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TIER-ED funded Pilot Projects, Graduate Fellowships, and Research Award 2021-2022

TIER-ED funded Pilot Projects: 2 projects awarded to interdisciplinary team of faculty and researchers
TIER-ED Graduate Fellowship Recipients:  Paul HurHannah Valdiviejas, and  Cameron Merrill 

TIER-ED Research Award Recipient:  Kutasha Bryan-Silva



  • How to Defend Your Dissertation, Virtually

    Apr 9, 2020, 14:55 PM by Nitasha Mathayas, PhD
    On March 24, one day after in-person meetings and instruction at the university were halted and moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nitasha Mathayas earned a new title: PhD.
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  • Luc Paquette Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

    Feb 19, 2020, 17:34 PM by Ashley Lawrence
    Paquette’s five-year award from NSF of $695,871 will involve using data-driven approaches to study the debugging processes (identifying and resolving defects in computer programs) of novice programmers enrolled in a college level introductory computer science course, identify the meaningful elements of their debugging behaviors and how those elements combine to form common debugging strategies.
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  • The Bureau of Educational Research: Ready for the Future

    Oct 25, 2019, 15:30 PM by Tom Hanlon
    “In the next 100 years, we’re going to see education have a much greater impact across many fields. Education will not just impact its own field, but fields like medicine, social sciences, artificial intelligence, and so on. And collaborations are going to fuel and enable that impact.” — Gabrielle Allen, Associate Dean for Research and Research Education
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  • CS Education for Illinois Children, Teachers to be Summit Focus

    Aug 28, 2019, 16:54 PM by Sharita Forrest, UI News Bureau
    Teachers, lawmakers and other stakeholders will begin planning how to address the need for computer science education in Illinois public schools at a Summit in Urbana.
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  • DELTA/AppLeS Capstone Project Presentations

    May 8, 2019, 14:00 PM by (Julie Kellogg)
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  • Considering the Future of Medical Education

    Feb 26, 2019, 09:52 AM by Common Ground Scholar
    Recently, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership professors Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope visited the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, on the invitation of NSF project partner and U of I College of Medicine professor Dr. Richard Tapping. The purpose of the visit was to explore shared teaching and research interests in the rapidly changing field of medical education.
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  • Powerful Innovations in Educational Technology

    Oct 23, 2018, 08:56 AM by Tom Hanlon
    A new initiative based in the College of Education at Illinois promises to launch the University of Illinois into the national, and even international, spotlight as it addresses critical issues in education through innovative uses of technology.
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  • College Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members to Illinois

    Aug 27, 2018, 08:52 AM by the College of Education at Illinois
    The College of Education at Illinois has increased its ranks this fall with the hiring of nine scholars across multiple research areas.
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  • New TIER-ED scholars position College as ed-tech leader

    Jul 3, 2018, 09:12 AM by the College of Education at Illinois
    The College of Education at Illinois hired three new faculty members to join TIER-ED, a cross-disciplinary research community at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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  • DELTA faculty seeking students interested in tech in learning environments

    Nov 23, 2016, 09:00 AM by the College of Education at Illinois
    Faculty members of the Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching & Agency (DELTA) at the College of Education at Illinois are encouraging undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in studying digital learning environments to apply for the DELTA program by Dec. 1.
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