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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Infrastructure important in Connectivist learning

Mind/Shift, a blog produced by KQED, the NPR affiliate in San Francisco, cited work by George Siemens, UT Arlington executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, regarding techniques for unleashing student work from learning management systems. “Siemens writes that in Connectivist learning environments, the “pipes” of a course are more important than what flows through those pipes,” the article said.

Teacher training partnership

Korea Daily.com reported on an international partnership between the UT Arlington College of Education and Ewha Womans University, which resulted in training recently for pre-service teachers from Seoul. 

Car sharing draws students

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and WFAA/ABC 8 reported on the new car-sharing program that launched this month at UT Arlington. In two hours, 100 students signed up for Zipcar, which fits well with the University’s efforts to create a greener campus with less traffic.  

Forging green trails

Meghna Tare has blazed a new trail as The University of Texas at Arlington’s first sustainability director, Green Source DFW reported. Now Tare hopes to expand the University’s reach as the head of the campus’s new Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact.

Student running for council

An 18-year-old University of Texas at Arlington student has filed to run for Mansfield City Council, challenging incumbent Stephen Lindsey for Place 3, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. “I’ve had political aspirations since I was knee-high to a grasshopper,” said Anthony Gonzales, who turns 19 next month.