- The Academic Technology Roundtable will collaboratively research emerging and existing technology tools and plan for the implementation of academic technology for the UP community.
- Through the implementation of focused classroom technology projects, and the systematic analysis of student achievement, this group will investigate innovative teaching practice through the wise integration of technology.
The ATR Project included 13 individuals from the following departments:
- College of Arts and Sciences – Biology Program
- College of Arts and Sciences – Communication Studies Program
- College of Arts and Sciences – Mathematics Program
- Pamplin School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Nursing
The ATR Fellows 2011/2012 (click on the links to take you to the individual sites for 2011/2012)
- Eric J. Anctil
- Ellyn Lucas Arwood
- Elenda K. Bernard
- Terry Favero
- Courtney Fletcher
- Sally Hood
- Lindsay Kindler
- Gwynn Klobes
- Jennette Lovejoy
- September Nelson
- Peter Rooks
- Heidi Senior
- Aaron Wootton
|Academic Technology Fellows||Project Title||Academic Unit|
|Pete Rooks and Gwynn Cloves||The Use of Electronic Portfolios as Assessment and Communication ToolsAbstract: Currently, the Pamplin School of Business collects evidence towards program completion through a traditional paper-based portfolio system. Through Mahara (a collaboration and e-portfolio tool) and Moodle, students, faculty, advisors and program administrators will communicate regarding program completion requirements, which collecting and disseminating structure e-portfolios.||PSOB|
|Elena K. Bernard||Developing and Implementing an Inbound Marketing Strategy for an Organization with HubSpot Inbound Marketing PlatformAbstract: The new undergraduate digital marketing course scheduled to debut in Spring 2012 will focus on developing applied knowledge and skills in growing and effectively managing web presence for an organization. The course will include a project that will teach students how to develop and implement an inbound marketing strategy for an organization using HubSpot inbound marketing software. This project will not only teach students how to use one of the most popular technologies in online marketing but will also help them develop skills that can be easily transferred across organizations and industries.||PSOB|
|Terry Favero||Technology Enhanced Learning in the SciencesAbstract: Content rich science courses need to use technology to enhance both in-class and out of class learning experiences. My project involves introducing Just in Time Teaching and Video Research Projects that will create a more effective use of out of class and in-class time as well as permit students to demonstrate their learning in ways more consistent with 21rst century technology. I believe the outcomes of this proposal could have a ripple effect and impact many of our traditionally taught content driven science courses.||CAS|
|Aaron Wootton||Online Mathematics Instruction and AssessmentAbstract: WeBWorK is an open source online homework delivery system. It allows students to complete their homework over the web and receive instantaneous feedback as to the correctness of their responses. Over the last two years, the mathematics department has been using a version of WeBWorK integrated into the Moodle system. During that time it has become apparent that this version of WeBWorK is riddled with bugs and looses much of its functionality compared to its standalone counterpart. For these reasons, the math department is hoping to move its courses onto a standalone WeBWorK platform created and maintained by the University of Portland IT department.||CAS|
|Jennette Lovejoy and Courtney Fletcher||Learning, Engagement and Community Building with Digital Natives: A Mixed Method Examination of Online Academic DiscoursesAbstract: The 21rst centruy classroom-learning environment is evolving as digital natives enter universities at unprecedented rates. This project proposes to examine and address how students ath the University of Portland respond to the implementation and use of certain digital learning tools that promote more peer-to-peer interactions. Mainly, we propose to investigate the effect that the following three academic online discourse actions ahve on student perceptions learning, engagement, and community: a. the development and hosting of our own unique WordPress course sites that students will be asked to interact with/on, b. the development of class Facebook pages guided Moodle discussions and course wikis, and c. the implementation of our own iPad to encourage interaction between students and with professors via twitter, blogs, and virtual office hours.
|Heidi Senor||Digital Content in the Performing Arts: The Art of Deception: Theatrical Make-upAbstract: Partnering with Jill Hoddick of PFA, the library proposes a project to create a unit of digital content to support DRM 365 – Theatrical Makeup.Using CONTENT dm™ as a framework to present the material, the content would consist of units supporting varying aspects of the process of utilizing concepts of stage makeup. Units might include:
The final digital unit product would be available to students and other interested parties via the Digital Collections link on the library’s web site. Students in the class would be able to refer to this content to reinforce ideas presented in class. Based on the broad appeal of theater, we anticipate interest in the subject to be high enough to attract viewers beyond the theatrical makeup class.
|Eric Anctil||Inside the Millennial Teacher’s Toolbox:A Case Study of the Apple iPad as Innovative Teaching Tool in Elementary ClassroomsAbstract: In an effort to better understand how teachers adapt to emerging technology, this study will utilize a case-study design of four elementary-level teachers and their use of an iPad as instructional tool. Mobile technology has the power to transition occasional, supplemental use of computers for instruction into more frequent, integral use of technology across a multitude of educational settings. Emerging mobile technologies allow students and teachers ubiquitous, around-the-clock access to their educational materials, communication, and a wide array of resources to support learning. When a teacher uses an iPad as a teaching tool, how does it contribute to student learning?||SOE|
|Ellyn Lucas Arwood and Sally Hood||Competency-Based Portfolio Goes Green in the Diverse Learners ProgramAbstract: The purpose of this project is 1) to develop the necessary electronic platform (e-portfolio or b-portfolio) for the new portfolio expectations in the Diverse Learners Program endorsements; and 2) to develop the instructions as well as examples of the chosen electronic format for future endorsement candidates. Project faculty will recruit two candidates who have finished the endorsements to set up their work as either an e-portfolio or b-portfolio for future candidates to use as models. This grant will fund the time of the recruited candidates to work with the faculty over the summer of 2011.||SOE|
|Lindsay Kindler||Implementation of a Web-Based Virtual Community to Enhance Learning in NursingAbstract: In response to the call for more engaging and learner-centered pedagogical approaches in nursing education, this project proposes to pilot the implementation of a web based virtual community. This virtual community consists of unfolding cases, covering a variety of health and psychological issues. Students intereact with characters through text, videos and health records.
|September Nelson||Development of an Web-based Learning Resource Center for the School of NursingAbstract: Nursing curriculum includes a mix of didactic and psychomotor, skill based learning. Skill based learning is introduced and supported by the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Currently, information and resources offered by the LRC are posted on Moodle resulting in fragmented access to resources. In order to meet the growing needs of technologically savvy students, the development of a centralized electronic resource site is proposed. This site will provide a single source for students to obtain electronic resources related to nursing skills taught through the LRC. Video podcast demonstration of skills will also be created and linked through this site. The availability of electronic resources should improve the student’s preparation for laboratory learning as well as improve outcomes of skill based performance assessments.||SON|
|Note: Two additional projects from the School of Engineering will be included this fall.|