COE Students Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.  OΔK was the first college honor society of a national Continue reading →

Dr. Abbie Brown earns 2014 Award for Teaching Excellence

Local Media Coverage WITN: ECU Professor Wins Top Teaching Honor ECU News Services: Top Honors: Brown receives prestigious teaching award Official News Release: CHAPEL HILL — The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2014 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  The 17 recipients, representing an array of academic disciplines, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors Committee on Personnel and Tenure. Each Continue reading →

High School STEM Day Brings 300 Students to Campus

On February 21, 2014 the Department of Engineering and the Center for STEM Education hosted approximately 300 high school students from counties in our service area, known as High School STEM Day. These students attended various interactive STEM activities throughout the day, led by faculty from various STEM departments, such as Construction Management, Physics, Biology, Engineering, and MSITE, just to name a few. Ron Preston led a very well received session on Mathematics Education. Click for more information: High School STEM Day

Dr. Abbie Brown to Receive Highest Honor for Superior Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Abbie Brown, East Carolina University’s recipient of the 2014 Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Every year one faculty member from each of the 17 University of North Carolina institutions are selected for this prestigious award. According to Peter D. Hans, Chairman, UNC Board of Governors, Dr. Brown has been chosen to “receive the University’s highest honor for superior teaching!” During the 2014 Spring graduation ceremony, we will raise our hands and our voices to congratulate Dr. Brown on this Continue reading →

IT Alumnus Wins Graduate Distance Fellowship Award

Rob Moore has been selected for a fellowship award from Western Carolina University.  Rob is a 2013 graduate of the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at ECU. He currently works as an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He has worked at UNC since 2004 and joined the School’s Instructional Support team in September 2010. In his current position, he collaborates with faculty on integrating innovative technology to support their work in face-to-face, blended, and Continue reading →

ECU Graduate Student Awarded Funds to Implement iPod Learning in the Classroom

Krista Bond, a 4th/5th grade looping teacher and MAEd student in Instructional Technology was awarded $3000 by the North Carolina Technology in Education Society  to implement learning with IPods in her classroom.  Ms. Bond writes, “The students will use iPod Touch devices as a method of hands-on instruction that will increase student engagement, provide real world application, and boost inquiry-based learning opportunities.  The students will refine their 21st century skills as they use iPod touch devices to build content area skills through tutorials, videos, and Continue reading →

Recent MS Instructional Technology Graduate Publishes in Educause Review

Recent MSITE graduate student, Rob Moore, publishes a case study that he wrote about the webinar series delivered at the School of Government, UNC Chapel Hill.  It went live on November 4, 2013.  Rob Moore is an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He received his M.S. in Instructional Technology from ECU in May, 2013. Click here to view the article: http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/working-together-public-records-webinar-series Congratulations, Rob.

ECU Graduate Student Receives Outstanding Nova Award

Fellow Pirate, Ken Hubbell, received the Nova Southeastern Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design. All materials submitted to the competition must have been designed no earlier than 2012, while the nominee was enrolled as a graduate student. Hubbell states: “I applied my own customized version of ADDIE that incorporates spiral development as a means of managing the learning solution..[then] I selected a free, real-time animation tool with automated lip-synchronization to shorten the animated video production cycle-time.” We would like to Continue reading →

MSITE Student-Faculty Meet & Greet Success!

Last Thursday (8/29/2013), MSITE graduate and undergraduate students took advantage of the opportunity to meet & greet with one another, and make small-talk with their professors outside of the classroom!  Faculty and staff provided heavy hors d’oeuvres for everyone to snack on while they were engaging in lively conversations. Overall, 59 students and 15 faculty/staff members were in attendance. Math Graduate Assistant Daphney “Brooke” Hill enjoyed herself immensely. She said: “It was refreshing to talk with some of the freshman students intending to study Math Continue reading →

Dr. Abbie Brown Makes the Top 20 Education Professor’s List

 North Carolina Online lists Dr. Abbie Brown in their list of Top 20 Education Professors in North Carolina.  Dr. Brown was selected for his recent achievements, winning both the Presidential Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)  and an Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching award from the North Carolina Distance Learning Association.  North Carolina Online sought to find educators who have been influential in their field and who have made a positive difference in the lives of their students. Dr. Brown’s Continue reading →