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On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, welcome to the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) at East Carolina University. We are excited about your interest in our programs and our campus. Read the full welcome message. 

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Shane Carden
Instructional Technology Student Named AAC Player of the Week
Shane Carden, a MS Instructional Technology student, was named the AAC player of the week for his performance on the football field this week. According to the news release from ECU, Carden completed 30 of 48 passes for 438 yards and four touchdowns while adding a pair of ground scores, which accounted for six of […]

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IT Student Publishes in Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
Congratulations to Suzanne Keil! Suzanne, an Instructional Technology student, for her publication in the current issue of the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Her article, “Distance Education Policy Standards: A Review of Current Regional and National Accrediting Organizations in the United States” is an interesting compilation of the current movement in distance education in […]

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Studies of ID Practices
Dr. Sugar Goes to Press Again With Book, “Studies of ID Practices”
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of cutting edge research studies on contemporary instructional design practices. Written for instructional designers, instructional technologists and researchers in the field, it provides state of the art, practically focused information and guidelines for designing curriculum and professional ID practice. The overall purpose of this book is to provide a […]

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Summer Ventures 2014 Served 55 Top Students
  From June 22nd through July 19th, the Center for STEM Education hosted the 2014 class of Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics. This year was the 30th year the program has been held. Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina residents who have demonstrated interest […]

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Tammy Lee, an accomplished East Carolina University double-alumni, is giving back to the university by passing on her love of Science Education and inspiring more and more young people to go into the teaching of science. As Tammy explains, " In 2010 there were only 7 students concentrating in science. Now as of spring of 2014, we have 90 students enrolled in the elementary science concentration.  Tammy spearheaded the development and implementation of 4 new courses for Elementary Majors concentrating in science. This program is vital in strengthening elementary science education, which will impact students entering STEM careers. Read the full story.



Congratulations to Katherine Collins, for becoming our featured student spotlight.  Katherine was chosen to receive the Diana Kester Award after being nominated by one of her professor's for  innovation and creativity with the use of technology in the classroom.  Having a 4.0 average helped, as well!

Katherine works full-time with students and teachers as a Digital Learning and Teaching Coach at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School and Bell Fork Elementary in Onslow County.  She says that she is able to use a lot of her assignments from ECU in her job. That is probably one of the reasons that she says, " East Carolina University  offers the BEST instructional technology program for educators."  The IT faculty also enjoy having Katherine in their program agreeing that, “Kat is constantly present in her online work, a dedicated student who is not only engaged in  her classwork but energizes her classmates, as well.” Read the full story.

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