EPET students receive best paper award

March 24, 2014

Present (from left): John Bell, Josh Rosenberg and Spencer Greenhalgh. Virtually (from top center): William Cain, Colin Terry, Tracy Russo and Rohit Mehta. (Not pictured: Virginia Hiltz)

Multiple hybrid doctoral students in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program, along with faculty member John Bell, have received an outstanding paper award from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).

The award was presented at the 2014 SITE Conference, held March 17-21 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The paper, “What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate: Social Media Best Practices for Graduate School Programs,” was chosen after rigorous review by the SITE program committee and chairs. After seeing a need to investigate the role of social media use in graduate school programs, the students formed the EPET Social Media Council to provide leadership around social media efforts, and to suggest best practices. The group’s paper is focused on these main areas.

Primary authors include EPET faculty member John Bell, and hybrid EPET doctoral students:

  • Virginia Hiltz
  • Colin Terry
  • Joshua Rosenberg
  • Tracy Russo

Members of the EPET Social Media Council (and doctoral students) were also included in the award: William Cain, Spencer Greenhalgh and Rohit Mehta.

SITE recognizes the accomplishments of individuals, organizations and communities for service, teaching and research. The best in information technology in teacher education is exemplified by the award winners’ commitment to their profession and society.