Our College is moving into a new period of promise that will bring improved levels of research vigor, teaching excellence, and public engagement to our students and to the citizens of our state and nation. Our progress is palpable. For instance, the new faculty appointment in educational neuroscience gives us an early and important foothold in an emerging field that will likely yield significant dividends for research and grants. The appointment of Professor Carol Donovan as the new Director of the Belser-Parton Center will reactivate the important work of helping children who struggle with reading. Professor Steve Thoma will be leading a new Center dedicated to the study of ethical development in the College. Read more
(from The Tuscaloosa News)
What if common games — video games, board games and card games — could be used in a way that teaches students core subject matters in school?
That's what Andre Denham, assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of Alabama, Robert Mayben, technology-in-motion specialist at UA's College of Education In-Service Center, and a group of teachers from schools throughout West Alabama have been working on since October.