Give the gift of literacy to a child in need this holiday season. Students, faculty and staff in the College of Education are teaming up for a holiday book drive to benefit Neighbor’s House reading and tutoring program, a non-profit organization that serves DeKalb County. Children’s books (preferably for grades K-8) that are new or like new condition are needed. Please drop off your donations to Graham Hall 225 any time through Wednesday, Dec. 2. This effort is being sponsored by NIU’s KDP International Honor Society in Education. Please direct any questions to Beth Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christina Poe (email@example.com). Collectively, our college can make literacy come alive for children! We hope you’ll be part of that effort!
The NIU College of Education recently has been approved to begin offering two new Ph.D. programs. The first, the Ph.D. degree in Instructional Technology, is offered through the college’s Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA); the second, the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, is offered through the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE).
“The reason we decided to offer the Ph.D. in Instructional Technology is to further strengthen ETRA’s position as a leader in instructional technology, research and scholarship,” said Wei-Chen Hung, ETRA’s chair.
“Our Ed.D. degree was already heavily focused on research, and as the national trend in instructional technology is toward research, we felt the Ph.D. would be more beneficial to our students,” he said, adding that the addition of the Ph.D. will help improve the research, theoretical, and practical preparation of the graduates, especially those seeking future careers in academia, public education, government, and in the business and not-for-profit sectors
Adel Qahmash, a NIU doctoral candidate in instructional technology, has launched The Saudi Journal of Educational Technology, the first Saudi research journal in the field. The quarterly online journal is accredited by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture and Information. It specializes in peer-reviewed studies and reviews articles that are related to technology integration and educational computing and research. Read more
The College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education is home to a great piece of new technology called the DEXA.
Short for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, the DEXA measures bone density and body composition and is the main focus of Master’s student Alexa Suida’s thesis.
How does it work? Why is it important? Find out by watching this video!