Department of Learning Technologies

Department of Learning Technologies News Item

Dr. Yunjo An to serve as new chair of the Learning Technologies Department

Dean Kinshuk announced, Dr. Yunjo An was selected to serve as the new Chair of the Learning Technologies Department.  Dr. An currently serves as an Associate Professor in the department.  

She received her PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington and she has taught a variety of courses in Learning Technologies/Instructional Technology over the last 12 years. 

Easy steps to help parents grow to curriculum leader during COVID-19

Social distancing is putting more parents in the driver's seat when it comes to their child’s curriculum. Parents may feel comfortable monitoring studies at home but not necessarily picking books, activities or finding the educational value in playing video games.

Two experts from the College of Information put together a few helpful tips for parents who now find themselves in a new role as full-time instructional leaders.

Studying digitally native kids and how they think

Learning Technologies faculty member Cathie Norris is receiving praise for a recently published article in Communications of AMC (CAMC). Norris is a co-author with University of Michigan professors Mark Guzdial and Elliot Soloway and retired Computer Science Figure Alan Kay. In the article titled, ‘Computational thinking should just be good thinking.’ The authors argue that modern children already think with computation through the use of many digital tools early in life.