Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an assistant professor in the Reading/Writing/Literacy Division, was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, one of the most distinguished awards that education researchers can receive early in their careers.
Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, associate director of the International Educational Development Program, has earned an Outstanding Book Award for her new edited volume, Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion.
April 21, 2014 –Scholarship support is in full bloom this month at Penn GSE, where the Annual Fund April Challenge offered by Overseer Josh Berlin, W’95, MD, FAAD, has achieved its $10,000 goal ahead of schedule.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken higher education by surprise, with some courses attracting more than 100,000 registered students. Whether researching MOOCs users, focusing on the potential for MOOCs in the developing world, or hosting a lecture series, Penn GSE faculty and students are examining this emerging trend. The Next Generation MOOCs lecture series presents four speakers who will evaluate and explain how MOOCs have changed higher education.
Penn GSE and five other Penn schools are hosting an invitation-only conference April 10-11 on MOOCs in developing countries. MOOCs4D brings together leading scholars, administrators, policy makers and technologists from over 25 countries to spark dialogue.