Dr. Black and Dr. Dawson publish in Journal of Medical Internet Research

Thompson, L.A., Black, E.W., Duff, P., Black, N.P., Saliba, H. & Dawson, K. (2011). Protected health information on social networking Sites: Ethical and legal considerations. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(1), 1 -10.

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Dr. Dawson reviews for NSF

Kara Dawson was selected to serve on a recent review panel for NSF.

Dr. Cavanaugh appointed to JALN editorial board

Cathy Cavanaugh appointed to editorial review board of JALN (Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks): http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/jaln_main

Poling receives national attention for Starcraft Course

Nate Poling has recently received national attention for the development of an innovative Honor’s course entitled 21st Century Skills in Starcraft. (http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/25626/).

Dr. Sessums and Dr. Drexler finish teaching open course entitled Personal Learning Environments for Inquiry in K-12

Chris Sessums and Wendy Drexler recently finished teaching the College’s first open course entitled Personal Learning Environments for Inquiry in K-12. (http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Teaching-When-the-W/124170/)

Dr. Drexler accepted position as Director of Online Development at Brown University

Wendy Drexler, 2010 Ph.D. graduate, recently accepted the position of Director of Online Development at Brown University.

Dr. Dawson elected as Vice Chair for AERA’s SIG TACTL

Kara Dawson was elected the 2011-2012 Vice Chair of AERA’s SIG TACTL (Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning).

Dr. Dawson received STL Scholarship of Engagement Award

Kara Dawson is this year’s recipient of the STL Scholarship of Engagement Award for the 2010-11 school year.

Dr. Feng Liu featured in Research Matters

Feng (Martin) Liu’s dissertation entitled Factors Influencing Success in Online High School Algebra was selected by the Office of Educational Research to be featured in the next Research Matters publication.

Dr. Kathryn Kennedy received the AERA 2011 Division K Outstanding Dissertation Award

Kathryn Kennedy received the AERA 2011 Division K Outstanding Dissertation Award for her study entitled “The essence of the virtual school practicum: A phenomenological study of pre-service teachers’ experience in a virtual school.