when it comes to implementing it in classrooms, and how current directions in the field, and in computer-supported collaborative learning, might be used to further our understanding of the complex nature of collaborative learning in classroom environments. Topics will include basic research on collaborative learning, differences between cooperative and collaborative learning, the role of teachers in the collaborative classroom, supporting collaboration practices within groups, and current research on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The course will take a critical approach to the literature to build an understanding of the state of this field, and class sessions will include different types of collaborative learning activities. CI 499 CPC: Computer Programming and the Classroom (K-8) Aug 19, 2013 2:07 pm84 views Instructor: Dr. Dan Hoffman Time: Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:50pm Location: 37 Education Credit: 4 hoursThis Fall, Dan Hoffman, a new member of the Curriculum & Instruction faculty, will be offering a course titled "Computer Programming and the Classroom (K-8)." This course is designed to introduce the theoretical, pedagogical, and practical aspects of integrating computer science activities into elementary and middle school classrooms. Throughout the semester we'll review current thinking on computer science education and how computer science topics and concepts can impact learning across the curriculum. Students will experience a variety of hands-on activities using child-friendly programming environments including Snap!, Blockly, Tynker, and Hopscotch. No programming experience required. Open to all. Flyer: Computer Programming and the Classroom (K-8) Course Announcement: EPSY 590 IPP "Preparing Future Faculty" Aug 20, 2013 8:49 am123 views Are you finishing your doctoral degree in the near future and want support and guidance in entering the job market? If so, this seminar is for you. Open to all graduate students in Education, we will cover topics such as: Conducting a Job Search: Writing a CV, Crafting a Cover Letter Getting the Job: Interviewing, Negotiating an Offer Managing the Job: Launching a Program of Research, Work/Life Balance Although the course is geared to students seeking academic positions, we will devote some time considering job searches outside of academics. This course is most appropriate for students who are at the dissertation stage. Research Position for Postdoctoral Fellow or Advanced Doctoral Student Aug 22, 2013 5:41 pm349 views Researchers from the Illinois Graduate College and the College of Education, with funding from the National Science Foundation, are studying the role of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) in STEM education, particularly where “flipped classroom” pedagogical approaches are being employed. The research team is seeking applicants for a new, two-year research position. Duties will include administering and analyzing surveys and interviews, conducting classroom observations, writing reports, meeting/conference planning, and general project administration. The ideal candidate will have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with project management, grant administration/reporting, and IRB paperwork would also be beneficial. Illinois professors Dr. Bill Buttlar, Dr. Sarah Lubienski and Dr. Wen-Hao Huang will oversee this position. Interested applicants should send a resume to Professor Sarah Lubienski at Stl@illinois.edu. THE SAVVY RESEARCHER Aug 30, 2013 9:15 am65 views Join us for 50 minute, hands-on workshops that will help you improve your research and information management skills. Upcoming sessions include: • Intro to data management • Getting organized with Mendeley • How to create a great poster • Deep searching the web • How-to series: Mobile media production • Your research rights: Ownership awareness to maximize the impact • Digital humanities workshop: Omeka in a nutshell • Digital historian series: Using digital tools for archival research And much more! For more details and registration: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/4068 All sessions held in the Main Library, Room 314 unless otherwise noted. University Library's Data Purchase Program Sep 1, 2013 3:50 pm43 views The University Library is soliciting applications from faculty and graduate students who need to purchase numeric or spatial data for their research. Through a Data Purchase Program, funds will be awarded for such data purchases, with a maximum award of $5,000. The application deadline for first consideration is October 7, 2013. Visit www.library.illinois.edu/sc/datagis/purchase/description2013.html for more details, including a description of the program and how to apply. Retirement Reception: Professor Georgia Earnest Garcia Sep 3, 2013 11:15 am79 views You are invited to a retirement reception for Professor Georgia “Joey” Earnest García onâÂ€¨Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., in 390 Education Building. Please join us to recognize her accomplishments and service to the University of Illinois. