Judaic Studies

Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Hanson College/Department: CAH, History/Judaic Studies Course Number & Title: JST3424: Biblical Archaeology Description: Collaborated with a student team at FIEA to build a dynamic video game to discover and properly identify artifacts. Goals: increase student retention and satisfaction Impact: “This video game challenges students to correctly identify by approximate age and period of pottery by …

Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (UDOIT)

Project Lead: Jacob Bates, Karen Tinsley-Kim Contributors: Emily Sachs, Eric Colon, Fenel Joseph, Ian Turgeon, Joe Fauvel, John Raible, Kevin Baugh, Sean Hernandez, Kathleen Bastedo, Nancy Swenson Category: Achieving Impact Description:  Online courses are easier than ever to create, but faculty are often not aware of the accessibility issues their design decisions could introduce. the UDOIT tool (pronounced, …

Online Study Abroad

Project Lead: Wendy Howard Category: In Development Description:  The Online Abroad Initiative presents an innovative solution that dramatically expands student access to high-impact international experiences. By sending an online facilitator into the field with mobile web conferencing tools, this program allows students to actively participate in live study abroad activities from home or on campus. Impact:  Through …

Due Date Changer

Due Date Changer Project Lead: Matthew Emond Contributors: LS&T team, Shea Silverman, John Raible Category: Achieving Impact Description:  The Due Date Changer tool allows an instructor to quickly change a due date for multiple assignments all on the same page. Once accessing the tool, all items with a due date will display on the page. Impact:  After Hurricane …

Modern Languages

Instructor: Dr. Alla Kourova College/Department: CAH, Modern Languages Course Number & Title: RUS1121: Elementary Russian I Description:  Utilized digital repository created by the 2018 Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad in Russia to expose students to historical landmarks and cultural icons in a new blended format in online content, interactive widgets, and quizzes. Goals: increase students’ active learning using digital …

Physics

Instructor: Dr. Archana Dubey College/Department: COS, Physics Course Number & Title: PHY2053: College Physics I Description: Blended approach: OpenStax text online, active learning with problem sets in class, digital assessment with score clarification in the EPC with tutors. Goals: Decrease withdraw rate and increase successful passing rate Impact: “I have encouraged peer learning since students learn the best …

Integrated Business

Instructor: Dr. Frank Tamberelli College/Department: CBA, Integrated Business Course Number & Title: GEB4104: Small Business Development Description: Cengage e-text delivered through Realizeit’s personalized adaptive system. Goals: increase the course rigor, engagement, and completion rates Impact: “The student now has to show sufficient mastery of the materials associated with each learning outcome before being permitted to complete each chapter.” …

Chemistry

Instructor: Dr. Mohammed Daoudi College/Department: COS, Chemistry Course Number & Title: CHM2211: Organic Chemistry II Description: Used Realizeit adaptive system for pre-requisite knowledge at the beginning of the semester and then McGraw-Hill’s adaptive system for pre-class preparation so that students can engage in active learning in class. Goals: shift from the traditional, passive, instructor-centered lecture approach to a …