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Learning Design and Technology

Apr 24, 2024

Jacqueline Verkuilen ’23, ’24MED: ‘Learning Design and Technology Has Perfectly Allowed Me to Thrive at My Talents and Hit on My Interests’

When Jacqueline Verkuilen '23, '24MED was an undergraduate student, discovering the College of Education's Learning Design and Technology program changed the course of her academic career. She switched her major and decided to earn her master's degree, too, which she was able to complete online while traveling the world. 

Ashley Bertles

Dec 6, 2023

Ashley Bertles ’23: ‘I Realized That Working in the Field of Education as an Instructional Designer Was What I Wanted to Do for the Rest of My Life’

Ashley Bertles has always been interested in how technology can create opportunities for learning. When she was introduced to the field of instructional design, it felt like the perfect fit for her future career. 

Mar 7, 2023

How Can Parents and Teachers Help Students Be Digitally Safe? ‘We Should Start Very Early, Even at the Preschool Level, With Some Simple Lessons,’ Says Professor Florence Martin

The digital landscape for children has drastically changed over the past decade, which means it’s more important than ever that children learn how to be digitally safe from a young age, says NC State College of Education Professor of Learning, Design and Technology Florence Martin. 

Daniela (Ela) Castellanos-Reyes

Feb 15, 2023

Daniela (Ela) Castellanos-Reyes to Join NC State as Assistant Professor Part of Digital Transformation of Education Cluster

Daniela (Ela) Castellanos-Reyes is the newest Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire at NC State University. In August, she will join NC State’s Digital Transformation of Education cluster’s interdisciplinary team and NC State’s College of Education as an assistant professor of learning, design and technology. Currently, she is an National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow earning her Ph.D. in learning design and technology from Purdue University.  

Dec 8, 2022

Angel Morgan ’22PHD: ‘I Hope to Contribute to the Research and Development of Technology Frameworks and Products That Enable All Learners to be Part of an Inclusive Learning Community’

In 2021, Angel Morgan '22PHD interned with the the Center on Inclusive Technology in Education Systems (CITES), where she conducted research on how district leaders, school leaders and classroom educators engage families of students with disabilities when planning for, implementing and using technology. 

NC State College of Education doctoral student Doreen Mushi

Aug 24, 2022

Doctoral Student Doreen Mushi Receives International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women

Doreen Mushi, a doctoral student in the Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ learning design and technology program area of study, has been awarded an international doctoral fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang discusses artificial intelligence

Jul 26, 2022

What is Artificial Intelligence? ‘The Process of Developing AI is Very Much About How We Humans Define What it Is,’ Says Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang

Technology like artificial intelligence (AI) may seem mystifying to many, but Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang believes that learning about the technology can help students develop important skills even if they don’t pursue a STEM profession. 

NC State College of Education Professor Kevin Oliver, Ph.D.

Sep 14, 2021

Professor Kevin Oliver selected as 1 of 3 2022 UNC Faculty Fellows

Professor Kevin Oliver has been selected as one of three UNC System faculty members to serve as a 2022 UNC Faculty Fellow. As a fellow, Oliver will engage in special projects, review current literature, talk with innovative teaching faculty across the UNC System and national higher education, and investigate and experiment with new technologies. 

Jennifer Houchins

Jan 28, 2021

Why I Give: ‘I Am Extremely Grateful that Others Who Came Before Me Gave Back and I Want to Do the Same for Future Generations,’ Says Doctoral Student Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD

As a first-generation college student and a student with a chronic medical condition, private support and scholarships have helped Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD pursue her doctoral studies. Because of that support, she gives back to the college in hopes that future generations can have the same opportunity the NC State College of Education has provided her. 

Keith Lindsay

Jan 28, 2021

My Student Experience: Doctoral Student Keith Lindsay ‘22PHD Launches edTPA Support Class: Planning to Submission in 12 Weeks, With Help From Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Professional Education Sarah Cannon ‘16PHD

Learning design and technology doctoral student Keith Lindsay ‘22PHD, a graduate teaching assistant in the Office of Professional Education under Sarah Cannon ‘16PHD, helped create an edTPA support course in an effort to help educators earn their teaching license.