2010 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 2010 IT Faculty Technology Stipends are listed below. The projects were presented at the 2010 Faculty Technology Fair on October 5, 2010.

John Gregory, Executive Director of IT
Discusses the current state and the future of the IT Department.
Charlie Slavin, Dean of the Honors College
Reflects on technology's role in the classroom.
Jennifer Tyne, Mathematics
is creating online instructional videos for students to watch prior to her Calculus course, MAT 126. Along with in-class iClicker use, animations, and applets, she hopes these pre-lecture videos will improve course quality.
Sandy Caron, Human Development
is producing a series of video interviews to be streamed for her online Human Sexuality course, CHF 351. These student interviews will touch on an assortment of important topics in sexual health.
Brian Doore, Education
is integrating the Apple iPad into his online Educational Statistics course, EDS 521. He is using the touch screen technology to provide more visual instruction and feedback to his students.
Anthony Halog, Forest Resources
Coming Soon
is building a WebCT course for Life Cycle Assessment, preparing students for green job opportunities. The course will provide access to recorded lectures, exams, and important software packages.
Samuel Hanes, Anthropology
is designing a series of virtual field trips for his Geography of Maine course. The field trips, which include location-specific photos and videos, will be used to augment traditional lectures and PowerPoints.
Jane Smith, Modern Languages
is introducing digital writing pads and Flip video cameras into her German course. These tools are intended to encourage repeated performance that may be analyzed by the students and their peers.
Aaron Hoshide, Economics
is recording interviews with food experts for his online World, Food, Population, and the Environment course, ECO 190. His exploration of different firms and entities helps students understand the complexities of the world food system.
Adrienne Kearney, Economics
is enhancing her Economics classroom with a twin-projector setup and a portable writing tablet. She hopes to show a great variety of content to her students using two displays while being mobile in the classroom.
Mary Plymale, English
is converting her Engineering Ethics course, CIE 410, into an online offering based on WebCT and FirstClass. The WebCT portion of the course will contain content to replace lectures while the FirstClass conference will be used for student discussions and questions.
Deborah Rogers, English
is preparing to teach undergraduate and graduate students about Zotero, an online tool for managing sources. In addition, she is expanding her American Short Fiction course, ENG 245, to include more technology.
Mary Camire, Food Science
is converting her graduate Food Science course, FSN 501, into an online offering. As she produces lectures, illustrations, and animations for the course, she also plans to create DVD and MP3 versions of course content.
Justin Wolff, Art
is encouraging students’ use of technology in his Art History course, ARH 156. By adding class websites and blogs to his curriculum, he hopes to optimize learning quality as the course size increases.


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