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  • Hildebrand, J. (March 2, 2021). Making use of technology, some districts favor ‘remote’ over ‘snow’ days. Newsday
  • Updated 2021 Mask Research
    • Gaetjens, B. (February 10, 2021). Study shows that adding filter layer, drying masks maximizes effectiveness.  Record-Courier
    • Brown, B. (February 9, 2021).  Kent State professors reserach proper use of face masks.  WFMJ.
    • McClellan-Copeland, A. (February 9, 2021).  Kent State professors research proper use of face masks to better protect from COVID-19. Kent State University.
  • Henry, M. (November 24, 2020). Colleges pivoting classes to prepare future educators to teach students online. Columbus Dispatch.
  • Lieberman, M. (November 23, 2020). No More Snow Days, Thanks to Remote Learning? Not Everyone Agrees.  EducationWeek.
  • Thompson, C. (August 1, 2020).  Virtual school: Teachers want to improve but training varies.  Associated Press.
  • Lieberman, M. (June 2, 2020). Like It or Not, K-12 Schools Are Doing a Digital Leapfrog During COVID-19.  EducationWeek.
  • Noonoo, S. (May 4, 2020).  How Long Should a Remote School Day Be?  There is No Consensus.  EdSurge.
  • Nemo, L. (April 16, 2020).  What Decades of Research Tells Us About Student Success in the Online Classroom. Discover Magazine
  • Kent State COVID-19 Response Team
    • McClellan-Copeland, April (April 9, 2020). Kent State University’s Design Innovation (DI) Initiative uses creativity to help medical professionals fight COVID-19.  Kent State Today
    • Bennett, Paige (April 3, 2020).  Kent State faculty aims to help first responders in light of personal protective equipment shortage.  Kent Wired/Kent Stater.
  • Ordway, D. (March 19, 2020). Online schools: Students’ performance often falls behind kids at other public schools.  The Mandarin.
  • NEH Grant on May 4th Augmented Reality App
    • Destro, Jeanne (May 1, 2020).  This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-5-1-2020. WAKR
    • Soencksen, Phil (May 1, 2020).  Visiting May 4 sites through augmented reality.  Kent State Magazine
    • Horansky, Andrew (April 30, 2020). New app takes you back in time to Kent State shooting, which took place 50 years ago next week: You can experience the day through augmented reality.  WKYC
    • Destro, Jeanne (February 7, 2020). This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-2-7-2020.  WAKR
    • Hlavaty, Kaylyn (January 22, 2020). Augmented reality will transport users to time and place of Kent State shooting on May 4, 1970.  News 5 Cleveland.
    • Vincent, Emily. (January 22, 2020).  Kent State receives NEH grant to use the power of augmented reality to commemorate May 4, 1970.  KSU News.
    • Mahoning Matters Staff (January 20, 2020). KSU receives $175K grant for augmented reality project. Mahoning Matters.
    • The Business Journal (January 20, 2020). $175K Augmented Reality Project Honors Kent Shooting Anniversary.  TBJ.
    • Goist, R. (January 17, 2020).  National Endowment for the Arts awards grant to Kent State for May 4, 1970 augmented reality project.  Cleveland.com
    • Ryan, T. (January 17, 2020).  Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $175,000 to Kent State for an Augmented Reality Project to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Campus Shooting.  Press Release.
    • Staff Report (January 17, 2020).  KSU gets grant for May 4, 1970 augmented reality project. Record-Courier.
    • Lockwood, D. (January 14, 2020).  National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants.  The New York Times.
    • NEH List of 2020 Grant Awards. NEH
  • Neese, A.W. (January 8, 2020).  Online teachers face real challenges in virtual classrooms.  The Columbus Dispatch.
  • XRI Initiative at Kent State
  • SPEDAPPS/AT&T
    • Ravipati, S. (September 6, 2016).  Kent State U Project Catalogs, Creates Apps for Special Education.
    • Vincent, E. (August 18, 2016). Kent State researchers launch free math multiplication learning app for elementary grades.  E-Inside; KSU.
    • AT&T Ohio Team.  (December 11, 2015).  Kent State Receives Contribution From AT&T to Improve Mobile Technologies for Special Education.  AT&T Blog.
    • McGuinness, D. (December 10, 2015).  Kent State Receives Contribution From AT&T to Improve Mobile Technologies for Special Education.  KSU.
