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The U.S. News and World Report online graduate program rankings are in...Boise State University College of Education is proud to announce our Master of Educational Technology degree is ranked #13 Best Online Master's in Instructional Media Design Programs for 2022 ⭐ 🖥 🏆

Certificate and degree programs offered through EdTech Boise State allow students from all across Idaho and the world pursue a degree while remaining in their jobs and communities.

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Take your in-person and online instruction to the next level with a master or graduate certificate in Educational Technology.

Join EdTech Boise State faculty program coordinators in via Zoom for an informative virtual session December 1 at 6:30pm MT to explore the 100% online Master in Educational Technology (MET), our 100% online graduate graduate certificate programs in Ed Tech, or our K-12 online teaching endorsement. See you there!👇🏾


Program coordinators from the Department of Ed Tech will be there to answer questions and guide prospective students to the program that is right for you.

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Boise State University College of Education associate professors Yu-Hui Ching (EdTech Boise State) and Carl Siebert (CIFS), along with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, received a nearly $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to improve math engagement for teachers through inquiry in the classroom.

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5️⃣ ways Boise State University College of Education supports Idaho’s teachers:
1. College of Education researchers increase teacher retention rates in Idaho
2. Early and Special Education faculty to lead Idaho’s efforts in improving the quality of special education
3. Counselor education faculty creates trademarked bullying intervention program
4. Literacy faculty engages in transdisciplinary work to create virtual lesson plans
5. EdTech Boise State research grant provides after school programs for computational thinking
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👏 The Department of Educational Technology in the College of Education was ranked in the national top 10 for best online master’s programs for educational and instructional media design.

In the U.S. News and World Report's latest national rankings – which evaluates more than 300 rank-eligible online programs – Boise State’s Educational Technology was ranked #9 for “Best Online Master’s in Instructional Media Programs” category.

Learn more at: https://boi.st/2NmbznW
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Please consider joining Dr. Lowenthal and I for the Ed Tech EdS / EdD Virtual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, starting at 9:00 AM Mountain. You can learn more about it and register to attend at
Viewers of Boise State Esports are watching in droves –– 200K viewers last week with more than 1.2 million minutes watched, according to Chris Haskell, a clinical assistant professor in EdTech Boise State and National Association of Esports Coaches & Directors National Esports Coach of the Year.

Learn more at https://boisestate.edu/esports/2020/09/24/boise-state-esports-thriving-during-a-pandemic/

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Congratulations to Boise State University educational technology doctoral candidate and researcher Mari Venturino. She was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching for the 2020-21 academic year. Venturino will travel to the Netherlands beginning in January 2021 for a five-month research inquiry project titled Using Technology to Build Bridges in Science Education Between School and the Community.

“My goal is to examine how to better engage students in real-world science learning and data collection through citizen projects,” Venturino said. “I hope to bring new strategies to share with my colleagues through professional development opportunities and strengthen science education in my classroom, school and district.”

The purpose of The Fulbright Program Distinguished Award in Teaching is to send select primary and secondary school teachers based in the United States to study abroad, pursue individual research and take professional development courses. Teachers return to share expertise gained during their experience abroad with local teachers and students to benefit both the awardee and their community.

Venturino currently teaches middle school science in San Diego, California and is pursuing the Ed.D. in Educational Technology degree through Boise State’s fully online program in the Boise State University College of Education.

“This is an amazing opportunity to take a step back from classroom teaching to examine teaching as a whole, see how a different education system approaches science education, and to see how science education can be embedded into local communities through citizen science projects,” Venturino said. “I’m looking forward to using my Fulbright experience to redesign science lessons to make them more community-focused and relevant to my students’ lives.”

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Kerry Rice, a professor of educational technology in the Boise State University College of Education, recently was quoted in the U.S. News article, “What to Know About K-12 Online Schools.”

From the article:

“Virtual schools encourage parents or guardians to act as learning coaches. They also provide support staff, such as experienced special education professionals and team members who can help with testing and improving student outcomes, says Kerry Rice, professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University.

‘You might also find that virtual schools arrange teacher support in unique ways. For example, they may assign a teacher to a family rather than to individual students by grade, to better optimize resources,’ Rice says.”

Read the full article at https://www.usnews.com/education/k12-online-schools-guide.

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Congratulations to EdTech Boise State faculty Yu-Hui Ching and Yu-Chang Hsu for being cited by Google for their research on computational thinking for young learners.

Read the story: https://boisestate.edu/news/2020/07/28/paper-on-computational-thinking-by-ching-and-hsu-cited-by-google/

Learn more about EdTech programs:

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Meet Boise State Esports player Madisyn Benge, aka N3rdyBird, who this past semester was hosting streams and plays from her home in Spokane, Washington.

Benge graduated with a degree in games, interactive media and mobile (GIMM). She is interviewing for jobs as an eSports coach and is planning to get her master’s degree in Boise State’s online educational technology program.

She was recently profiled about how her team adapted to the unique situation students faced: https://www.boisestate.edu/esports/2020/05/01/boise-state-esports-is-filling-a-gap-left-from-covid-cancellations/.

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Get your Master's in EdTech or your Ed.D. in EdTech entirely online. In the Department of Educational Technology, it's your choice . . .

