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Researchers in NIU’s Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment are preparing to study whether – and how – readers respond differently to “hard” news reports and emotional stories. Fatih Demir, an assistant professor of Instructional Technology, will use eye-tracking systems and brainwave monitors simultaneously to track the levels of engagement, excitement and stress in his test...
Join your colleagues in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professor; Presidential Teaching Professor; Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professors; Presidential Engagement Professor; and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award recipients at an event held in their honor on Thursday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Altgeld Auditorium. A...
Join your colleagues in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professor; Presidential Teaching Professor; Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professors; Presidential Engagement Professor; and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award recipients at an event held in their honor on Thursday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Altgeld Auditorium. A...
Joe Flynn grew up with a clear sense of his primary role and duty in society. “I was always raised to think about where other people are coming from, and what struggles folks have, and that oftentimes the things that people have to struggle through are by no making of their own,” says Flynn, an associate...
Denise Bunning remembers well the moment she decided to become a teacher when she grew up. She was 8 and in the third-grade when her East Coast family settled in Glenview, Ill. “I always loved school,” says Bunning, who eventually earned her M.S.Ed. in Special Education from NIU in 1989 and went on to teach second- and third-graders...
Communication is so simple and immediate today that it’s difficult to comprehend the struggle our human ancestors faced. An upcoming exhibition in the Blackwell History of Education Museum will recognize those challenges and celebrate the achievements of those people throughout history who overcame obstacles in sharing printed words and representative imagery. “Marks on a Page,” which opens...
Six sixth-graders at Rockford Environmental Science Academy are exploring Next Generation Science Standards – and having a blast at the same time. Pi-Sui Hsu, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, is making weekly travels to Rockford to run an after-school program called SAITIS: Scientific Argumentation in Transportable Invention Space. Her development of science-focused, after-school...
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