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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15391523.2017.1289132

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!


Ed Tech Student Feiya Luo Receives a Prestigious Award

Let’s congratulate our own Ms. Feiya Luo for winning the prestigious the Jessie Hamm Meyer Graduate Award  in the College of Education. Well done, Feiya, you’ve been working very hard!

Ed Tech Student Jiahui Wang Receives Another Award

Our Ed Tech PhD student Ms. Jiahui Wang has been selected by the UF College of Education to receive the Dr. Jess Patten and Sharon Van Dame Elliott Scholarship Endowment in the amount of $1000. Please join me in congratulating Jiahui. This the second (or third?) award she has received for her scholarship in the past 6 months! Way to go, Jiahui!

Former doctoral student Dr. Kleinheksel and Dr. Ritzhaupt publish in Computers & Education

Kleinheksel, A. J. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). Measuring the adoption and integration of virtual patient simulations in nursing education: An exploratory factor analysis. Computers & Education, 108, 11 – 29.

Ed Tech PhD Student Jiahui Wang Receives the Outstanding Achievement Award

Our PhD student Jiahui Wang has been selected by the College of Education to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award! Please join me in congratulating her.

Jiahui has also recently published an eye tracking study on the holistic processing of visuo-spatial information in the prestigious journal Dyslexia next to such well-known scholars as Usha Goswami:

Way to go, Jiahui! We are very proud of you.