Learning Technologies Exchange (LTX) Series

Please join the Learning Technologies faculty for our new lecture and discussion series! This series is an opportunity to connect with students and faculty in the Learning Technologies program while exploring topics in teaching, learning and technology from a research-to-practice perspective. In this first iteration of the LTX series, each faculty member will give short talks about learner engagement and engage in stimulating discussion. Bring your lunch or a snack and join us for an exciting idea exchange!

Engagement in Digital Learning
November 14th
12:30-1:30 pm
Ramseyer Hall- College Commons

Panelists: The Fantastic Four in Learning Technologies

  • Kui Xie
  • Ana-Paula Correia
  • Tracey Stuckey-Mickell
  • Rick Voithofer

Moderator: Mike Nelson

A Welcome from Dr. Anderman

Welcome back to OSU for a wonderful autumn semester! Whether you are attending OSU for your first term or you are anticipating graduating in December, we are excited that you have chosen the Department of Educational Studies to be a part of your academic journey.What makes our department so unique is the wide array of programs we offer that share the common goal of impacting education, leadership, and the communities in which we live.We welcome and embrace different cultures, ideas, perspectives, and we are proud to be an inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.We encourage you to engage in diverse conversations that may challenge your own thoughts and ideas; the learning outcomes will be much greater than anticipated. Our faculty and staff are here to be great resources for you and to provide the guidance and support that you need to be academically successful. We want to be a place where you always feel valued and appreciated as a student, and ultimately as a scholar and professional in your field of study.

As you begin the new semester, be sure to take advantage of everything the university, the college, and the department have to offer to you. The university has a variety of resources for you to connect socially and interact with other graduate students across different disciplines. Make sure to utilize our department’s student services office for any assistance with understanding department policies, Graduate School procedures/policies, or just needing referrals to other campus resources as well. There are many ways for you as a student to get involved and truly experience what it means to be a Buckeye.

Furthermore, we are proud of the tremendous accomplishments of our students and faculty, and know that this growth will progress throughout the year. Some of these highlights are:
• Accreditation of our Counselor Education program by CACREP
• Accreditation of our School Psychology program by APA
• Approval of new Masters specialization in Biomedical Education
• New EdD specialization in Higher Education and Student Affairs
• New fully online Masters of Learning Technologies program
• Numerous partnerships with OSU’s Office of Student LifeSupport for student well-being and success through the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center, FEEP (the First Education Experience Program), the SMART Lab (for stress management and resilience training), Suicide Prevention program, and numerous other initiatives and programs.

We are looking forward to having another fantastic year of triumphs and accomplishments.




Eric M. Anderman Chair

Job Opening- Director of Technology- Bexley City Schools

Director of Technology
Bexley City School District
Columbus, OH

Provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of information systems to support both educational (teaching and learning) and business operations, and achieve effective and cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operations using open source technology where possible and appropriate.


  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility for management and support of management information systems and information technology as well as information technology staff
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management, Information Systems or a closely allied field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in MIS, CS, or Business Administration, or a closely allied field. Direct management of one or more major IT operations is required.

Experience must include vendor qualification ad selection with business case analysis as well as technical merit considerations.

Please send letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Johnson, Superintendent at mike.johnson@bexleyschools.org by May 15, 2017.

Full job description: https://goo.gl/UwXGA4.

Student Achievement Recognition Awards

The College of Education and Human Ecology and the Department of Educational Studies present the Student Achievement Recognition Awards. We will be presenting the Dr. William E. Loadman dissertation prizes for the best dissertations in each program area. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday April 25, 2017
Lunch @ 11:30am (Ramseyer 136)
Program @ 12:15pm (Ramseyer 100)

Please RSVP by Wednesday April 19th at http://whoozin.com/PW6-C9D-WJXK

Contact Tiffany Murray.978 with any questions.

PhD Students Only: EHE Dissertation Research Fellowship Nominations

Once again the EHE Office of Research will oversee the Dissertation Research Fellowship program for the 2017-2018 academic year. We wanted to get the process started early in the semester, so that applicants have sufficient time to assemble their packets. 

 At this time, Educational Studies will plan on nominating two (2) candidates for one (1) dissertation year fellowship.

