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Students honored at educational communications conference

  |   Julie Sartor   |   Permalink   |   Kudos,   News Release

Three College of Education doctoral students in the learning, design and technology program were honored at the 2014 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Convention held Nov. 4-8 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Szu-Yueh (Justine) Chien, of Taichung, Taiwan, was selected as one of four AECT Interns.Chien received the ICEM Internship, which recognizes an international graduate student with an interest in international education and the significant potential to provide future leadership for the AECT and in the broader international field.

Erkan Er, of Ankara, Turkey, won the Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award, which honors the most outstanding doctoral research proposal in educational technology as selected by a jury of researchers from the Research and Theory Division of the AECT.

Daisyane Barreto, of Forteleza, Brazil, won the Three Minute Thesis competition, a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in Australia. The exercise develops academic, presentation and research communication skills, and supports the development of students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their dissertation topic and its significance. Out of 19 entrants, Barreto won votes by both audience and the judges.

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