INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING GRANT AWARD
‘The Instructional Technology in Teaching and Learning (ITTL) grant will award funds to full and part time faculty, staff, and administrators to fuel innovative use of instructional technology at TCC. The ITTL Committee encourages all full and part time faculty, staff, and administrators with progressive and practical ideas for the use of educational technology to submit a grant application.’
The use of a computer, wireless digital tablet, Bluetooth headset, synchronous web conferencing software, and projector can further the instruction of any class (lectured based or online). A faculty member can replace a physical whiteboard with WebEx software. The computer and synchronous web conferencing software (WebEx) enables the recording of class lectures 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. This technological process can be employed by faculty to increase the understanding and retention of course subject matter.
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.