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 SRU education, English major takes 'Student Paper Award' 




November 15, 2007

Contact: K.E. Schwab  




SRU education, English major takes 'Student Paper Award'


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Christie D. Willison, a secondary education and English major from Cranberry Township, has won the "Meritorious Student Paper Award" at the 2007 ISECON (Information Systems Education Conference) for her paper "Teaching Students How to Evaluate Sources in Online Research."  

            The paper, originally written for her "Computer Science 300: Challenges of Computer Technology" course last spring, was presented by her instructor and co-author Patricia Joseph, assistant professor of computer science, because Willison was presenting another project the same weekend at the Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary, conference in Louisville, Ky.

            The paper will be published in the ISECON proceedings and is available online at the Information Systems Education Journal Web site:

            Willison is currently taking English and education courses, including her teacher education field experience in Grove City. She plans to undertake her student teaching work spring semester, before graduating in May.


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