 The EHE Office of Research website already has posted the application guidelines for the Fellowship.  They can be found at http://go.osu.edu/EHEfellowship

 Applicants will need to provide a cover letter, up to a 6-page application, letters of support from their dissertation advisor and two other faculty members, a CV, and a Graduate School advising report.  The award includes a stipend as well as tuition for dissertation credit hours for Fall and Spring of 2017-2018.  The advisor should comment on other sources of funding that might be necessary to complete the dissertation.  The evaluation of the proposal by the advisor and the two other faculty members should focus on the demonstrated scholarship and future potential for scholarly excellence.  Evidence of previous research productivity is an important consideration.  Note that these awards can be held simultaneously with other external fellowships (e.g., Spencer dissertation fellowship) and are intended to support your top doctoral candidates.

 The deadline for students to submit their packet to Deb Zabloudil is January 20, 2017.  Please submit the documents electronically to Zabloudil.1@osu.edu. When you view the web site, it will tell you to submit your documents to Dr. Jan Nespor’s office. Please don’t do that. Submit them to me instead so I can take them directly to the Graduate Studies Committee for review.

 Although students need not be candidates at the time of application, they must be candidates by the end of Summer Session 2017 to be eligible to receive the award.  Students who have previously received the Dissertation Fellowship award are not eligible for consideration of continued support.

Spring 2017 Graduates: Apply Now!

The deadline to apply to graduate in Spring 2017 set by student services has been extended to FRIDAY JANUARY 13, 2017. All other deadlines remain the same.


This should allow time for you to meet with your faculty advisor and make any necessary adjustments to your spring schedule. Continue to submit your signed program plans/annual reviews and/or degree audits to the student services office via email or by dropping them off in-person in Ramseyer 122.

If you are unable to meet this new deadline, please email Alisa Tate, tate.205@osu.edu and include your faculty advisor to make other arrangements.

Apply online at gradforms.osu.edu by January 13, 2017.

Preparing for Graduation

  • Schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor.
  • Review program plan/degree audit, making sure you meet all requirements for graduation.
  • Use your program plan/degree audit to guide your discussion during appointment.
  • Register and pay for 3 graduate credit hours.
  • Make sure that you have no missing grades, incompletes, EN grades or holds on your account.
  • Submit your program plan prior to Friday January 13, 2017 to the student services office.
  • Based on graduation review/clearance, your application to graduate is either approved or denied in Gradforms.
  • Be sure to review information about commencement procedures.

All PhD and EdD Students

  • Submit signed program plans and annual review to the Office of Student Services in Ramseyer Hall room 122 or via email: edstudies@osu.edu.
  • Program plans must have both student and faculty signatures to be reviewed.
  • Final semester procedures for doctoral students can be found on the Graduate School website under procedures for your final semester.

MA and EdS students admitted to program in Summer 2015 and before

  • Submit signed program plans and annual reviews to the Office of Student Services in Ramseyer Hall room 122 or via email: edstudies@osu.edu.
  • Program plans must have both student and faculty signatures to be reviewed.
  • Final semester procedures for doctoral students can be found on the Graduate School website under procedures for your final semester.

MA, MLT, and EdS students admitted to program in Autumn 2015 and later

  • Submit your signed degree audit and advising report to the Office of Student Services in Ramseyer Hall room 122 or via email: edstudies@osu.edu. Learn how to run your degree audit here.
  • Advisor Review is the only requirement that can be incomplete prior to submitting  your audit; no other missing requirements should be on your audit.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your degree audit. You will need to let the student services office know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for master’s students can be found on the Graduate School web site under procedures for your final semester.

Dates to keep in mind

  • January 13: Submit program sheets and degree audits for graduation clearance. Priority given to students who submit by January 13th.
  • January 27: Online applications to graduate. Final date set by the Graduate School.
  • April 14: Master Examination report forms must be submitted electronically by the student’s advisor.
  • April 14: Doctoral Examinations must be complete and the examination report form submitted electronically on or before the given date.
  • April 21: Approved thesis and dissertation documents must be submitted and accepted. Students are encouraged to get the documents uploaded a day early in case they experience problems.
  • May 7: Spring commencement.
  • May 9: End of semester deadline.