Sunday, July 24, 2016

Web Development Pop Up Class Hosted by the eLearning Research Institute (e-LRI)

The e-Learning Research Institute (eLRI) in collaboration with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Instructional Technology presented the Weekend Weebly Wobble and other Technology Management Tools to a group of budding educators and business entrepreneurs on Saturday, July 23rd. Dr. Pamela Morgan, Director of eLRI, and Mrs. Melaie Gleason hosted the event in the College of Education's Active Engagement classroom, the Think Tank. Participants first learned the importance of front loading and pre-planning and then progressed into website development using the Weebly platform. The afternoon was spent exploring a variety of business and educational applications designed to enhance the entrepreneur's websites. It was a great group and everyone, including the presenters, gained new knowledge and experience. Thanks, ladies, for offering such great educational opportunities for our campus community through the COE's eLRI.

Monday, July 18, 2016

PDRIB Offers Resources to Those Interested in Obtaining a MAT with a Concentration in Teaching Blind Students

Meaningful, rewarding careers in the field of blindness begin here!
Become Certified to Teach Blind/Visually Impaired Children in Louisiana
Scholarships are now available!
Through support from the Louisiana Department of Education, financial support is now available for individuals who wish to complete coursework and training with PDRIB in order to become certified in the state as a Teacher of the blind/Visually Impaired.
Many children with a significant visual impairment throughout our state do not have a certified teacher to help meet their learning needs, and their regular classroom teachers do not have the background or support from a trained specialist to help modify classroom materials in such a way that these children can get the education they desperately need to meet their full potential. This is where you come in!
      Using innovative technology and support, individuals can now complete most of our coursework online regardless of where they live.
•             No prior background or experience in blindness is necessary—we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
•             Scholarships are provided on a competitive basis to qualified persons and can cover tuition, fees, and necessary books and supplies.
If you already have a Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree in any area from an accredited university, have a grade point average of 2.5, obtained passing scores on the PRAXIS I and II exams, and want to join this exciting career, contact us! We Offer both a Master of Arts in Teaching with Concentration in Teaching Blind Students and a Graduate Certificate in this area. (Note that certain exams may be waived for individuals who already hold a valid teaching certificate.)
For program details, Click Here
•             Applications are now being accepted for Fall, 2016, with classes beginning September 7
•             Financial support is prioritized to individuals who wish to take courses on a full time basis
•             Subsequent funding is based on successful matriculation through the program
For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Bell at or 318-257-4554