2007 Stipend Recipients

Every year the Department of Information Technologies awards IT Faculty Technology Stipends to UMaine faculty. These stipends are to compensate for the extra time and effort needed for faculty members to develop technology-based resources for their courses. Between 12-15 awards are made annually. The stipends range from $1,000 to $1,250 each.

The winners of the 2007 IT Faculty Technology Stipends are listed below. The projects were presented at the 2007 Faculty Technology Fair on October 12, 2007.

Sue Hunter, Associate Provost
Technology in Teaching and Learning
John Gregory, Information Technologies
Welcome & campus technology updates.
Mary Ellen Camire,
Food Science
developed a WebCT site that teaches students to analyze medical research data with Systat.
Laura Lindenfeld,
has developed an online film encyclopedia, a digital film library, and WebCT sites, that provide video resources for two film and media courses allowing students to prepare for their essays and term papers.
David Barrett,
Business School
uses Bluetooth wireless tablet technology in the classroom to unchain himself from the center podium, as well as to provide a permanent record of classroom notes that can be downloaded from the course First Class folder.
Mary E. Davis,
Economics & Policy
used WebCT, to provide access to online interactive material and to streamline the core course offerings in the newly formed School of Economics.
Nancy Fishwick,
designed an interactive time line of milestones in the field of family theories. The time line will provide links to photographs, music, film clips, or written material.
Tina Passman,
Modern Languages
created an online course for DIS200; making the course available to distance learners, while maintaining the unique and pioneering vision of its creators.
William Livingston,
Forest Resources
uses video technology to present pre-recorded lectures online in order to use class time exclusively for discussion and student participation.
Kimberly Huisman,
integrated WebCT technology with traditional classroom learning by adding web-based resources, streaming video, and requiring online small group discussion.
Madelon Kohler-Busch,
Modern Languages
is using a digital voice recorder to record learning materials that are otherwise not accessible to visually impaired students.
Eisso Atzema,
developed a mathematics homework library on WebWork, the open-source electronic homework system, that is specifically tailored for students at the University of Maine. VIDEO
David Hiebeler,
created a virtual world of bugs using a simulating program. Students will program the virtual bugs to seek food in the virtual environment—a great way to master math!
Michael Grillo,
started a digital database of 60,000 art slides for the Department of Art, in order to preserve the slides while providing access to students. VIDEO


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