2016 Call for Participation for the Willoughby Institute for Teaching with Technology

Please send proposals to Pat Pehlman by Friday, April 15th, 2016

The Summer Institute will be held August 15th—19th.

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The Willoughby Fellows Program in Teaching with Technology is a yearlong opportunity for Dickinson faculty to develop effective, media-rich courses. The program provides training and support to help faculty design and deliver courses that use technology to engage students in active learning. Fellows will learn about new modes of visualizing information and genres of scholarly communication, as well as pedagogical models for using new media in the classroom. A cohort of fellows will be selected with representation from Divisions I, II, and III, and will receive a stipend for their participation.   The deadline for proposals is 5pm Friday, April 15th.

The Program supports the development of courses to be taught in either Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. Fellows will participate in a five-day Summer Institute (August 15-19) focusing on new media and modes of scholarly communication, from blogs and wikis to podcasts and GIS.  Each fellow will be assisted by an LIS course liaison who will coordinate technical and pedagogical support and access to resources throughout the program.

Applicants must submit a one page description of a specific course they plan to teach in the 2016—2017 academic year. Student use of new media must be part of required course work. The proposal should describe the learning objectives of the course along with a statement about how technology is expected to realize the objectives.  Technological proficiency is not a requirement. Applicants must be available to attend the Summer Institute (August 15-19).