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Digital Innovation Program at UAS - Digital Fellow Program

2019-2020 Digital Fellows Program

The deadline to apply for a 2019-2020 Digital Fellows Grant has passed. To view the application and evaluation criteria for developing a future application, please see the links below.

UAS Digital Faculty Fellows - 2018-2019

(2017-2018 Digital Fellows)

Four UAS Faculty have been chosen for the 2018-2019 Digital Faculty Fellow program.  

Brandon Chapman

Brandon will explore different technologies that will enable him to provide more detailed feedback for students in his distance delivered introductory Anthropology classes.  This will include the use of individualized video feedback on writing assignments.

Brandon Chapman

Ye Chen

Ye Chen plans to explore uses of teleprescence robots in online classes in the college of education. This allows her to invite distance students from rural location to remotely use technology such as 3-D printing available in Juneau's "Maker Space".

Ye Chen

Jill Dumesnil

Jill is incorporating short video lectures in her developmental and introductory math classes.  AS she "flips" her classroom she is seeking to create videos that are both engaging and instructional.

Jill Dumesnil

Susie Feero

Susie Feero will work with other faculty to investigate various closed captioning services and will assess them on time needed, accuracy and cost. 

Susie Feero

Robin Gilcrist

Robin teaches in the Construction Technology program at UAS. She is purchasing a Mac computer in order to be able to fully include Mac users in her AutoCAD class.

Robin Gilcrist

Background

In June 2017, the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) launched the one-year ACAO Digital Fellows Project and selected 32 Chief Academic Officers (CAOs).  This fellowship program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was designed to provide CAOs the critical information, resources, and support they need to help their faculty members understand and adopt high quality digital courseware.   The goal of the program is to research and apply digital products, strategies, and/or resources to improve student learning outcomes to increase student success and completion. The program has been extended and is open to all UAS faculty and adjuncts.

“A growing body of evidence is demonstrating that technologies, when used effectively by faculty and student advisors, can personalize learning at unprecedented scale potentially enabling all students – not just those who are able to attend the most elite, expensive colleges – to get the best and most effective education at a reasonable price.” (Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Digital Innovation Program at UAS 

The Digital Innovation Program at UAS is designed to promote digital innovative pedagogy and strategies that will lay the foundation and provide direction for integration into curricular practices. The Digital Fellows program is only one component of the Digital Innovation Program and includes the work being conducted by CELT and the new interactive learning classroom in the Egan Classroom wing.

Digital Fellows Program Overview

Activities

Digital Fellows will:

  • Research and select a digital product, strategy, or tool/resource to pilot in a developmental, GER, or other core course in which students often struggle.
    • Examples of digital courseware include Open Educational Resources (OER), adaptive learning, games/simulations, publisher portals, video/animation, screencasts/podcasts, interactive presentations, virtual and augmented reality, etcetera.
  • Attend regular project meetings to report progress.
  • Create a project write-up that will be included in an open-access archive.
 
 

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