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP for food & drink planning purposes. Respond by replying to email@example.com. School Research Deadline - September 10, 2013 Sep 3, 2013 11:41 am16 views The Fall 2013 deadline for filing your School Research forms seeking to do research in Champaign, Urbana or Danville schools is SEPTEMBER 10th – one week from today. Be sure to have your IRB on file before you submit the form. You should also be aware that the form is no longer a Word document but is a web form completed online. Click here to go to the form or you can copy and paste this - https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9299279 - into your web browser. The form can be saved and returned to later if you do not complete it in one sitting. You will also be asked to upload your IRB documents as you submit the form. Paper submissions are no longer accepted and the old forms will not be accepted. If you have any questions or experience difficulty with the form, please contact David Requa, Coordinator of School–University Research Relations, at 300-5021 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. On-Site Background Checks - September 4, 2013 Sep 3, 2013 11:44 am25 views Accurate Biometrics will be on site to administer fingerprint criminal background checks on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the College of Education in Room 192. IF YOU ARE CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN LOCAL SCHOOLS THIS ACADEMIC YEAR: Visit the Bureau of Educational Research in Room 142 between August 26 and August 30, 2013 to secure an appointment time with an Accurate Biometrics representative during the time listed above. Please note that appointments will be handled in five-minute time blocks. This will be the only date during the Fall semester when an Accurate Biometrics representative will be on-site at the College. We encourage you to take advantage of this service as background check requests that fall outside of this window will require researchers to visit the local Accurate Biometrics office. What to bring to your appointment: A valid, government issued picture ID (i.e., driver’s license, State ID, or passport). School IDs WILL NOT be accepted. Payment of $30.00 is required at the time of fingerprinting, and may be made via cash or money order made out to Accurate Biometrics. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Although cash or money orders are preferred, credit card payments will be accepted with a mandatory $2.00 service fee assessment. Other important information: You will be given a computer-generated receipt upon completion of the fingerprinting process. If a research grant will cover the costs of the background check, the researcher must first pay the fee to Accurate Biometrics and submit the receipt along with the approval of the Principal Investigator to the College Business Office for reimbursement. The results of the background check will be sent by the Illinois State Police directly to the agency/individual requesting it on the form you complete. At no time will Accurate Biometrics receive the criminal history response. If you miss Accurate Biometrics’ on-site services on the dates provided above, you will need to complete the form provided and visit their Champaign location (or another location most convenient to you). Please check their website often at www.accuratebiometrics.com for the most up-to date hours of operation & locations. EPS 515: Philosophy of Educational Research Sep 4, 2013 12:00 pm113 views Space remains in EPS 515, Philosophy of Educational Research [4 hours] (M. 4-6:50, 108 DKH)--Prof. Chris Higgins Meets in conjunction with EPS 508, Uses & Abuses of Research in Education Policy--Prof. Chris Lubienski Examines the rhetoric of the major research paradigms, the politics of research use in educational policy, and the philosophy of inquiry with the goal of fostering comprehensive and critical research literacy. Warning! Do not take this course unless you are one or more of the following: a doctoral student who needs a general overview of educational research for your research specialization; an educational researcher in training who wants to be conversant with research modes outside of your specialty; an educational practitioner who needs to know how to read research and "evidence-based" directives critically; a citizen who is angered by the idea that the democratic work of articulating who we will be through how we educate will be farmed out to technical experts or hijacked by special interest groups cloaking themselves in "research findings." The course begins with an extended case study. We examine what it is that makes education public, along the way reflecting on the affordances and limitations of different species of quantitative, qualitative, and humanistic educational research. We consider what counts as evidence in various research paradigms, what it means to speak of a "method" or "theoretical framework," and where one can find this special stuff known as "data." We also explore different forms of "proofiness," in which the trappings of a mode of research serve to hide the lack of a real question, an actual argument, or genuine significance. In the final third of the course, we take a closer look at the politics of research use and the philosophy of inquiry. If you have questions or would like a copy of the syllabus, email Chris Higgins at email@example.com. QUERIES Consulting Sep 4, 2013 6:30 pm53 views Need a little help getting your research design or analysis off the ground? Have you run into an unexpected hitch in the research process? Not sure how to handle a sticky evaluation issue? We're here to help! The QUERIES division in the Department of Educational Psychology offers free assistance for