The Faculty First Program supports the UTK faculty's effective
uses of technology in teaching. This is accomplished by forming a long-term
partnership between a faculty member and OIT to reshape an existing course or
course component. A faculty member provides the content and serves as a subject matter
expert, and OIT staff implement the instructional development incorporating the appropriate technology into the course. The OIT assistance may include
instructional design, web and multimedia development, video production, and
The next call for proposals will be posted in Fall 2014.
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The aim of the Percussion Resource Center project is to create an online resource for the UT Percussion Studies Area which will revolutionize my curriculum and pedagogy through the use of technology. This project will create the necessary opportunity for students to have context surrounding the music they study. Academic readings, listenings, digital study materials, practice quizzes, and online exams will be integrated into a more traditional music performance education, allowing students to understand the history of our craft and to then imagine how their future could unfold, utilizing this context.
This project will use Adobe Captivate software to create a single, web based, interactive resource that will encompass virtually every aspect of the instructional content of Math 115 Introduction to statistical reasoning. This learning module will allow students to approach the course material from different perspectives; by chapter, by concept and by question type. After answering a few questions regarding what the student wants to learn more about they will be guided to any number of learning tools. The module will include multi-media explanations of concepts and formulas with example problems, problems for self-testing, calculator demonstrations, correct symbol pronunciations and more.
RCS 341 Consumers in the Marketplace has been taught every semester with a large number of students in each class. There has been a need to offer a summer class; however, the class time starting at 8am every morning has hindered many students to take the summer class because of their summer planning such as internship and work experience. The online course will provide time and place flexibility for students from majors in our department and other majors across the university. Consumer behavior is a fundamental concept students must learn in order to better serve their customers and clients in different disciplines including retailing, hospitality and tourism management, education, communication, and marketing. This online course will serve the need of students in these disciplines.
The purpose of this proposal is to obtain assistance in developing online modules for teaching a STEM-based sustainability curriculum unit in German to students in the second year German language program at UT and in an AP/IB German Language course in West High School (Knoxville).
The project for which we seek support involves the production of the 10 online instructional units that will build the core structure of the curriculum unit. The online instructional units will provide comprehensible, visually supported explanations of the STEM-based material in German along with 10 corresponding online vocabulary training modules.
The purpose of this proposal is the implementation of annotated reading modules for my Spanish 330 class (Textual Analysis). This system will have four elements: a series of pre-reading activities, a first copy of a literary text that will be annotated by the student, a second copy with the instructor’s glosses that will include hyperlinks and hypermedia as well questions to be answered by the student, and a metacognitive questionnaire. At the end of the semester the student will submit an electronic portfolio. with samples of the work. The reading and annotation modules offer a supportive reading environment and will provide data on the students’ reading habits and strategies on an individual basis. This information will be gathered through a series of surveys on their metacognitive awareness as well as their annotations.
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