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2013 Award Recipients

  Robert Streb, PT, PhD

Name:  Robert Streb
Department:  Physical Therapy
Project:“Flipping Orthopedic Physical Therapy 1”  

The DPT program is expanding and will be taught concurrently in two locations. This project will flip lecture material into video (echo 360/doceri). Content covered during video lectures will be supported by faculty via online discussion board question and tested with a series of online quizzes prior to faculty student in-class activities. Class activities will involve paper, photo, and video cases with student response system (clicker) questions. The clicker question format will facilitate integration of didactic material into clinical situations and will involve peer instruction by utilizing the think/vote/share concept with faculty facilitation and discussion.


Name:  Mark Aranoff and Richard Larson
Department:  Linguistics
Project:  “Anatomy of English Words and Sentences: Phase II”

LIN 110 is being offered for the first time in Spring 2013. With support from TLT, we have developed three innovative online apps, two of which are being successfully piloted this semester.
For Spring 2014, we plan to expand the course to include syntactic analysis of sentences. We have developed the app for this purpose, but we need to incorporate it into the course and expand the course to included syntax.  We plan to record short videos of the author of the syntax textbook, Noel Burton-Roberts. We will invite him to visit Stony Brook for one week in Fall 2013.


Name:  Lisa M. Muratori
Department:  Physical Therapy
Project:  “Motor Learning (MCML) and Control EBook and Itunes U Course”

MCML is the first hybrid course in Physical Therapy. Our department has expanded to a second DPT class at the Southampton Campus. My goal is to ensure the highest degree of consistency between campuses for my course. As all students are required to have an iPad, I would like to create a unitary course on iTunes U - lectures, videos, labwork, apps - so that there is greater cohesion of material. In addition, I would like to create an eBook using iBook Author with course material, app links and polling imbedded in the book to assess learning and mediate progression. 


Name:  Margaret Schedel
Department:  cDACT
Project:  “MOOC’ing in CDT 208” 

I would like to "flip" the classroom for ART208. I think the students would benefit from watching lectures online and having more time for discussion in class. I also think that short videos about how to do tasks in Photoshop, Logic, Dreamweaver, and Processing would enhance learning because they could refer back to the videos if they forgot how to perform the task. 


Name:Lilia Ruiz-Debbe
Department:  Hispanic Languages and Literature
Project:  “Pilot Spanish video chat:an innovative video experience to improve students communication” 

The Spanish Language Program serves 1200 students each year, with a pedagogical approach grounded in the communicative model focused on the four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Although our self-assessment demonstrates a high standard overall, oral proficiency represents a challenge for students and we seek better tools to help them gain confidence in speaking Spanish. Large class sizes, 30 students per class, and limited contact hours per week constitute significant obstacles. This "TALENT" grant will marshall new technologies through a “Pilot Spanish video chat” that will allow students to dialogue with native speakers in regular, real time encounters.


Name:Daniel Weymouth  
Department:  Music/cDACT
Project:  “Tabler Recording Studio (#1) Preparation and Implementation & Tabler Recording Studio (#2) Development of Experiential Curriculum and Training Materia” 

Last year cDACT and Music received support from TLT to create a Recording Studio in Tabler and we want to make it usable for students by this Fall.  In addition to having the studio, we seek to develop teaching materials to offer a new team-taught course in Studio Recording and Arranging; initial offering in Summer 2014. This course would have two aspects: practical—studio acoustics; microphone use; reverberation; mixing, filtering—and theoretical—arranging and musical styles.  We are especially interested in the preparation of hands-on demonstrations and exercises that could be “transportable” to other audio-technology courses, and developing training material for “studio monitors,” who would supervise and help with future student use of the studio.


Name: John Fleagle
Department:  Anatomical Sciences
Project:  “Mapping the Primate Head: using Iodine-Enhanced X-ray Techniques to Generate a3-D Atlas for learning Soft Tissue Anatomy”

Unravelling the anatomical complexity of the primate head is a particular challenge to students. To aid their education we propose to generate a 3-D atlas of this anatomy, which can be digitally manipulated for visualizing anatomical structures from all perspectives with relevant labels. Project evaluations will take place through student surveys, comparison of performance between prior and current classes, and response from the education community via publication.


Name:  Roman P. Dejesus
Department:  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Project:  “Flipping the Remote in Ocean Chemistry”

This fall, class meetings will alternate between being led locally (SBU) and remotely (Southampton), potentially creating a disconnect between students and instructor. Offering a blended MAR 351 format with dynamic media may offer an innovative solution to address these two challenges by: 1) introducing challenging concepts to students before a class meeting, leaving additional classroom time for questions, providing deeper instruction, or problem solving; 2) reducing alienation of video conference meetings as students become accustomed to the instructor presenting via video.A remote classroom flipped for student engagement. Offering a blended MAR 351 format with dynamic media may offer an innovative solution to address these two challenges

  Maria Milazzo, N.P., CPNP

Name: Linda Cimino & Maria Milazzo
Department: Department of Anesthesiology & The School of Nursing
Project:  “Simulation in Pediatric Nursing Techniques”

Envisioning a pre-clinical learning and student self-assessment venue, a pediatric skills-specific session was conceptualized. The services of the TLT Media Lab were requested to assist with creating a practical, user-friendly method to describe the session and evaluate learner’s self-confidence and the program’s usefulness. 


Name:  Ghanashayam Sharma and Christopher Pettey
Department:  Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Project:  “Using WIKI to Enhance Student Writing:Optimizing Potential and Addressing Challenges”  

This project will develop and offer workshops for faculty members in departments across campus, in partnership with the TLT, with the objective of helping faculty address the challenges of student privacy when using interactive applications for students to complete written assignments.  By additionally making available resources such as handouts, video demonstrations, and FAQs through the Writing Program's website, the project will also help faculty make their use of the applications pedagogically more productive, especially toward enhancing the quality of peer feedback among students and toward optimizing faculty time and effort for assessing student writing.

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