2008 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 2008 IT Faculty Technology Stipends are listed below. The projects were presented at the 2008 Faculty Technology Fair on October 9, 2008.

John Gregory, Executive Director of IT
Welcome & campus technology updates.
Stuart Marrs, Associate Provost
Technology in Teaching and Learning
Jen Tyne, Math
utilized a tablet PC for online and live lecture courses to enhance lecture and to create instructional videos with online delivery to students.
Christopher Gerbi, Earth Sciences
collected a series of videos and photographs from geologic sites of interest in Maine and Ontario to serve two purposes: (1) for short virtual field trips, and (2) to provide visual material and questions for students to consider prior to coming to class.
V. Constanza Ocampo-Raeder, Anthropology
is granting her students more complete access to the cultures they study by using 3D images combined with embedded audio, video and textual resources to create “Ethno-Pods” (anthropological seeds from various locations and cultures).
Owen Smith, Art / New Media
conceptualized, designed and built two interactive class web sites in support of IMD 500 (Creative Concept Development) and IMD 501 (Histories and Theories of Intermedia). These sites extended the concept of a blog to include class discussion functionalities and archiving of historic materials.
Gisela Hoecherl-Alden, Modern Languages
is using a Wacom tablet and access to digital notes to better teach her intermediate and advanced students to read, write, speak and hear German in increasingly complex situations. Our apologies to Gisela -- the first half of her presentation was not recorded due to technical difficulties.
Edward Brazee, Education
is using a microphone and video camera to give his graduate level education students chances to video-conference with top experts in the field.
Karen Linehan, Art
acquired the technology and the training necessary to keep pace with the increasing digitization of the visual resources for her Art History courses.
Owen Logue, Education
is widening his students’ access to relevant information through the use of online content and video conferencing with professionals, as well as online class discussions.
Ngo-Vinh Long, History
is using his stipend to help with some of the costs of his massive undertaking to speak to the women of Vietnam who were involved with the revolutionary and social movements in their country since 1945. he is recording interviews and processing video to both capture their stories for posterity and to give his students first hand accounts of their personal contributions to history.
Regina Murphy, Nursing
undertook the task to develop NUR 303 as an online course. The class is a prerequisite course in the Baccalaureate of Nursing degree and also applicable in several other curriculums. Presentation of this class online will assist students throughout the state in meeting the requirements for university education, while allowing them to study at home and also reducing the use of fossil fuels in commuting to the university campus.


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