FY07 Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

In 2006, (19) proposals were submitted to the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards.  The Academic Technology Advisory Council awarded a total of $72,800 for the following (4) proposals.

Proposal Title Investigator(s) Org Unit Department Award
Using Personal Response Systems to Improve Learning Outcomes in Large Lecture Courses

PI: Beth Ingram

Co-PI: Ken Brown

College of Business

  • Economics
  • Management and Organizations
$19,350
Developing a Curriculum for Statistical Analysis of Spatiotemporal Data Using Cyberinfrastructure

PI: Mary Kathryn Cowles

Co-Investigators: 

  • Marc Armstrong, Professor and DEO, Dept of Geography (CLAS); CLAS Interim Associate Dean for Research
  • Brian Smith, Assistant Professor
  • Shaowen Wang, Research Scientist, Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Jun Yan, Assistant Professor
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College of Public Health
  • ITS
  • Geography
  • Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Academic Technologies
$26,000
The Atlas of Early Printing: An Electronic Presentation of Historical Information

PI: Gregory J. Prickman

Libraries Special Collections $9,950
Online, Self-Paced, Practice-Focused Engineering Programming

PI: Geb Thomas

Co-investigators:  

  • Joe Reinhardt, Professor
  • John Robinson, Professor
  • Terry Braun
College of Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
$17,500
      TOTAL: $72,80

 

Investigators:
  • PI: Beth Ingram
  • Co-PI: Ken Brown
Org Unit: College of Business
Department(s):
  • Economics
  • Management and Organizations
Proposal Summary: Several core courses in the College of Business are taught in a large-lecture format. Given this format, the instructor always faces issues in encouraging students to attend lecture and to be attentive once they are there. Our goal is to use the personal response system in two courses in the spring, 6E:071 Statistics for Strategy Problems and 6J:048 Introduction to Management. We envision that the successful use of the technology in these two courses will encourage other lecturers to incorporate their use into other large-lecture courses.

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Investigators:

PI: Mary Kathryn Cowles

Co-Investigators: 

  • Marc Armstrong, Professor and DEO, Dept of Geography (CLAS); CLAS Interim Associate Dean for Research
  • Brian Smith, Assistant Professor
  • Shaowen Wang, Research Scientist, Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Jun Yan, Assistant Professor
Org Unit:
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College of Public Health
  • ITS
Department(s):
  • Geography
  • Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Academic Technologies
Proposal Summary:

The PI and co-PIs on this proposal have collaborated since 2004 to produce a TeraGrid GIScience Gateway for geographic information science, called GISolve. GISolve provides a web interface through which a user may upload a dataset, select an appropriate analysis method, specify any needed parameters, and access TeraGrid computing resources to carry out the analysis and deliver the results.

In this project, we will use GISolve to develop several portlets that encapsulate spatial statistics methods.

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Investigators: Gregory J. Prickman
Org Unit: University Libraries
Department(s): Special Collection
Proposal Summary: This project will create an electronic atlas depicting the spread of printing throughout Europe in the first fifty years following the invention of the printing press (1450-1501). The atlas will be viewable online through an easy-to-use website that will show a user the towns where printing had been established in each year of the fifty-year period, while displaying information regarding the first printer and the first book printed in each town. These maps will be transformed into a more detailed atlas when images are simultaneously displayed containing other cultural factors locations of paper mills, universities, and monasteries; common trading routes, market towns, and transportation networks; and political conflicts creating a customizable view of historical information. The goal of the project is to produce a streamlined, user-friendly, web-based resource that depicts these complex relationships in a manner that makes the subject matter and time period accessible to undergraduates. The Atlas of Early Printing will also establish a model for the visual display of cultural events that can be replicated for other historical time periods and topics.

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Investigators:

PI: Geb Thomas

Co-investigators:  

  • Joe Reinhardt, Professor
  • John Robinson, Professor
  • Terry Braun
Org Unit: College of Engineering
Department(s):
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
Proposal Summary: Engineering Problem Solving II (59:006) is a large-lecture format, mandatory course in the College of Engineering typically taken by approximately 300 2nd-semester engineering students. We would like to make this course an interesting, stimulating and innovative educational experience by changing the manner in which it is taught. Fundamentally, we think that by making this an online course, students will be able to experiment with new programming techniques immediately after the ideas are presented, rather than waiting between the time the idea is introduced in lecture and the time they can try the idea out in the computer lab.

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Article number: 
100842
Last updated: 
September 1, 2016