Teaching with Technology Awards 2016

The Teaching with Technology Awards recognizes instructors whose courses have been nominated by students, faculty and staff for the most effective use of technology in advancing teaching and learning goals. The award is co-sponsored by CIS and the Dean of the College, in collaboration with the University Library, and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.

This year’s recipients are:

Model Course Award
Carlos Aizenman
NEUR 1020: Principles of Neurobiology
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Model Course Award
Lynn Carlson
GEOL 1320: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Applications
Geographic Information Systems Manager/Project Facilitator

Showcase Award
Theodore Bogosian
HMAN 1971S: Introduction to iPhone/iPad Moviemaking Using 3-D and 4K Comparisons
Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice in Humanities

Showcase Award
Timothy Riker
SIGN 0200 and SIGN 0400: American Sign Language I, II, and IV
Visiting Lecturer in Language Studies

The Model Course Award, recognizes instructors who integrate technology into their course in ways that engage students and enhance student learning. The exemplary use of technology by these instructors demonstrate the benefits of mindfully adopting technology to further the classroom experience.

The second award, the Showcase Award, is presented to instructors who transform the student learning experience by pushing the limits of teaching with technology. These instructors recognize the benefits of experiential course design and adopt innovative technologies to create learning opportunities through adaptive teaching.


2014 TWTA Winner John Tyler

Instructor: Professor John Tyler
Course: EDUC 2350 Economics of Education

Description: Introduces students to the main economic theories and related applied work that inform education policy analysis. In so doing, the course combines economic theory, econometric studies, and education and institutional literature in an examination of current issues in U.S. education, particularly those issues that are most relevant to urban education. The course begins with examinations of key concepts and theories from microeconomics, labor economics, and public economics that are most relevant for studying questions in education. After laying this theoretical foundation the course then examines how these theories can illuminate and aid policy analysis around key topics in U.S. education.

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2014 TWTA Winner Allan Francis Bower, Jennifer Franck, and Kyung-Suk Kim

Instructors: Professors Allan Francis Bower, Jennifer Franck, and Kyung-Suk Kim
Course: ENGN 0040 Dynamics and Vibrations

Description: [ENGN 0040] has three main goals (1) to help students learn some basic physics; (2) to help students learn how to use math and science to solve technical design problems and (3) to help students learn how to communicate technical information. IT helps us to (1) to communicate physics in new ways; (2) show how technology is used in design and (3) help students become familiar with some of the emerging approaches to technical communication.

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