  • 2016 Outstanding Research Award
    • Hvostal, Z. (August 18, 2016) – Kent State instructional technology professor wins 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award. E-Inside; KSU.
    • Pompili, D. (April 4, 2016) – Kent State honors 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award recipients.  E-Inside; KSU.
  • St. Clair, J. (March 23, 2015). Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology. WKSU News.
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park/Cleveland Metroparks/National Science Foundation Project
    • Montano, P. (August 18, 2016).  Celebrating Informal STEM Education & Learning in America’s National Parks.  CAISE.
    • KSU (June 24, 2016).  Cuyahoga Valley Natinal Park partners with Kent State and Cleveland Metroparks to launch science learning app. E-Inside
    • St. Clair, J. (June 21, 2016). New app helps parkgoers interact with Northeast Ohio’s trails.  WKSU News.
    • Douglas J. Guth (June 13, 2016).  New app puts key to green spaces in your pocket.  Fresh Water Cleveland
    • NSF (June 3, 2016).  News from the field. National Science Foundation.
    • AAAS (June 3, 2016).  Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Kent State & Cleveland Metroparks launch learning app.  EurekAlert!
    • Phys.org (June 3, 2016).  Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Kent State and Cleveland Metroparks launch learning app.  Phys.org
    • Beacon Journal staff report (June 2, 2016).  Kent State, Cuyahoga Valley, Cleveland Metroparks develop new science-based park app.  Akron Beacon Journal.
    • Crain’s Cleveland Business (June 2, 2016).  New app helps visitors explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland Metroparks.  Crain’s Cleveland Business.
    • Jeff St. Clair (May 31, 2016).  New App Helps Parkgoers Interact With Northeast Ohio’s Trails.  WKSU
    • Whitney Blair Wyckoff (April 20, 2015).  Third-party apps proliferate inside national parks.  fedscoop
    • Bob Downing (October 4, 2014).  Kent State team to develop science-based mobile app for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Akron Beacon Journal.
    • Hudson Hub Times (September 21, 2014). Kent State researchers to develop mobile app for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Hudson Hub Times.
    • Ariel Black (September 10, 2014). Virtual Park Ranger App to Launch in September 2015. Actionhub: Mountain and Trail News.
    • Hannah Weinberger (September 9, 2014).  NPS Launching Virtual Ranger Program in Ohio. Outside Online.
    • Joanne Richards (September 8, 2014).  App could help visitors enjoy Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  ideastream/WCPN ; Also on WKSU.
    • Karen Farkas (September 8, 2014).  Cuyahoga Valley National Park visitors will soon have a “virtual park ranger” in their smartphones.  The Plain Dealer.
    • Scott Suttell (September 6, 2014).  Get outside — but don’t forget to bring your phone. Crain’s Cleveland Business.
    • ECN (September 5, 2014). Kent State researchers to develop mobile app for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. ECN Mag.
    • Cindy Weiss (September 5, 2014).  NSF grant funds “citizen science” at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Kent State News.
  • Bugel, A. (October 30, 2014).  KSU professors work to find elementary and secondary education math apps.  KentWired.
  • Kathy Pierre (June 18, 2014). Should Ivy Leagues offer online degrees? Students are conflicted.  USA Today – Online.
  • Kent State (May 5, 2014).  College Starts Summer Online Adventure for High Schoolers.  KentState
  • WOOD Radio News Team (March 30, 2014).  Michigan Virtual University, Kent State University Study Online Learning.  WOOD News.
  • Michigan Virtual University (March 6, 2014).  Report concludes that MOOCs can lead to positive outcomes.  MIVU
  • Davis, Michelle R. (October 16, 2013).  MOOC Targets Needs of K-12 Teachers and Students.  Education Week’s Blogs: Digital Education.
  • Roush, M. (October 8, 2013).  MOOCs Examined In MVU-Kent State University Report.  CBS-Detroit.
  • Livingston, Tom. (July 26, 2013).  Akron-area family opts to send son to online high school.  News Channel 5.
  • Kozlowski, Kim. (May 14, 2012).  Virtual School Provides New Learning Experience.  The Detroit News.
  • Davis, Michelle R. (February 8, 2012).  Virtual Education Seen as Understudied.  Education Week.
