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Department of Teaching and Learning News

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

Current Teaching and Learning News

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Campus News | April 21, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Rebel Girls & Company dance team
Campus News | February 10, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, new collaborations, and academic achievement.

Scarlet and Gray, “REB's Glitter Squad”, Lester Cruz and Isabel Ferguson, take pictures and hype up students and families during the October 2022 homecoming football game.
Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

UNLV student Lushawn Threats stands at the head of the classroom and makes an X with her fingers while her students look up at her
Business and Community | February 1, 2022



Teaching and Learning In The News

May 18, 2023

From self-driving cars, to virtual assistants on smartphones, artificial intelligence has become a big part of our lives. But what happens when we combine artificial intelligence with cutting-edge chatbots like Chat GPT and ask it to write college essays.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
March 8, 2023

Not everyone in the Las Vegas Valley has affordable internet. In fact, thousands are not connected at all. For example, in Ward 3 of Las Vegas, which includes parts of downtown and East Las Vegas, 32% of households don’t have broadband internet. In many parts of Ward 3, monthly internet plans run into triple digits.

Business Day
February 3, 2023

Nigerian tertiary education has remained under the grip of a financial crisis despite the efforts of the Federal Government to increase education funding since independence.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 2, 2023

Artificial Intelligence seems to be a topic everyone is talking about and its ability to write just about anything, from a book, to a recipe and even help students with a college essay. ChatGPT is a cutting-edge AI technology developed by OpenAI which uses deep learning to understand and respond to human language. It can be used in many fields such as chatbots, language translation and automated writing, making it a valuable tool for improving efficiency and communication in day-to-day life.

Smithsonian Magazine
January 17, 2023

In response to the text-generating bot ChatGPT, the new tool measures sentence complexity and variation to predict whether an author was human

January 13, 2023

A new artificial intelligence tool restricted by one big school district is raising questions about the future of AI in education.

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

May 14, 2023
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning) has been selected as the College of Education's interim associate dean for Faculty and Inclusive Excellence (iADFIE). In her new role, she will lead and assess the college's faculty development and general DEIJ efforts, and develop and sustain a culture of belonging among faculty, staff, students, and relevant…
May 8, 2023
Kari Kokka (Teaching and Learning) gave a keynote lecture on April 6, 2023, "Critical Praxis in Mathematics Education Inside and Outside the Classroom," for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's School of Education Equity and Social Justice Speaker Series. 
May 2, 2023
Tina Vo (Teaching and Learning) and doctoral students/Holmes Scholars Mayra Marquez-Mendez (Educational Psychology, Leadership and Higher Education), Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning) and Monique Soma (Post-secondary Career and Technical Education) presented their research titled “Fostering STEM career pathways by creating a Geoscience…
April 21, 2023
Norma A. Marrun, Christine Clark, Kendra Beach, Maryssa Morgan, Claudia Chiang-López, Cecélia González, and Omi McCadney (all Education) published a new article in Race Ethnicity and Education: Indifferent, (Un)critical, and anti-intellectual: framing how teachers grapple with bans on teaching truth about race and racism, and critical race theory…
April 14, 2023
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) and Peter Wiens (Teaching and Learning) presented their research titled, “Developing Teacher Leadership Course Content: The Experiences of Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators,“ at the 2023 Annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference.…
April 12, 2023
Chia-Liang (Leo) Dai (Teaching and Learning) along with Annalise Lullo, Devonte Woodson, Jessica Alanano, and Stephanie Graville recently completed the presentation titled, "Solution for underprivileged children access to sports and beyond," at the 2023 Society of Health and Physical Educators Annual Conference.