Fellowship projects are developed using a systematic model of design focused upon goals, objectives, and project assessment. Projects are collaboratively developed, leveraging the strengths of the faculty member, project coordinator, and other staff whose skills match the project needs.
Below is a list of instructional themes Fellowship projects have explored, as well as current trends in the field of instructional technology and learning.
- Incorporating the use of animations, simulations, 3-D modeling, and other visual media to demonstrate complex objects, movement, interactions, and processes;
- Using a classroom response system to gauge student preparedness, increase peer-to-peer collaborative learning, and provide instructors with immediate feedback;
- Incorporating the use of e-portfolios to capture and demonstrate student growth over the length of the course;
- Developing a series of supplemental audio, video, and multimedia tutorials that students may access online for 24/7 class preparation, review, or discussion;
- Preparing a series of online pre-tests to gauge student preparedness and prior learning so as to help guide classroom instruction. These have often been paired with online post-tests to determine the effectiveness of instruction;
- Utilizing blogs, wikis, synchronous chat services, web conferencing and asynchronous discussion boards to increase the depth and regularity of class discussion and collaboration;
- Creating short, response-directed video segments that demonstrate cause and effect behaviors.
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