FACULTY INNOVATOR GRANT AWARD
‘The Faculty Innovator Grant (FIG) program encourages Old Dominion University faculty to explore the use of technology in teaching and learning issues that are targets for improvement and innovation.’
The use of a laptop, wireless digital tablet, bluetooth headset, and projector can further the instruction of any class. A facilitator may replace a physical whiteboard with digital notes and SmartTechnologies software. The laptop enables the recording of the lecture and simultaneous online instruction. The wireless digital tablet allows for transferable and hands-on student participation. The digital notes permit expanded demonstration of subject material. Further, a bluetooth signal booster can be used to eliminate physical classroom limitations. This technological process may be employed by any facilitator in any classroom with projection capabilities and increases the retention of student understanding.
This project trained faculty in Spring 2011 in employing the technological process described above. The authors of this grant proposal, Peter Shaw and Ian Taylor, have created this online-based Professional Development course called COVE: Classroom and Virtual Office Environment using lecture videos and in-classroom training.