2011 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 2011 IT Faculty Technology Stipends are listed below. The projects were presented at the 2011 Faculty Technology Fair on September 22, 2011.

Jeff St. John, Keynote Speaker
Introduction for the Fair
John Gregory, Executive Director of IT
Reflects on technology's role in the classroom and his new bike.
Annette Nelligan, Education
will discuss the new digital video recorders and monitoring system, to replace older equipment in the Lindlof Center in Shibles Hall.
Cheryl Robertson, Education
is part of a team for multi-cultural studies, working on a new E-Library on FirstClass. The new E-Library is for easy sharing of digital materials between faculty and their students.
Christian "Matt" Graham, Business/MIS
proposes the use of SMS text messaging to allow students to send comments and questions through their cell phones, tying in these comments with PowerPoint slideshows.
David Morrison, Engineering Technology
is developing tools and techniques to teach Computer Aided Drafting to students on laptops. We are phasing out support for labs filled with desktop computers.
Karen Miller, Anthropology
seeks to build platforms to narrate and post examples from various genres of literature, and to allow students to post their own field work and assignments.
Todd Zoroya, Mathematics
will discuss usage of iPads and apps to improve student interaction, in both large lecture classes as well as question and answer sessions.
Richard Powell, Political Science shows how to integrate iPad technology in the classroom to facilitate more engaging, and flexible presentations while enabling physical mobility in the classroom.
Liam Riordan, History provides insight on a "writing for the internet" assignment to be added to graduate and undergraduate courses, to keep their writing relevant in our increasingly web based society.


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