Below are the names and abstracts for the 2015/16 ATR Fellows
2015/16 ATR Fellows
This fall we welcomed a new set of innovators as part of the growing Academic Technology Roundtable family. We are happy to have the following as the 2015/16 ATR Fellows:
- Gwynn Klobes – School of Business
- Pamela Potter – School of Nursing
- Fr. Rutherford – Emeritus Professor of Theology
- Fr. Ron Wasowski – Environmental Science
- René Horcicka – Director, UP Salzburg Center
- Patricia A Thompson – School of Education
- Lora L. Looney – International Languages & Cultures
ATR Fellow: Gwynn Klobes
Department: School of Business
Title: Next Steps in the Project of Migrating Student’s Portfolio from Mahara to Professional Platform, LinkedIn
Dual Purpose: Helping Students Develop Their Professional Identity in a Professional Social Networking Platform and Assist Students in Answering the University Core Question “Who Am I?” Through Use of Video
“Video improves the learning experience as it is a useful form of personal feedback. Students are able to critique themselves when they produce videos showing themselves performing.” (Kaltura, 21)
ATR Fellow: Pamela Potter, DNSc, RN, CNS
Title: Introduction to Integrative Health for Faculty
Abstract: The University of Portland School of Nursing (UP SON) articulates a philosophy of Integrative Health (IH). Generally, faculty demonstrates inconsistent knowledge of this movement in health care. In order to make informed decisions about curriculum, course content and teaching, faculty knowledge is essential. This project will design and implement an introductory course on Integrative Health for nursing faculty. The offering will be a hybrid of independent learning modules, utilizing technology to create opportunities for independent learning and asynchronous communication. Content will complement the introductory material taught to nursing graduate students so that faculty members would have a similar foundation.
Rev. Ronald J. Wasowski, C.S.C., Ph.D. – Environmental Science
Rev. H. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., Ph.D. – Professor Emeritus
Fr. Rutherford serves as director of the Initiative for Christian Antiquity in the Digital Age and as coordinator of the Pollentia effort.
Title: A Low-Cost True Multispectral Imaging Array: Undergraduate Course and Research Vegetation Analysis Projects
Abstract: To achieve low-cost true multispectral imaging for analysis of vegetation health and anomalies, we propose to design and assemble a small plywood platform comprising four imaging instruments and a small video display to acquire simultaneous natural color (COL), color infrared (CIR), and thermal infrared (TIR) still imagery, as well as COL video. This multispectral camera array (MCA) will be used for student projects in both classroom (ENV 384, 110) and research. A prototype with only CIR and TIR was successfully tested in July 2015 during flight in a light high-wing open-door aircraft. The faculty team and students will carry out analysis and interpretation jointly.
ATR Fellow: Dr. René Horcicka
Department: Studies Abroad, UP Salzburg Center
Title: Creative Bridges – Acquiring cultural content through the use of technology
Abstract: Students get introduced to cooperative projects of cultural heritage, creative industry and technology organisations, which aim to help regions and cities across Europe to benefit from their cultural heritage assets. Elements of the acquired knowledge should be creatively adopted by students for field work and in-class presentations.
ATR Fellow: Patricia A Thompson
Department: School of Education
Title: Initial Administrative License Practicum Outreach – How can we better serve IAL Practicum Candidates in the field?
Abstract: This proposal would include the acquisition and use of dedicated software technology (e.g. VoiceThread.org) to assist the Coordinator of Initial Administrative Licensure Programs (IAL) along with University Supervisor(s)s and any IAL course instructor for classes taught ‘online’ to provide more authentic and timely feedback relating to their practicum field experience, required portfolio assignments, et al. With the sudden increase of IAL candidates (from 15 candidates this past year to 32+ and growing in Fall 2105) we need to expand our capability to increase our ‘personal outreach’ through video, audio, text etc. to minimize isolation and maximize our support with our candidates throughout the year.
ATR Fellow: Lora L. Looney, Ph.D
Department: International Languages & Cultures
Title: Digital humanities – Teach the role of the juvenile protagonist in Spanish Civil War and Post-War fiction and film (1942-present) to undergraduates at UP and nationwide
Abstract: My vision is an interactive website to engage students in the scholarly work of analyzing those literary and cinematic representations of Spain’s Civil War and Dictatorship that feature a juvenile protagonist in order to theorize about why this phenomenon occurs in Spain. Website content (in Spanish and English) will include: film clips and reviews; brief video lectures by me on theoretical approaches; classroom lessons and assignments; literary and film interpretation guides; working bibliography of primary and secondary sources; forums for discussion; interviews with living authors and filmmakers via YouTube or interviews I conduct.