Digital Fellows Faculty Institute Summer 2018

A Faculty Institute on Digital Strategies for Student Success

The 2017-18 Digital Fellows are a group of faculty from across the college that researched and piloted digital interventions in their courses. At this Summer Institute these faculty will share their interventions, experiences, outcomes and lessons learned. Participants will have the opportunity to explore digital strategies for use in their own courses and engage in discussion with other faculty about innovative ways to engage students in the classroom and online

“A growing body of evidence is demonstrating that technologies, when used effectively by faculty and student advisors, can personalize learning at unprecedented scale potentially enabling all students – not just those who are able to attend the most elite, expensive colleges – to get the best and most effective education at a reasonable price.” Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Learning (https://postsecondary.gatesfoundation.org/areas-of-focus/innovation/digital-learning/)

Faculty pilot projects included:

  • Socrative
  • Quizalize
  • Google Suite
  • SoftChalk
  • Voicethread
  • Xodo PDF Reader
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Flippity
  • PlayPosit
  • WebAssign

All faculty members interested in applying technology to their courses are encouraged to apply. No technological expertise required.

Participants will:

  • Identify a concept, skill or area of your course giving students difficulty
  • Research available instructional technologies and/or digital applications
  • Review research on digital interventions that may address the identified problem
  • Identify an application of a specific digital intervention to address the problem

Date/Time/Place

Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22, 2018, 9am - Noon plus online work

Location: South Austin Campus, room 1130.

Compensation

20 Faculty will be chosen for this institute and will receive a $500 stipend following the Institute after attendance and assignment criteria have been met.

Faculty will participate in 20 hours of face-to-face and online activities (15 hours face to face, 5 hours online).

You can apply for Digital Fellows Faculty Institute at the following link: https://fs7.formsite.com/accids/form188/index.html

Applications are due no later than May 20, 2018 at 5 pm.

Applicants will be notified Tuesday, May 29, 2018 of their acceptance into the Faculty Institute.