research and evaluation designs and statistical analysis to students, faculty, and staff in the College of Education during drop-in consulting hours: Room 236 Education Building Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm I-STEM Education Initiative, 704 S. Sixth Street, MC-308 Mondays from 12:30 – 3:30 pm And by appointment. Drop by to discuss your research project with QUERIES consultants! In general, no appointment is necessary to meet during regular office hours. National Academy of Education Accepting Applications for Fellowships Sep 6, 2013 10:19 am105 views The National Academy of Education awards two professional development fellowships. The Dissertation Fellowship Program, which has an application deadline of October 4, seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, with an application deadline of November 1, supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. The NAE will host a webinar opportunity on September 16 for applicants to the Dissertation Fellowship Program and on September 18 for applicants to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants to ask questions concerning the application process. If interested, register here for the dissertation webinar or register here for the postdoctoral webinar. Campus Thefts: Take Precautions Sep 6, 2013 11:45 am139 views There have been an unusually high number of thefts reported on campus this semester. Please be mindful of your surrondings and personal belongings. Additionally, please lock your office doors everytime you leave your office. University equipment has also been reported stolen. If you see any suspicious activity, please report it to the nearest Administrative Office or Campus Police. China Study Tour Applications Due September 13 Sep 6, 2013 6:58 pm55 views Applications for the China Study Tour (EPS 199, China’s Education Systems Pre-K-16: Teacher Preparation and Experiences in Rural and Urban Classrooms; 3 credit course that meets second half of the semester) are due September 13 (Study Tour in China will be December 28, 2013 through January 14, 2014). For more information or to receive an application, email Lmorgan4@illinois.edu Open Faculty Positions in the College of Education Sep 11, 2013 10:06 am191 views The College of Education seeks to fill faculty positions in our college. Full position descriptions for all positions and application information can be found at http://education.illinois.edu/about/jobs. The University is an AA-EOE www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu Graduate Student Senior Editor for Undergrad Journal Sep 13, 2013 9:31 am127 views The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) is proud to announce the launch of its undergraduate research journal PEER REVIEW: The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative. We are currently looking for a graduate student to serve as Senior Editor, working with the journal’s undergraduate student Managing Editors, faculty mentors, and the journal Advisory Board. Library Website Survey Sep 13, 2013 4:00 pm24 views The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) would like your opinion about our website (http://library.illinois.edu/sshel). SSHEL was formed in Fall 2012 with the merger of the Applied Health Sciences Library and the Education and Social Science Library. In preparation for the merger, a new website was created to host information previously on the two libraries’ websites. We would like our patrons to evaluate the content, aesthetics, and navigation of our website. We need your input and want you to share your honest and open thoughts with us. Participants must be 18 years old or older to participate. The survey will be available for three weeks starting Monday, September 16th. Please access the survey here: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/7749459 Thank you. Campus Directory Now Available Sep 17, 2013 3:45 pm73 views The 2013-14 Campus Directory is now available. A PDF of the layout is posted here for download/desktop printing. You may also order bound copies by print-on-demand through Document Services. Bundles of 10 are available for $20 each. Visit the Document Services ordering system. (You will need your NetID and Active Directory password). Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities & How to Avoid Landlord and Roommate Disputes Sep 25, 2013 11:24 am43 views The Tenant Union and Campus and Community Student Services, both units under the Office of the Dean of Students, will be co-hosting a workshop entitled “Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities & How to Avoid Landlord and Roommate Disputes” on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7pm in room 112 CHEM Annex. In addition to discussing tenants’ rights and responsibilities and offering strategies on avoiding and handling landlord and roommate disputes, we’ll also engage students on how to be more proactive, informed, and attentive to process and detail in the following areas: completing move-in reports, purchasing renter’s insurance, setting up utilities and other bills, subleasing your apartment, reporting landlord complaints, renewing your apartment lease, and living more sustainably. Our workshops are FREE and open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. No registration is required. The Nuts and Bolts of Apartment Hunting Oct 3, 2013 10:02 am49 views The Tenant Union and Campus and Community Student Services, both