For the 2016-2017 cohort of Faculty Grant awardees, there were 2 chosen individual faculty members and 4 collaborative groups of 2. The projects were diverse in terms of pedagogy and technology integration ranging from flipped classroom (video) integration to the use of student mobile devices as a students response system. Their projects surround emerging trends in technology, as well as the University’s strategic goals. Faculty project proposals were centered around the following themes:
- Integration of mobile devices and mobile learning tools in the classroom.
- International exposure/collaboration through the use of technology (for example, integration of video conferencing and collaborative projects).
- Development and usage of video or other media (by faculty and students) to promote learning.
- Use of a combination of social networking tools (blogs, Twitter, Facebook…) to enhance student learning/awareness of curriculum-based issues/concerns.
- Transformation of traditional face to face courses to “Hybrid”, “Flipped” or “Fully Online” courses.
- Usage of other technologies to enhance traditional courses and augment student learning.