Teaching with Technology grants announced

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The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET), in partnership with the Office of Research, is pleased to announce that Teaching with Technology (TwT) grants have been approved for 2018/2019. A call for proposals was conducted by the Office of Research and the approved projects chosen in collaboration with CTET.

Teaching with Technology (TwT) research projects provide an opportunity for core faculty, or associate faculty in partnership with core faculty, to work closely on educational technology research projects with CTET instructional designers. The theme of this year’s TwT program focused on RRU’s Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM), “Open” pedagogy, and Open Educational Resources (OER) with the overall goals of encouraging research and innovation in teaching practice(s) that support RRU’s LTRM.

Congratulations to the following TwT research teams:

Jo Axe (SET), Elizabeth Childs (SET), Irwin DeVries (SET) & Keith Webster (CTET)

  • Project: Student perceptions of open educational environments: Survey of current literature

Kathleen Manion (SHS), David Stevenson (CTET), Doug Kerr (PCS), Beth Cougler Blom (CTET) & Jason Keddie (CTET)

  • Project: Developing the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) in the Online Mode

Moira McDonald (STHM), Eric Bigrigg (CTET), Cathy Pretorius (CTET), & Tri Ningsih (CTET)

  • Project: Technology to enable excellence in notetaking and a customizable collaborative classroom experience - Microsoft OneNote Classroom

Geoff Bird (STHM), Ann-Kathrin McLean (STHM), Eric Bigrigg (CTET), Cathy Pretorius (CTET), & Tri Ningsih (CTET)

  • Project: Framing our narrative: A photo-voice project

Chaseten Remillard (SCC), Lauren Halcomb-Smith (CTET) & Keith Webster (CTET)

  • Project: ePortfolios: A literature review

Jen Walinga (SCC), Rebecca Wilson-Mah (STHM) & Gary Bartanus (CTET)

  • Project: Leveraging team based learning and technology to support online learning communities, in a community of practice (CoP) based, special topics course

Research teams will be exploring a range of educational technologies that can support innovative teaching, including: Moodle, Flipgrid, Padlet, Microsoft OneNote, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress and other ePortfolio and website tools. In May 2019, a showcase event will be held to share the projects with the wider university community. We look forward to learning more about each project!

Interested in more ways of using technology for innovative teaching? Check out the Moodle to the Max Project to explore different Moodle tools that can support innovative teaching practice(s).