units under the Office of the Dean of Students, will be co-hosting a workshop entitled “The Nuts and Bolts of Apartment Hunting” on Thursday, October 8th at 7pm in room 112 CHEM Annex. We’ll engage attendees in a presentation and discussion around what items should be on their apartment hunting checklist and how to distinguish apartment living myths from facts. In addition to discussing when, where, and how to begin the apartment search, we’ll also present information on how to get a lease reviewed and how to avoid getting caught up in the promises offered by landlords and leasing staff. Our workshops are FREE and open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. No registration is required. Illini Military Shout Outs for Veterans Day Football Game Oct 3, 2013 10:16 am71 views The University of Illinois Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be honoring our Military in recognition of Veteran’s Day at our Nov. 16 football game this year. They would like to include some Fighting Illini “shout outs” and pictures of our Illinois “family” serving in the military here and overseas. Any student or alumni who are serving in the military are invited to send a video or picture to be included. You can simply video tape your “shout out” using the script below, load to YouTube, and complete the form at http://www.fightingillini.com/shoutout. Graduate Assistant Oct 7, 2013 3:00 pm169 views Diversity and Social Justice Education is looking for undergraduate students to facilitate I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshops starting in Spring 2014. The I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshop is a brand new initiative of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations and the Division of Student Affairs. During these workshops, new students will take a look beyond “diversity” and focus on some of the skills that we all use that promote inclusion and community. We will soon start holding interviews for I-Connect facilitators. Experience facilitating difficult conversations is a must! The position is paid, and interviews will be held in mid-October. Students of color, LGBTQ, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Apply at http://go.illinois.edu/IConnectFacilitator For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-1814. Please apply as soon as possible. ADHD Coaching Group, In Focus Oct 17, 2013 12:15 pm51 views This group is a 6-week long supportive and skills group for students identifying concerns common to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. We meet on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 in the Counseling Center. Students do not need a diagnosis of ADHD nor do they need to be clients of the Counseling Center to join. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. The fall 2013 group is planned to start on Oct. 30th. A flyer is attached. Contact email@example.com for more information. 2014 Annual Conference - Call for Proposals Oct 17, 2013 1:30 pm88 views The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative, housed in the College of Education, invites you to share your expertise, lessons learned, and promising practices related to beginning teacher needs, induction, mentoring, and support at the 9th Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference on February 25 & 26, 2014. Your session(s) should address one or more of the Critical Issue Categories (based on the Illinois Induction Standards). You are encouraged to submit proposals reflecting the conference focus of “The Changing Landscape of Induction and Mentoring.” The deadline for proposal submissions is November 20, 2013. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit: http://intc.education.illinois.edu/events/conf2014/presenters/ Spring 2014 C&I courses in Teaching, Learning & Technology Oct 17, 2013 1:45 pm70 views Learn more about Spring 2014 Courses offered in Teaching, Learning and Technology: CI507 ATTENTION, LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY CI499 CRITIQUES OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CI507 DESIGNING SIMULATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING CI507 NEUROEDUCATION: MIND, BRAIN, TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM CI590 EQUITY & EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CI435 COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION Click post title for more information. New Course Offering on Advanced Learning System Design in Spring 2014 Oct 17, 2013 1:56 pm62 views New Course Offering on Advanced Learning System Design (HRD 590) in Spring 2014 Learning system design embodies the effect of educational, instructional, training and development interventions across organizations. Merely applying design models and processes has been proven insufficient to resolve ill-structured learning- and performance-related problems. Designers often found themselves overwhelmed by the multifaceted nature of learning design problems. To advance your understanding and analytical abilities facing the implicit complexity of design situations, the first part of the course reviews, analyzes, and synthesizes design theories situated in published instructional design cases. Second, the course looks at motivational design theories and learning engagement frameworks to augment existing instructional design theories that are lacking emphasis on learning engagement. You will have opportunities to develop advanced knowledge and skills in designing and evaluating learning engagement systems for various learning environments. For more information, please contact Dr. Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org. I-Watch Training Session Oct 24, 2013 10:08 am28 views The University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) needs your assistance with crime prevention and reporting of suspicious and/or criminal activity within the campus area. As such, the Office of the Dean of Students is collaborating with UIPD to introduce members of the campus community—students, faculty, and staff—to the I-Watch program. In addition to receiving information on personal, home, and auto security, I-Watchers—the trained program participants—are given instruction in observation and reporting suspicious activity. To learn more about the I-Watch program, contact a representative at email@example.com, or REGISTER at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2441589 for our upcoming training session on Tuesday, October 29. All Sessions are at 7:00PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1066. CI 590 MMA - Metaphors, Models and Analogies and the Development of Understandings Oct 28, 2013 10:19 am88 views Metaphors, Models, and Analogies and the Development of Understandings CI 590 MMA, Spring 2014 Professor: David Brown When: Wednesdays, 4:30 to 7:20 pm Where: 17 Education Building CRN: 52335 Traditional views of metaphor and analogy see them simply as linguistic figures of speech, such as “He was a wolf” or “The car was like a battering ram,” used to spice up otherwise literal discourse. More recent views see metaphorical and analogical thought as central in both discourse and cognition. Constructivism is currently the dominant paradigm on learning in the content areas, drawing on the idea that students construct new understandings based on existing understandings. If this is the case, then a primary engine of such construction must be analogical and metaphorical reasoning – drawing on existing understandings of ideas and extending those to other ideas perceived as similar. This course will explore recent perspectives on metaphorical and analogical thought and discourse, how these views apply to the development of understandings in content areas, and how instruction can take advantage of these new perspectives to better help students develop understandings of new ideas. Graduate Student Academic Review Oct 28, 2013 10:21 am200 views The College of Education online academic review process has begun. All graduate students are required to complete a self-review by January 15, 2014, irrespective of whether you plan to graduate in December 2013 or May 2014. If you are a master degree student, you will note the form includes many doctoral milestones which you can disregard. At a minimum, you do need to upload a resume and fill in the courses you plan to complete. The review is a check for you and your advisor that you are making progress to your degree. I-Watch Training Session Oct 31, 2013 10:13 am31 views The Office of the Dean of Students is collaborating with UIPD to introduce members of the campus community to the I-Watch program. In addition to receiving information on personal, home, and auto security, I-Watchers—the trained program participants—are given instruction in observation and reporting suspicious activity. Please REGISTER at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2441589 for the upcoming training session on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1066. EPSY 590RK: Questionnaire Design for Educational and Social Science Research Oct 31, 2013 4:16 pm124 views Questionnaire Design for Educational and Social Science Research EPSY590RK Spring 2014 CRN: 587000 Instructor: Katherine Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Time: Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m. The survey interview involves an interviewer asking a respondent questions face-to face, via computer, etc. to obtain information. This is a course that focuses on the cognitive and social aspects of sample surveys. In this course, students will develop an understanding of basic survey data collection methods particularly those that apply to formal and informal settings with research applications in education and social sciences. The course introduces students to the scientific literature on the design, testing and evaluation of questionnaires (e.g., structured, semi-structured). Students will engage in a series of exercises in the development of a questionnaire. Topics covered include the question-answer process, open-ended and pre-coded questions, rating scale design, reliability, validity, and scale construction, testing and evaluating questionnaires (e.g., cognitive interview, expert review), and analyzing results. CI534-Teaching and Learning Geometry Nov 5, 2013 7:56 pm29 views This course concentrates on the teaching and learning of geometry in middle school and high school by examining the history of school geometry, comparing curricular expectations and rationales for geometry instruction over time. The course provides an overview of theoretical models regarding the teaching and learning of geometry. At the same time, the course provides opportunities for discussing practical issues of teaching geometry with work on geometrical problems and laboratory sessions using dynamic geometry. Topics in the course include geometric proofs, students’ interactions with geometric diagrams, and the use of dynamic geometry. The course is intended for masters’ and doctoral students in mathematics education, graduate students in mathematics, and others with interest in mathematics teaching. HRD 590: Advanced Learning System Design: Case Studies and Learning Engagement Nov 8, 2013 1:03 pm58 views When: Spring 2014, Tuesdays (9 am - 1150 am) Where: TBD CRN = 60808 Learning system design embodies the effect of educational, instructional, training and development interventions across organizations. Merely applying design models and processes has been proven insufficient to resolve ill-structured learning- and performance-related problems. Designers often found themselves overwhelmed by the multifaceted nature of learning design problems. To advance your understanding and analytical abilities facing the implicit complexity of design situations, the first part of the course reviews, analyzes, and synthesizes design theories situated in instructional design cases. Second, the course looks at motivational design theories and learning engagement frameworks to augment existing instructional design theories that are lacking emphasis on learning engagement. You will have opportunities to develop advanced knowledge and skills in designing and evaluating learning engagement systems for various learning environments. For more information, please contact Dr. W. David Huang at email@example.com. CI 499 - Critiques of Educational Technology Nov 12, 2013 11:00 am93 views CI 499 CRITIQUES OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Technology, from the overhead to the Internet, has played an important role in the history of organized education, often fueled by a romanticized view that it will somehow revolutionize teaching and learning. While many scholars believe technology can transform education, others have questioned its impact— intended or otherwise—on the social, economic, pedagogical, and political aspects of education. In this course, we’ll survey various arguments against educational technology in an effort to clarify our own understanding of its actual and potential value. We’ll examine work skeptical of educational technology as a whole as well as research questioning specific tech-centric initiatives ranging from teaching machines to tablets. Students will leave the course with a deeper appreciation of the gap between practice and promise, while being well-positioned to influence future developments within the field. For more information contact Dan Hoffman (dlh2109 [at] illinois [dot] edu) I-Watch Training Session Nov 18, 2013 10:02 am10 views The University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) needs your assistance with crime prevention and reporting of suspicious and/or criminal activity within the campus area. As such, the Office of the Dean of Students is collaborating with UIPD to introduce members of the campus community—students, faculty, and staff—to the I-Watch program. I-Watch is a campus version of the Neighborhood Watch Program that exists in communities all across the country. In addition to receiving information on personal, home, and auto security, I-Watchers—the trained program participants—are given instruction in observation and reporting suspicious activity. Please REGISTER at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2441589 for the upcoming training session on Wednesday, November 20 at 12pm in Huff Hall Room 209. To learn more about the I-Watch program, contact a representative at firstname.lastname@example.org Spring 2014 Courses in Instructional Technology Nov 19, 2013 11:45 am28 views Click to read more about the Spring 2014 Courses in Instructional Technology... CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 5th Annual COEGSC Dec 5, 2013 4:15 pm38 views We welcome all research areas, and want to share the work of all students across the college at the annual College of Education Graduate Student Conference, to be held Friday, March 14, 2014. Consider sharing your proposals from AERA, CREA, AESA, CRT, ASHE, CRSA and other conferences. This is also a great way to practice sharing your research before a national conference. Click for more... Nominations Invited for Innovation Celebration 2014 Dec 6, 2013 11:45 am10 views Innovation Celebration is an annual event that recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit in our community and on our campus. Awardees are recognized for contributions in several categories, including economic impact, social entrepreneurship, and student start-ups. Spring 2014 EPSY 590ESM Adult Literacy Dec 10, 2013 3:00 pm29 views New Course: EPSY 590 ESM Advanced Seminar in Educational Psychology: Literacy is an important contributor to shaping adult development. At the same time, age-related changes in cognition engender certain changes in the nature of language processing and reading. This course will explore adult literacy as both a cause and an effect of adult development. Click headline to read more... Job Posting: Graduate Research Assistant - Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Dec 10, 2013 4:00 pm249 views Graduate Research Assistant – 50% January, 1 2014 – May 15, 2014, with possible renewal The focus of this Research Assistantship is to assist the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) in their current and future research and grants portfolio. This includes searching and compiling