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 […]

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?

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 […]

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)?

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. […]

Oct 312014

All faculty are invited to attend the College of Education annual technology conference on Saturday, November 15th from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Attend all or part of the conference to learn how instructional technology is being used in K-12 classrooms. Teachers, ISD and district technology integrationists, and faculty from peer institutions in lower Michigan are the primary presenters, sharing their experience and success with integrating technology into the classroom in a meaningful and pedagogically sound way.