October 19, 2007

Glassett to present papers at international meeting

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Kelly F. Glassett assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present two papers in December at an international conference in Algarve, Portugal. Sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, the conference will focus on thought and exploratory learning in a digital age.

Presentations must pass a pre-conference, international review. Glassett, whose research focuses on integration of technology in secondary classrooms, public school reading programs and intervention programs associated with school, is working on a project to evaluate how teachers' beliefs about technology and student outcomes change after using technology. His papers are titled "Technology and Pedagogical Beliefs of Teachers: A Cross-case Analysis" and "Technology-rich Classroom Environments and Student Achievement: A Two-Year Implementation Project."

Glassett came to SIUC this fall from the University of Utah where he was finishing his doctorate. Glassett is a three-degree graduate of the University of Utah, earning a bachelor's there in 1986 and a master's in 2004.