RFPs, literature reviews on current issues in higher education, conducting survey research, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and producing easily consumable reports. This RA will report to the Coordinator, Research & Grants. Click headline to read more... Resource Expo Dec 16, 2013 9:49 am15 views Campus and Community Student Services is hosting a Resource Expo on Thursday, January 23 from 12:00PM-2:00PM in the Union South Lounge. Students will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from different campus and community agencies and receive pertinent information about the services they provide for students. Participants include, Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling Center, campus and city police departments, Student Legal Services, Champaign Neighborhood Services, the City of Urbana, and many more! Stop by to learn more about the services and resources that are available to you as students at Illinois and residents of the local community as well as collect some freebies and grab a delicious cookie! User Services - Holiday Hours Dec 16, 2013 10:20 am18 views User Services will be closed beginning Monday, December 23, until Thursday, January 1st. We will reopen on January 2nd at 8am. Office hours will be 8am to 4pm through January 17th. Please contact User Services at email@example.com or 217-244-6053 if you have questions. Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library Winter Break Hours Dec 16, 2013 11:45 am15 views The Library will have significantly reduced hours during winter break. The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) will be open regular Fall semester hours through the end of finals, closing on Friday December 20 at 6:00pm. We will be closed December 21 through January 1. On January 2 & 3, and January 6 through January 17, SSHEL will be open 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday. The Library is closed on weekends during winter break. Spring semester hours resume on Tuesday, January 21. If you need Library materials or services for your research or studies, please plan ahead. Job posting: Research Assistant Professor, Office of Community College Research and Leadership Dec 16, 2013 11:45 am59 views The Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) seeks a Research Assistant Professor to provide the leadership and support for several large-scale research and evaluation projects that enroll diverse youth and adults in career pathway programs that lead to further education and living-wage employment. Expertise in theories of college and career transition, including college and career readiness, dual credit and dual enrollment, transfer and articulation, college retention and completion, and placement in employment is desired. Designing and conducting mixed methods research studies, including mixing advanced statistical modeling with qualitative methods, is an important aspect of the position. View the complete post at: http://education.illinois.edu/about/jobs EPS 590 NL/LAS 490 NL: Inquiry in International Higher Education Dec 16, 2013 11:45 am77 views Mondays, 3-5:30pm, 1038 FLB CRN: EPS 590 NL (33110), LAS 490 NL (60985) The American Council on Education (ACE) defines campus internationalization as “a strategic, coordinated process that seeks to align and integrate policies, programs, and initiatives to position colleges and universities as more globally oriented and internationally connected institutions”. However, what this means in practice and where it falls within the evolving priorities and structures of Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) remains a deeply contested debate. This course will examine the underlying ideologies, mandates, and values behind the recent push for campus internationalization. As a part of the Ethnotgraphy of the University Initiative, this course will use the UIUC campus as a site for exploring the complexities, obstacles and opportunities of internationalization. For more information, email Nicole Lamers (firstname.lastname@example.org). University Primary School Enrollment Begins Jan 13, 2014 2:27 pm58 views University Primary School will be acepting enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 academic year from January 15th - March 19th. University Primary School is The University of Illinois College of Education preschool-third grade Reggio Emilia inspired lab school where children are engaged in creative, challenging, and meaningful inquires using The Project Approach. For more information, families may visit the school website: http://education.illinois.edu/ups/ or call 217-333-3996. University Primary School is located at 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign in the Children's Research Center building. Children must be 3 years old on or before September 1st to enroll in the preschool classroom and 5 years old on or before September 1st to enroll in kindergarten. Change a Life: Be a Mentor! Jan 14, 2014 9:01 am31 views Change a life; Be a Mentor! The One-to-One mentoring program for all Champaign-Urbana schools is recruiting and training mentors this month. Mentors in our program commit to spending one hour a week, during the school year, with their mentee. New mentors can choose any elementary/middle school in the C-U area, and they will be personally matched with students in our schools by our Coordinators. Every school has a waiting list of children waiting for a mentor…maybe it’s you!