ITaP supports faculty driven initiatives involving cutting-edge use of instructional technology.
This program targets the redesign of several key introductory courses where there is an opportunity to integrate a new comprehensive student-centered approach.
Our consultants in instructional design and technology are committed to assisting faculty with the integration of technology and active learning pedagogies that support the instructional approach of IMPACT.
As part of Purdue's New Synergies" plan the Instructional Development Center collaborates with the Distance Learning staff to redesign course content that is currently delivered in a classroom, allowing them to be offered via distance education tools. The development of additional undergraduate courses will increase access for current students and recruit new learners. New online graduate and professional degrees also will be offered as demand warrants their development. IDC staff offer one-on-one consulting and technical assistance to instructors who request our services. For more information about the Distance Learning possibilities, visit the website listed below.
The Instructional Development Center is currently partnered with the Krannert School of Management in the redesign of the International Masters in Management Executive MBA Program. IDC consultants work closely with faculty and staff to plan and develop online learning activities and instructional content for use in the program's new blended learning model. Our consultants also offer technology training and instructional support to IMM faculty to ensure a quality educational experience for students enrolled in the program.
Our work on Course Signals and in the field of analytics is only as strong as the research we are able to generate to prove their efficacy. ITaP staff members are active contributors to the literature base associated with the field of academic analytics, as well as the impact Course Signals can have on students enrolled at Purdue. An ever-growing list of citations, and links to articles where available, is available via the link below.
Assistant Professor of Technology Leadership and Innovation Regena Scott flipped her IT 230 course, allowing for the integration of competitive simulations and projects to enhance student learning.
Professor of Civil Engineering Larry Nies is utilizing Purdue's Kaltura streaming video service via Blackboard Learn to provide his lecture recordings to students outside of class to increase understanding of course materials.
Professor of Biological Sciences David Bridges is using BoilerCast to record his lectures and evening help sessions to allow students to review difficult portions of the material as many times as they need.
Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Alexander Francis is using audience-response technology in his classes to keep students engaged and to give flexibility in his instruction.
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Jennifer Richardson transformed a seminar for her graduate students on online course design into a focus group on Blackboard Learn.
Continuing Lecturer of Biological Sciences David Bos has been transforming his class into a more student-centered model by adding one technology tool at a time.
Nursing Professor Karen Yehle was hopeful when she heard last summer from her colleague, Professor Karen Chang, that Purdue was moving to Blackboard's latest course management system, Learn 9.1.
Instructors will need to begin using Blackboard Learn for their classes by January 2013, but like Lybrook, many are working on converting courses now and for the fall semester.
Health and kinesiology Professor Roseann Lyle attributes the increased communication in her course to the enhanced collaboration tools she's trying as part of the Blackboard Learn pilot.
Department of Nursing Assistant Professor Janet Thorlton says Blackboard Learn offers her multiple tools to convey complex content in her course materials and group assignments.
Department of Aviation Technology Professor John Young has redesigned his course for online delivery through Blackboard.
School of Engineering Instructor Mark Johnson has adopted clickers, along with an "active-learning" lecture style to ratchet up dialogue with and among his students.
Department of Agricultural Economics Professor Larry DeBoer has found that BoilerCast recordings provide another avenue for study that helps student learning.
Department of Agronomy Assistant Professor Lori Snyder is enthusiastic about how her Purdue crop science students are learning about agriculture by using engaging game and simulation technology.
Department of Agronomy Professor George Van Scoyoc is integrating technology in his courses to enhance the learning environment.
Director of Purdue's Spanish basic language instruction program Professor Maria Cooks is using Blackboard online assessments to help first-year Spanish students speak more fluently.
Department of Educational Studies Assistant Professor Emily Bouck is using web-based simulations to give preservice Special-Education teachers practice with classroom decisions.
Department of Educational Studies Assistant Professor Carrie Wachter Morris develops a "serious game" to aid school counselors with suicide prevention.
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