FY09 Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

In 2008, (13) proposals were submitted to the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards. The Academic Technology Advisory Council awarded a total of $65,928 for the following (5) proposals.

Proposal Title Investigators Org Unit Department Award
Spectral Analysis for Visual Realization in Teaching Applied Lessons Kenneth Tse College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  School of Music $9,200
Creation of a State of the Art Computerized Music Learning Facility Brandon Bascom College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Music $19,598
Teaching Across Scales David Bennett College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Geography $23,000

Measuring Effectiveness of Two Technologies Adopted in Nursing Pharmacology

Ellen Cram College of Nursing   $6,500
 
The Quick Email Reply (QUERY) System: A Database-Driven System for Improving the Efficiency and Leveraging the Learning Value of Student-Faculty Email Exchanges Kenneth G. Brown College of Business Management & Organizations $7,000
      TOTAL: $65,928

 

Investigators: Kenneth Tse
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): School of Music
Proposal Summary: Professors Tse and Skiff plan to study the use of spectrum analysis software with visual aid in teaching applied instrumental or vocal lessons. It is the primary objective of this research project to investigate the prospect and applicableness of using real-time visual spectrogram to aid a student’s understanding, realization and production of, what is visually and aurally perceived, a good sound.

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Investigators: Brandon Bascom
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): School of Music
Proposal Summary: This proposal, which builds upon a previous successful proposal for Student Computing Fee funds, is focused on improving the computerized electronic piano laboratory at the School of Music. Piano Pedagogy is a research field which requires the proposed resources, as it is an area which is becoming more and more based in technology. The University of Iowa has become one of the leaders in the field of piano pedagogy, and in order to remain competitive, it is essential that it continues to be on the leading edge of technology. This award will allow for the creation of a modern state-of-the-art learning facility, similar to those at other institutions.

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Investigators: David Bennett
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): Geography
Proposal Summary: Wind energy is increasingly recognized as an important and viable source of energy from a zero cost and emission fuel. In 2007 the U.S. wind energy industry grew by 45%. This growth is accompanied by increased demand for wind energy professionals. To meet this demand the UI’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has established a new program in Wind Power Management. One challenge associated with teaching about wind energy is communicating the complex interactions among wind turbine design, landscape morphology, and the dynamics of wind. This challenge will be addressed by allowing students to explore wind energy production at three distinct scales.

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Investigators: Ellen Cram
Org Unit: College of Nursing
Proposal Summary: Historically, nursing students find pharmacology difficult; many say it is like reading Greek and they try to memorize a bunch of unfamiliar terms with a very limited frame of reference. 
The project aim is to: 
  • create an expandable database to archive data from ACE form student feedback and ATI performance scores on the nursing pharmacology exam.
  • create capability within this program to query the data and create reports
  • use the findings to trend student performance over time and based on these data reassess and refine teaching tools including these two specific technological applications.

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Investigators: Kenneth G. Brown
Org Unit: College of Business
Department(s): Management and Organizations
Proposal Summary: With considerable assistance from an ITS developer, I intend to develop a database driven system that will help me to collect, categorize, answer student emails.

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Article number: 
100571
Last updated: 
September 1, 2016