SIU researchers explore virtual training to foster faster, better decisions in sports and more
Split-second decisions frequently determine the outcome of a game, a medical procedure, a military battle or a law enforcement situation. Scott Boatright, a doctoral candidate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is conducting research to see if people can train with simulation and extended reality to make judgments more quickly and effectively. His work has already garnered national recognition along with a $10,000 scholarship from the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA).
School of Education doctoral candidates Dauran McNeil, Lyle Gross, Sarah Kroenlein, and Val Codi (Organizational Learning Innovation and Development program) gave a presentation titled, “Are We Meeting The Needs of The Adult Learners? Application of the ASSURE Model” at the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) annual meeting in Lexington, KY earlier this month. Congratulations to all!
Cheng-Yao Lin, professor and coordinator of the elementary education program in the School of Education, was selected last month as a Fulbright mentor by the United States Department of State for the 2023-2024 academic year. He will be assisting new Fulbright scholars from Taiwan with advice, support and networking as they come to the United States for a year to serve as scholars at universities and colleges.
New online teaching degree program helps address teacher shortage
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is launching a new online undergraduate program in elementary education this fall for working professionals, as part of its efforts to do everything possible to address teacher shortages. Also new this fall is an online teaching degree program in Organizational Learning, Innovation, and Development (formerly Workforce Education and Development).
Saluki Pride: Stacy Thompson serves SIU and the region in many ways
Stacy Thompson wears many hats as professor and associate dean of undergraduate studies and curriculum for the School of Education, and does so admirably, colleagues say. She teaches, researches, leads the school’s undergraduate programs, works with parents, nurtures partnerships with local schools and regional offices of education, has served on the board of the Illinois Council on Family Relations since 2016 and handles a variety of other duties.
SIU working to solve the need for more early childhood education teachers
School officials continue working to fill needed positions, and the areas in early childhood education are one of their top priorities.
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