  • Watson et al. (2011).  Does Online Learning Work?  In Keeping Pace 2011.
  • Quillen, Ian. (August 24, 2011). Virtual Ed. Seeks Right Fit for Special Populations.   Education Week.
  • Schulte, Brigid.  Hybrid Schools for the iGeneration:  New schools combine “bricks” and “clicks”Harvard Education Letter, 27(2), March/April, 2011.
  • Davis, Michelle R. (March 14, 2011).  Researchers evaluate tech.-oriented, personalized learning: But determining what works is proving to be challenging.  Education Week
  • Chivvis, Dana.  (Feb. 9, 2011).  Homepage High: Computer No Substitute for Teacher at Tech High. http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/09/tech-high-computer-no-substitute-for-a-teacher/
  • Chivvis, Dana.  (Feb. 9, 2011).  Homepage High: Teachers, Computers, No Textbooks. http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/09/hudson-high-teachers-computers-no-textbooks/
  • PR Newswire (Nov. 15, 2010).  iNACOL announces first published book: Lessons learned from virtual schools: Experiences and recommendations from the field. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/inacol-announces-first-published-book-lessons-learned-from-virtual-schools-experiences-and-recommendations-from-the-field-108285764.html
  • MIVU.Org (2010).  Reports address dropout recovery and professional development for online learninghttp://www.mivu.org/News/tabid/297/mid/696/newsid696/44/Default.aspx
  • MLive.Com (2010).  Grand Rapids schools to hold panel discussion about online courses. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/05/grand_rapids_schools_to_hold_p.html
  • Davis, M.R. (2010).  Schools Factor E-Courses Into the Daily Learning Mix.  Education Week, April 28, 2010. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/04/28/30edtech_blended.h29.html
  • EHHS Facebook: Faculty profile (2010)
  • Butterfly City:  The Butterfly Education Project (2009).  http://www.firstbutterflycity.org/faq/
  • Davis, M.R. (2009).  E-Learning’s Gender Factor: Educators are examining how boys and girls learn differently in online environments. Education Week, October 14, 2009. http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2009/10/21/01e-gender.h03.html
  • Ferdig, R.E. (Ed.) (2009). Handbook of research on effective electronic gaming in education. Information Science Reference; Hershey, PA (1759 pages; 3 volumes).
  • Viadero, D. (2009).  Research Shows Evolving Picture of E-Education.  Education Week, March 26, 2009.  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/03/26/26research.h28.html
  • Watson et al. (2009).  Keeping Pace:  Notes from the Field. (Innovations in Online K-12 Teaching and Learning).  http://www.kpk12.com/downloads/KeepingPace09-notesfield.pdf
  • Lockette, T. (2008).  Schools without wallshttp://www.research.ufl.edu/publications/explore/past/fall2008/story_4/index.html
  • UF College of Education. (2008).  Power-ups for Educationhttp://news.education.ufl.edu/news/rick-ferdig-powerups-education
  • UF College of Education. (2008).  Ferdig to edit new journal on video games and learninghttp://news.education.ufl.edu/news/ferdig-edit-new-journal-video-games-and-learning
  • Watson, J. (2008).  Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning:  The Virtual School Clearinghouse.  http://www.kpk12.com/downloads/KeepingPace_2008.pdf
  • Watson, J. (2008).  Online Learning: The National Landscape.  http://www.ciconline.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=117&name=THFall08TheNationalLandscape.pdf
  • AT&T (2007).  AT&T Joins University of Florida to Present Results of Online Learning Research:  Study Expands and Examines Effectiveness of Online Learninghttp://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=24493
  • Peterson, T. (2007). Supporting pedagogy in higher education. CDW-G: Chicago, IL. (PDF)
  • Tiegen, A. (2007). New students learn about UF on Facebook, MySpace. Gainesville Sun, July 2, 2007. http://www.gainesville.com/article/20070702/LOCAL/707020308/-1/xml
  • Kelly, R. (2003). Asynchronous discussion design principles: Four steps to better asynchronous discussions. Interview with Richard E. Ferdig. Online Cl@ssroom [Online Serial], October, 2003.
  • Kelly, R. (2003). The deeper psychology of technology: Making online collaboration work. Interview with Richard E. Ferdig. Online Cl@ssroom [Online Serial], October, 2003.

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