Educational Leadership Faculty Publications and Presentations
- Alamu, J., Swan, K., Schroeder, R. (2013). Does the use of online technology improve students’ performance in epidemiology? e-Mentor, 1(48), Retrieved from http://www.e-mentor.edu.pl/artykul/index/numer/48/id/996
- Bogle, L., Day, S., Matthews, D. & Swan, K. (2013). Improving Courses Across an Online Program: A Design-Based Approach. Invited presentation: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Virtual Conference.
- Bogle, L., Day, S., Matthews, D., Swan, K. (in press). The power of a collaborative, collegial approach to improving online teaching and learning. In K. Shattuck (Ed Quality Assurance in Online Distance Education: Improving Practice at the Program, Teaching and Resource Levels. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
- Matthews, D., Swan, K., Day, S., & Bogle, L. (2013). A Collaborative, Design-Based Approach to Improving an Online Program. American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference; San Francisco, CA.
- Postma, L., Blignaut, A.S., Swan, K., & Sutinen, E. (in press). Reflections on the use of grounded theory to uncover counter narratives in an online discussion forum at an institution of higher education. Journal of Qualitative Methods.
- Swan, K. (2013). Enhancing e-learning effectiveness. In G. Miller (Ed). Leading the E-Learning Transformation of Distance Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
- Swan, K., Vahey, P., van ‘t Hooft, M., Kratcoski, A., Rafanan, K., Stanford, T., Yarnall, L., & Cook, D. (2013). Problem-based learning across the curriculum: Exploring the efficacy of a cross curricular application of Preparation for Future Learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 7(1), 91-110.
- Weissman, N., & Swan, K. (in press). Bringing the librarian talk to online courses: Cognitive, social and teaching presence. In A. Sigal (Ed). Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Human Services Faculty Training, Publications, and Presentations
Dr. Carolyn Peck— Associate Professor Gerontology, Department Chair
- Dr. Carolyn Peck was invited to present at the 2013 Illinois Department on Aging 2nd Annual Community Care Providers Conference. Her presentation was entitled, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Geriatric Care Managers and was held on March 25th and 26th in Springfield Illinois.
Dr. Donna Weinstein – Assistant Professor Child and Family Studies
Dr. Weinstein Brings Awareness to Child Abuse
- On April 5th, faculty, staff, and students gathered at the UIS colonnade to plant a pinwheel garden as part of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. The event was coordinated by Dr. Donna Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Human Services in the Child and Family studies concentration and co-sponsored by the Child Advocacy Cen-ter Sangamon County. The garden was displayed the entire month of April.
Teacher Education Program
This past summer, Dr. Brian Kahn has worked very hard with faculty from the Sociology, Political Science, Economics, History and Geography fields, as well as secondary teachers of various schools, to better serve students. Specifically, Dr. Kahn has implemented a rising national initiative to teach students about the integration of all the social sciences using primary sources through the preservation of digitization.
Primary sources are documents that are made while someone experienced an event first hand (ex: authenticate videos of the live 2008 election). All of this hard work is being noticed this fall, as Dr. Kahn was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Library of Congress. Dr. Kahn and his colleagues are already implementing this initiative. For example, in his Methods classes, Dr. Kahn has begun referring and using online primary sources.
This national implementation will help students paint a more accurate and unbiased picture of various historical events. Dr. Kahn mentioned the importance of multicultural awareness, objectification, authenticity, and the provocation of critical thinking when responding to his motivation for the grant.
The Department is very excited about teaching with primary sources and congratulates Dr. Kahn on his efforts. It is predicted that this implementation will be an extraordinary improvement in education. For more information about the progressive movement of using primary sources in education, please go to: www.loc.gov for details.