Jennifer Sparrow has been announced as the new senior director of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), a subunit of Information Technology Services (ITS). Sparrow is the current director of online and innovative learning at Case Western Reserve University and strongly advocates the use of technology to engage students. She is passionate about exploring new technologies and their potential in the learning process, and is excited to work with faculty to adopt such technologies in support of teaching, research and service.
Penn State will be receiving a $500,000 subcontract from Texas State University, the recipient of a larger grant from NASA to provide professional development for teachers using NASA-related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content. Based on its success leading the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project, Penn State will contribute by building and developing a digital badge system.
“We’re very excited to help Texas State University provide personalized professional...
Elisabeth Whyte isn’t a typical gamer: She has her very own World of Warcraft podcast, a fan following and a blog frequented by 15,000 visitors each month. Though her online persona specializes in dragon slaying, in real life she’s a postdoctoral research assistant and psychology lecturer at Penn State who is leveraging her gaming expertise to design a computer game that could help adolescents with autism improve their social skills.
Whyte says her extracurricular activities make her...
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