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The research, design and implementation of innovative digital tools and learning environments to enhance educational practices, improve student outcomes and facilitate effective teaching and learning processes. These may include learning technologies that strengthen pedagogical practices and the use of learning analytics for instructors and students.

National Academy of Education. 2024 Spencer Dissertation Fellow. Mez Perez. PhD Candidate.

UMSI PhD Candidate Mez Perez earns 2024 NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

06/14/2024

The fellowship provides funding and professional development to early-career scholars whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education. 

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Featured by Detroit PBS. Associate professor David Jurgens. University of Michigan creates AI tools for campus, students.

Jurgens: U-M is taking the lead on creating AI tools for faculty, students

05/10/2024

Through his course Using AI Effectively Jurgens is allowing students to use AI as a tool rather than a replacement for learning.

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UMSI Research. Born Accessible Data Science and Visualization Courses: Challenges of Developing Curriculum to be Taught by Blind Instructors to Blind Students. Sile O'Modhrain. Associate Professor.

Faculty Research Highlight: Sile O’Modhrain

04/18/2024

O’Modhrain’s new paper explores learning opportunities and teaching strategies of data science and visualization tailored for blind people.

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Keeping up with the Joneses? When it comes to getting better grades, it's good to be the Andersons

04/16/2024

A new study co-authored by UMSI doctoral candidate Jiaxin Pei finds students with a last name starting with A, B or C receive higher grades on Canvas assignments. 

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Recent UMSI awards and honors.

UMSI Awards & Honors: April 2024

04/09/2024

UMSI researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Read about their recent accomplishments. 

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Quoted by Inside Higher Ed. Research Professor Stephanie Teasley. Scaling up: Using student data to motivate academic achievement.

Teasley: Data enhances student learning and motivations

04/01/2024

UMSI research professor Stephanie Teasley talks about why learning analytics give students control over their success. 

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Quoted by Government Technology. Assistant Professor Nazanin Andalibi. What will the EU AI Act mean for Ed Tech in the U.S.?

Andalibi: The use of emotion-recognition technologies in the workplace is harming employees

03/29/2024

Nazanin Andalibi says emotion-recognition AI in the workplace harms worker well-being, performance  and infringes on their privacy. 

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UMSI researchers to present at SIGCSE 2024

03/20/2024

UMSI researchers will be presenting on a wide range of topics related to computer science education. 

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