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Southeastern's Hancock recognized for computer-based teaching

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND -- A Southeastern Louisiana University faculty member has been recognized by a statewide educational association for his work in incorporating technology into teaching.

     Robert Jason Hancock, assistant professor of education, was cited as the 2007 Post Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LaCUE) at the group’s annual meeting last week in Baton Rouge. He was nominated for both his teaching and research accomplishments.

     LaCUE is a professional nonprofit organization which promotes the use of computer technology in education. The organization’s annual Louisiana meeting attracts more than 1,500 participants. Hancock previously won the Region II award for the New Orleans area and became eligible for the state award which covers the eight LaCUE regions of Louisiana.

     Earlier this year, Hancock was recognized for presenting the best research paper at the International Society for Technology in Education. The paper studied evaluation techniques used to determine the impact of technology on student performance.

     Also receiving an award at the LaCUE conference were Grant Gerald of Washington Parish, a education doctoral candidate at Southeastern, and Kristen Hernandez of St. Tammany Parish Schools who is in Southeastern’s master’s program in educational technology and leadership. Gerald won State Secondary Teacher of the Year, while Hernandez was awarded Region II Elementary Teacher of the Year.

     “Grant and Kristen represent a new generation of educational technologists who are rapidly moving upward in innovative districts,” said Hancock. “We are especially proud of the St. Tammany/Southeastern partnership in which over 60 teachers from St. Tammany Parish Schools took part in a special training program/course offering through the College of Education this fall.”

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