Doctoral Alumni Wins AECT Teacher Education Division Best Proposal Award

Recent Ed Tech doctoral program graduate Matthew Wilson, Ph.D. (2018) in collaboration with Dr. Ritzhaupt (Major Professor) won the AECT Teacher Education Division Best Proposal Award at the AECT18 conference in Kansas City, MO. The presentation was derived from Dr. Wilson’s dissertation study. The presentation proposal citation is:

Wilson, M. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2018, October). The relationship between teacher education courses and technology integration attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge: A meta-analytic series. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Wilson accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University upon graduation.

Alumnus named Fellow of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)

Melissa Johnson (Ed. Tech. Ph.D., 2012) was recently selected as a Fellow of the National Collegiate Honors Council. She is the only member from the UF, and the second youngest Fellow to be elected. She will be formally recognized at the NCHC annual conference in Boston in November. Congratuations, Dr. Johnson!!

Dr. Antonenko and Dr. Kellen publish article

Dr. Pasha Antonenko and Dr. Kate Kellen (Ed.D., 2015) recently published an article entitled The role of scaffold interactivity in supporting self-regulated learning in a community college online composition course in the Journal of Computing in Higher Education

Dr. Antonenko to Represent UF Ed Tech at a NSF-Sponsored Panel at AERA

UF Ed Tech’s Pasha Antonenko has been invited to be one of three speakers at a NSF-sponsored panel at AERA 2017 – one focusing on the NSF’s Big Idea “Human-Technology Frontier” next to Dr. Kurt VanLehn from ASU and Dr. Chandra Mullen from UT Austin.

The National Science Foundation has put forth 10 Big Ideas to drive NSF’s long-term research agenda. One of these Big Ideas is “Work at the Human Technology Frontier,” which includes research to understand the risks and benefits new technologies and enable the creation of technologies that can collaborate with humans to enrich their lives in the workplaces of the future. This Big Idea has direct implications for research on workforce development and advanced learning technologies. This session will discuss possible directions for interdisciplinary research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, to design new technologies to augment human performance, to illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, and to foster lifelong and pervasive learning with technology.

UF Ed Tech to Lead an AERA Symposium on Ed Neuroscience

If you are attending AERA this year, please join us in San Antonio for the symposium “Using Neuroscience Methods to Study Learning: Focus on the Process, Not Just the Outcomes.” The Symposium was put together by the NSF-funded Project LENS to discuss 5 papers that use neuroscience frameworks, methods, and tools to study learning.

The session will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 208.

More than a dozen UF Ed Tech students and faculty have been involved in the work that will be presented during this Symposium!

Doc Student Jiahui Wang to Represent UF at Research Symposium in Tampa

Ed Tech PhD student Jiahui Wang won the first place in the non-STEM category for her poster on an eye-tracking study of instructor presence in the Algebra Nation environment at the 2017 Graduate Student Research Day.

On April 21 she is going to Tampa to represent our university at the 2017 Statewide Graduate Research Symposium.

Jiahui, thank you for your hard work and have a great time at the Symposium!

Doctoral Students and Faculty Publish in Journal of Research on Technology in Education

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Huggins-Manley, A. C., Dawson, K., Ağaçlı-Doğan, N., & Doğan, S. (2017). Validity and Appropriate Uses of the Revised Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS). Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 49(1-2), 73-87. Retrieved from

Ed Tech Student Claudia Grant Receives an Award!

Congratulations to Ed Tech PhD student Claudia Grant for receiving the Mitchell Hope award from the Southwest Florida Fossil Society! Claudia’s interests focus on using 3D scanning and printing technologies in the context of paleontology to improve integration of STEAM disciplines in K-12 education. We are very proud of you, Claudia!