Studying the Use of Augmented Reality to Teach Spatial Skills in Engineering

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Oct 242016
 
Studying the Use of Augmented Reality to Teach Spatial Skills in Engineering

Design Studio’s SLATE Research Group and MSU’s College of Engineering are collaborating to study how augmented reality tools can help beginning engineering students master spatial reasoning problems. First year engineering students in EGR 291, which is focused on teaching students spatial skills, have recently agreed to participate in a study where they learn these skills using an augmented […]

Robotic Telepresence Beyond the Classroom

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Apr 192016
 
Robotic Telepresence Beyond the Classroom

EPET Students use robots to attend, present at SITE 2016 Annual Conference A number of students and faculty in EPET recently participated at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia. But not everyone had to travel to Savannah to do it. Instead, a couple of students used a Beam […]

Robotic Participants in Research Groups: From Cool to Connected

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Jan 182016
 
Robotic Participants in Research Groups: From Cool to Connected

Over the past year, members of the Design Studio have worked with faculty and students to explore and understand the impact of robotic telepresence technologies for learning and instruction. Our experiences have given us new insights on how to support our Hybrid students with greater presence and autonomy in the classroom. And to be honest, students coming to class on robots is just plain cool! But what about using these technologies outside of class?

From a Spot on the Wall to a Seat at the Table 

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Jun 022015
 
From a Spot on the Wall to a Seat at the Table 

Using telepresence devices to bring online and face-to-face students closer Watch an interview with Chris Greenhow and the students of CEP 901b as they reflect on the use of robotic telepresence devices like the Kubi and the Double in synchronous shared hybrid learning experiences.”That’s what we’re trying to explore here,” Greenhow says, “and I think we’re one of […]

Virtual Flexibility for Synchronous Hybrid Learning

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Feb 112015
 
Virtual Flexibility for Synchronous Hybrid Learning

Hybrid courses are starting to come in all shapes and sizes in the College of Education and if Dr. Chris Greenhow’s CEP 901b course is any indication, that means innovating the ways in which online and on-campus participants interact.

This semester Chris is teaching a course with 12 students online and 1 student face-to-face. Her interaction strategy for each class mixes large group seminar discussions with small group sessions based on student research teams. The question is, how do Chris and her students move between these two styles of in-class interaction without losing focus on the content of the course (or each other)?

Rethinking Spaces for Pedagogy and Technology

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Nov 262014
 
Rethinking Spaces for Pedagogy and Technology

Faculty and staff from the College of Education and other MSU institutions experienced the College’s latest innovation in space and technology when they attended an Open House for Room 132 in Erickson Hall. The redesigned room is the result of collaboration between members of the CEPSE faculty, the Dean’s Office, and the CEPSE/COE Design Studio. […]