Quality graduate degrees from a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction

An internationally recognized faculty and exceptional staff to support your education

An interactive, networked-learning approach to achieve your career goals, fully online

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Congratulations! Dr. Rice and colleagues will receive an AECT journal award in the Application category. Archambault, L., Leary, H., & Rice, K. (2022). Pillars of online pedagogy: A framework for teaching in online learning environments. Educational Psychologist, 57(3), 178-191. https://doi.org/10.1080/00461520.2022.2051513


Congratulations! Professor Dr. Yu-Hui Ching and Dr. Sally Baldwin (alumina) will receive a Journal Article Award in the Qualitative Research Category honored by the Distance Learning Division of AECT. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-021-00624-6


Teachers, are you interested in moving into a tech role? Tech coaching, project-based learning, and STEAM education are just a few of the topics covered in our graduate certificate in Instructional Technology Coaching. 100% online. Find out more here → https://www.boisestate.edu/education-edtech/gc-itc/ -requirements


Learn more about our Assistive Technology graduate certificate program. Special education teachers or anyone that needs to implement assistive technologies in other areas can benefit from our 100% online courses. Learn more here→ https://www.boisestate.edu/education-esp/gc-at/


Interested in online teaching? We offer individual classes and a graduate certificate in Online Teaching to prepare you to design and teach online. K-12 or adult teaching specializations available. 100% online. https://www.boisestate.edu/education-edtech/gc-ot/ -requirements


With an increase in online learning, it is vital to design courses and instructional materials that are accessible to all students. Our Designing Accessible Online Education graduate certificate will prepare you to design accessible and inclusive online courses for K-12 and adult learners. It’s 100% online! https://www.boisestate.edu/education-edtech/gc-daoe/


It's always exciting to see graduate students and faculty collaborating! Congratulations to Dr. Hsu and doctoral student Marielle Venturino on their recent publication! https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-022-00718-9


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Publication announcement! Accentuate the negative: Schleiermacher's dialectic in his 1826 lecture on education. In: N. Friesen & K Kenklies (Eds.) F.D.E. Schleiermacher's outline of the art of education: A Translation and discussion. Bern: Peter Lang.


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Publication announcement from Dr. Friesen!


Get Your Varsity Letter in Awesome! (and of course a graduate degree).

We're hosting two virtual open houses this week on Thursday (1/12, 7 pm MT) & Saturday (1/14) morning (8:30 am MT). RSVP to get the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/edtech-voh-regform. We'll focus mostly on the Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs, but if you want to know know more about our certificates, etc., you're free to join us. Other faculty, current doc students, and doctoral alumni are scheduled to be with us as well.


Happy 2023 everyone!!

This coming Saturday morning (Jan. 7) we'll be hosting another Virtual Open House; we'll start at 8:30 AM Mountain. Our focus will be on our EdD and EdS programs, but we can answer questions our graduate certificates and master's program (MET) as well.

Please RSVP by Friday evening to receive the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/edtech-voh-regform.

Virtual Open House Registration 12/20/2022

Interested in our 100% online Ed.D. program? Thinking about joining our outstanding group of faculty and doctoral students?

Please consider joining us for one of our upcoming Virtual Open House sessions. All sessions will cover the same basic information, but different faculty, alumni, and current students will join us depending on their availability. We have five sessions planned: 12/29/22, 1/7/23, 1/12/23, 1/14/23, and 1/19/23. The Thursday evening sessions start at 7 pm Mountain, and the Saturday sessions start at 8:30 am Mountain.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link for our meeting: https://bit.ly/edtech-voh-regform

Please keep in mind that priority will be given to EdD applications submitted no later than end-of-day, February 1, 2023. Applications submitted after that date will be considered if there are still seats left in the cohort.

Virtual Open House Registration Sign-up any time before the open house date in order to be sent a Zoom link. You will *not* be required to be "on camera" for the session. The session will be recorded, archived, and publicly available.


EDTECH @ Boise State - Spring 2023 Registration is now open!

Register now before classes are full! Your enrollment appointment can be viewed in your myBoiseState account.

Please see the resources in the comments for additional support with enrollment.


Fun times at with BSU Edtech faculty and students, many meeting for the first time in person. Some participants are not in the photo, but we are thinking about you here!


Presentation announcement from Dr. Friesen.


Good job, Dr. Yang!

Dazhi Yang, professor in EdTech Boise State, was selected for a summer visiting faculty position by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The competitive position includes a $10k stipend, and Yang will travel to the INL this summer to work with collaborators to develop a project on renewable energy and data visualization. Read more about the position and Dr. Yang's research ⬇


Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!

Congratulations to Boise State University College of Education Ed Tech alum and Hawthorne Elementary teacher Kellie Taylor for receiving the AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2022 Trailblazing STEM Educator Award!

Kellie Taylor graduated with a doctoral degree in Educational Technology from Boise State in 2016 and currently teaches gifted and talented students at Hawthorne in Boise.

Taylor is among five national recipients and received the award for her passion for hands-on STEM education and connecting her students and colleagues to space education through real-world experiences. Each recipient of the award and their school receives $5,000 and is granted access to exclusive STEM programming from the institute.


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