FY05 Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

In 2004, (18) proposals were submitted to the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards.  The Academic Technology Advisory Council awarded a total of $100,750 for the following (7) proposals.

Proposal Title Investigators Org Unit Department Award
Pictures and Pedagogy: Digital Technology for the Study of a Unique University Art Collection Dorothy Johnson College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Art & Art History $10,500
Multimedia Content Management at the University of Iowa Libraries Keith Stroyan College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Mathematics $24,000
Digitizing 35mm slides for introductory Geoscience courses Richard G. Baker College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Geoscience $12,000
ObjectMover Authoring Tool for Foreign Language Learning

James P. Pusack

Sue K. Otto

College of Liberal Arts & Science

German

Language Media Center

$10,000
A computer lab that is also a super-computing cluster for students

Claudio Margulis

Jeffrey Miller

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Chemistry $29,500
An Online Virtual Library as an Emergency Department Bedside Teaching Adjunct and Learning Resource
Christopher Russi
Hans House
Pooneh Hendi
College of Medicine Emergency Medicine $4,750
Information Retrieval for Business online course

J. David Martin

Laura Leavitt

University of Iowa Libraries

College of Business

  $10,000
      TOTAL: $100,750

 

Investigators: Dorothy Johnson
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department(s): Art & Art History
Proposal Summary: For the past sixty-five years the School of Art and Art History has collected thousands of artworks created by artists attending the School's graduate studio programs. We propose to make this extraordinary, innovative and educational resource available for instruction through a web application that combines the relevant data describing the works along with digital images of the objects in the collection. 

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Investigators: Keith Stroyan
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department(s): Mathematics
Proposal Summary: We propose to develop a web site to support a full spectrum of multivariable or vector calculus courses.

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Investigators:
Richard Baker
E.A. Bettis III
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): Geoscience
Proposal Summary: Geoscience for undergraduates is a visual science. Emeritus Professor Keene Swett and I (Dick Baker) have taught for a combined 70+ years in the Department. We have traveled extensively and taken over 3000 slides of geological features, many in national parks, where geological features are often exceptionally well displayed. Our slide collection greatly exceeds, both in quality and quantity, the entire collection of the department. I have searched the internet for comparable geological pictures to use, and there are almost none to be had. This project involves scanning the slides from our two collections so that others may use them. We will make them available to the department on CDs, and the professors and the TAs of our undergraduate courses may use them as needed. We also wish to make them widely available by putting them on a web site on the internet. They will eventually be housed in the Geoscience Repository, which also houses the Calvin Collection of historical photographs that is also available on the Geoscience website. 

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Investigators:
James P. Pusack
Sue Otto
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department(s):

German

Language Media Center

Proposal Summary:

Instructional technology and multimedia have recently emerged as a vital component of language teaching and learning. To put it most succinctly: some texts are too hard, so traditional tasks based on them are too difficult. Familiar course management systems (CMS's) such as Blackboard and WebCT offer only a partial solution. Because the interaction types implemented in such systems severely limit the creativity of instructors, complex content areas and fascinating web sites frequently evanesce into a vapid series of true/false or multiple-choice questions. 

We propose to create a flexible authoring tool, ObjectMover. This tool will allow instructors to create visually stimulating interactions that learners can use to capture essential components of a web-based text or a streaming video. 

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Investigators:
Claudio Margulis
Jeffrey Miller
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department(s): Chemistry
Proposal Summary: We intend to develop a functional cluster out of a lab of computer to harness off-use idle cycle time by using a novel approach. Specifically, the intent is to use VMware to provide Microsoft applications for chemistry students over a Linux base Operating System. At the same time we wish to develop a computational cluster in order to expose our undergraduate students to software that is not currently available for student use at the University of Iowa.

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Investigators:
Christopher Russi
Hans House
Pooneh Hendi
Org Unit: Carver College of Medicine 
Department(s): Emergency Medicine
Proposal Summary: The project’s main objectives are twofold. First, to develop an educational adjunct for bedside teaching and patient care in the emergency department, and second, to construct an educational library repository to store lectures, medical literature and streamed video of visiting professors and procedural skills necessary for emergency medicine.

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Investigators: J. David Martin, Laura Leavitt
Org Unit:

University of Iowa Libraries, College of Business

Proposal Summary:

We would like to create an online version of a currently enrolled class. 

 

For the last 6 years, librarians in the Pomerantz Business Library have taught a 1 hour for credit course in the College of Business. It is 6B:050, Information Retrieval for Business. In the course, we explore the various online (and some print) resources that are currently being used for business and economics research. Various online databases (for example, Factiva, MergentOnline, ABI/Inform, National Trade Data Bank, Lexis/Nexis) are demonstrated in class. We believe an online course would allow us to enroll more students in the course and thus increase the number of undergraduate business students who are competent with using the major business/economics databases.

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Article number: 
100844
Last updated: 
September 1, 2016