Thursday, September 29, 2016

New Emporia State Faculty Selected for National Symposium & Convention

Two new faculty members in Emporia State’s Department of Instructional Design and Technology have been selected to participate in a symposium and present at a national conference in October.

Dr. Sungwoong Lee, assistant professor, was chosen to participate in the 2016 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Early Career Symposium as well as present research at the 2016 AECT Convention taking place in Las Vegas in October 17-21.

Dr. Yeol Huh, assistant professor, will be also be presenting at the convention.

The AECT Early Career Symposium is a mentoring program, which provides an avenue for early career scholars to receive mentoring from established scholars and leaders in the field. The symposium is sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Cyberlearning and Future Technologies program.

Lee was selected from a large number of highly qualified applicants based on his qualifications, work to date, and potential for future scholarship to the field of Instructional Design and Technology. 

“I didn’t think I would be selected,” Lee said. “I’m very surprised and excited to be participating in the symposium and looking forward to working with the mentors.”

Lee was also invited to present two papers, “The Effect of Video Games on Math Achievement,” and Embodied Pulley Physics: The Development of Hands-On User Interaction in Virtual Reality” during the 2016 AECT International Convention.

Lee is the third Emporia State University IDT faculty member to participate in the Early Career Symposium in the last six years,.  Dr. Jozenia Colorado-Resa was selected to participate at the 2010 symposium and Dr. Insook Han participated in the 2015 symposium. 

Huh was selected to participate in 2014 as a doctoral student.
Huh will present “Exploring Ways Online Teachers Teach Self-Regulated Learning Skills to Students in U.S. Online K-12 Schools” at the convention. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

IDT Students will Compete in Final Round of AECT Design and Development Competition

Emporia State University will once again have a student team in the FINAL Round of the AECT Design and Development Competition!  Milton Knopp and Julie La Combe, Instructional Design and Technology graduate students, will be representing ESU at the 2016 Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention (AECT) in Las Vegas, NV to compete in the final round.  Only three teams are selected to go forward to the final round.  The convention will take place Oct. 17-21, 2016.

Including this year, ESU IDT students have been finalists in the AECT Design Competition for 7 out of the last 9 years, starting in 2007.  The last time an ESU IDT team went to the final round was in 2013.  

Historical information on IDT students in final round of AECT Design Competition:

2016: Milton Knopp and Julie La Combe to compete in 2016 AECT Design Competition