FY08 Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

In 2007 (17) proposals were submitted to the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards.  The Academic Technology Advisory Council awarded a total of $72,200 for the following (4) proposals.

Proposal Title Investigators Org Unit Department Award
Tropical America Virtual Field School Tiffany Adrain College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Geoscience $17,200
Incorporating CT-based Technology in Undergraduate and Graduate Instruction in Human Evolutionary Studies Robert G. Franciscus College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Anthropology $24,000
Virtual Assisted Microscopic Paradigms in Medical Education: Theory of Learning Applied to Dermatopathology in Medical Student Curriculum Vincent Liu Carver College of Medicine Dermatology $17,000
Web 2.0 and Beyond: Electronic Social Networks and Classroom Instruction Jon Winet College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Art & Art History Interemedia Area | Virtual Writing University Experimental Wing $20,000
      TOTAL: $72,200

 

Investigators:

Tiffany Adrain

Dr. Ann Budd, Department of Geoscience

Org Unit: College of  Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): Geoscience
Proposal Summary: Create a Virtual Field School that takes students in the Principles of Paleontology (012:121) and Evolution and History of Life (012:004) classes to Tropical America to investigate the marine environments of Florida and the Caribbean over the last 25 million years, and discover how natural processes in action in the Caribbean today can provide clues about North America’s past. The project will use the UI Paleontology Repository’s collection of Holocene invertebrates, geologic cores, photographs, and associated data from South Florida, Bahamas Platform and the Caribbean. This is a valuable but currently under-utilized resource built by Dr Brian Glenister as part of the highly successful Amoco South Florida Seminar series (1964 – 1983).

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Investigators:
Robert G. Franciscus
Russell L. Ciochon, DEO, Anthropology
Nathan E. Holton, Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
Org Unit: College of  Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): Anthroplogy
Proposal Summary:

The field of biological anthropology is increasingly relying on computed tomography (CT) technology in many aspects of research. At the same time, very few biological anthropology programs across the country have the ability to formally train their undergraduate and graduate students in CT technology and its myriad applications to the study of human variation and evolution.

The goal of this project is to develop a training program in CT technology to be taught as units in two, existing upper-level undergraduate lab courses, Human Evolutionary Anatomy (113:169:001) and Human Osteology (113:190:001). This will be accomplished by establishing an Osirix Medical Imaging Software workstation designed for the navigation and visualization of two-dimensional and three-dimensional anatomy from CT scans as well as other imaging modalities (e.g., MRI). This workstation will serve as both core lecture and practical exam evaluation tools, and will also significantly enhance the research practicum opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate training commensurate with the skill sets at leading research institutions.

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Investigators:
Vincent Liu
Co-Investigators:
Theodore J. Alkousakis, M.D.
Joshua Wilson, M.D. 
Org Unit: Carver College of  Medicine
Department(s): Dermatology
Proposal Summary: What is the best method to teach basic dermatology or dermatopathology at an introductory level to medical students or residents? Computer based learning programs and computer based problem based learning have been applied to areas of medicine like rheumatology as well as radiology for an organized and analytical approach, to enhance the visual aspect of learning necessary. Given the technological advances and versatility of computer based learning tools the subject of skin pathology provides a ideal subject for new methods of learning.

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Investigators:

Principle Investigator: Jon Winet

Co-Investigators:

Jim Elmborg, School of Library & Information Science Associate Professor

Steve McGuire, School of Art & Art History | College of Education Art Education Associate Professor

Rachel Williams, School of Art & Art History | College of Education Art Education Associate Professor

Org Unit: College of  Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): School of Art & Art History Interemedia Area | Virtual Writing University Experimental Wing
Proposal Summary: The School of Art & Art History Area Intermedia Area and the Writing University Experimental Wing propose to create a year-long think tank to first investigate electronic social networking practices, and then develop a range of experimental uses with the goal of positively impacting instruction. 

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Article number: 
100572
Last updated: 
September 1, 2016