Educational Technology is offering a newly created program to support faculty technology use and innovation in the classroom. Through this new program, faculty can propose classroom technology pilot projects to be funded through Educational Technology. We encourage faculty to propose new projects that utilize existing or emerging technology as it supports your classroom instruction.
On approval, project leaders will receive funding for technology to support class objectives in teaching and learning. Faculty will also receive embedded technology support from Educational Technology staff for a 6 month time period. Faculty will be asked to fill out a short survey proposal detailing their project as well as the requested technology or devices.
Educational Technology funding focuses on technology that is used primarily in teaching and learning as part of class objectives such as instruction delivery, assessment, or other technology that could potentially support faculty instruction and student learning. Pilot funding does not include large technology purchases such as Smartboards, overhead projectors, class size deployments or infrastructure. All large technology or classroom hardware should be requested through the Technology Resource Center.
Types of Projects
The types of projects Ed Tech can accept do not include large classroom or campus-wide projects such as an entire active learning classroom, infrastructure or standard classroom configurations. Pilot projects can involve small class size teaching pilots that may include areas such as:
Moodle plugins or other Moodle related technology Ex: SCORM learning objects, Textbook digital accessories such as Quiz banks or other assessment tools
Mobile devices and apps for specialized class pedagogy: Ex: Chromebooks, iPads/Apps, Galaxy Notebooks/Apps for whiteboard mirroring
Small specialized technology devices: Ex: Quomo wireless projector, Livescribe, Doodler
Software or other Web 2.0 or Apps. Ex: Scrivener, Plickers
Specialized or innovative technology; Ex: Kinect, Reflector
Video and Reusable Learning Object creation: Ex: Camtasia, Captivate, Screencast for Flipped Classroom, other media presentation apps or software and streaming
Other emerging technologies or technology/ pedagogy as requested
If you have any questions regarding the new pilot project proposal, contact Lisa Jones or Anthony Basham for more information.