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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Dr. Evangeline S. Pianfetti (Vanna) is faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education at the University of Illinois. She was formerly the Assistant Dean for Learning Technologies where she put into place several initiative including the Mobile Learning Initiative in which faculty were provided with mobile resources necessary to meet the needs and expectations of today’s college students. Additionally, she put forth an 1:1 Student Laptop Initiative which is currently underway. She has also received funding for the redesign of learning spaces within the College of Education so that the learning environments may help promote not only collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving, but also innovation and creativity. Vanna work as the principle investigator for the I-LLINI Partnerships grant helped to improve middle school student performances in core content area through the meaningful integration of technology. Vanna is a Smithsonian Laureate for classroom innovation in technology and a Gold Award winner in the ThinkQuest for Tomorrow’s Teachers competition for a technology enriched curriculum she designed with teachers from Urbana Middle School in Urbana, Illinois.