The Information Technology in Education Committee (ITEC) announces two programs for the spring semester:
WHERE'S THE CLASSROOM?
A Discussion Group to Experience and Evaluate Digital Courses
We invite members of the Trinity community to participate in this discussion group on digital courses and their implications for residential liberal arts colleges such as Trinity. Our definition of digital courses includes non-credit MOOCs (massive open online courses) as well as credit-bearing distance-learning (all online) and blended learning (a mix of in-person and online). While we do not necessarily endorse any of these models for Trinity, our interest in learning more was sparked by recent announcements from Wesleyan, Wellesley, and other liberal arts colleges. To enrich this discussion group, all participants must experience learning in a digital course from the student’s perspective by auditing/enrolling and completing some online lessons, then report back to the group with their evaluations. All Trinity community members (including staff and students) are welcome to participate, and up to 10 faculty members are eligible to receive a $200 stipend.
Apply by Friday, February 1st
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ITEC COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
With funding from the Dean of Faculty, Information Technology Services, and the Center for Teaching & Learning, ITEC will award several grants of up to $1,000 each for Trinity faculty to enhance student learning with technology during the 2013-4 academic year. Our objective is to encourage the thoughtful use of technology to expand liberal arts learning beyond course timeslots and classroom walls.
Apply by Thursday, May 16th
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on behalf of ITEC faculty members: co-chairs Jack Dougherty (Educational Studies) and Jim Trostle (Anthropology), Janet Chang (Psychology), Lin Cheng (Engineering), Eric Galm (Music), Alden Gordon (Art History), Madalene Spezialetti (Computer Science)