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$428,733 Awarded for Core Curriculum Technology Enhancement Grants
Six grants were awarded for enhancing core curriculum outcomes through technology and distance education, the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Information Technology (VPAPIT) announced. The awards funded by the Office of the Provost totaled $428,733. Instructional Technology Services (ITS), a department of Texas A&M Information Technology, will provide instructional design services and support to assist in developing high-quality courses using technology.
"Our faculty have many creative and innovative ideas for incorporating technology in their courses. What makes a difference is the high level of technical support the grants make possible so these proposals can be achieved," said Pierce Cantrell, VPAPIT.
Dynamic motion charts to visualize health trends, an online role-playing game where students interact with diverse worlds, an online tutoring tool for real-time student-consultant interactions, and online applets to enhance understanding of calculus principles are among the proposals funded.
"Instructional Technology Services is committed to providing instructional design expertise and instructional technology consulting to help ensure a quality learning experience for our students," said James Snell, ITS director.
A committee established by VPAPIT, in cooperation with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs, evaluated proposals and made recommendations to the Provost. The following courses and proposals received funding:
ARAB 489, FREN 201, 202, GERM 201, ITAL 201, JAPN 301, SPAN 201, 202; Proposal to Develop Core Curriculum Courses Enhanced with Technology; Francoise Vionnet-Bracher (CoPI) and Cheryl Schaile (CoPI); European & Classical Languages
ENDS 101; The Design Process; Rodney C. Hill (CoPI) and Jorge A. Vanegas (CoPI); Architecture
ENG 228; University Writing Center/English Department Core Curriculum Enhancement with Technology Proposal; Cecelia Hawkins (PI); English
HLTH 236; RFP to Develop Core Curriculum Courses Enhances with Technology; Susan Ward (PI), Amber Muenzenberger (CoPI) and Bruce Hanik (CoPI); Health & Kinesiology
INST 322; DREAM-IT: Proposal to Develop a Core Curriculum Multicultural Course Enhanced through Technology; Valerie Hill-Jackson (PI), Jeffrey Liew (CoPI) and Dianne Kraft (CoPI); Teaching, Learning, and Culture
MATH 142; Large Sections in Business Calculus: Interaction, Communication, and Personalization through Technology; Yvette Hester (PI), Jennifer Whitfield (CoPI) and Jill Zarestky (CoPI); Mathematics
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