2012 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 2012 IT Faculty Technology Stipends are listed below. The projects will be presented at the 2012 Faculty Technology Fair in the Fall of 2012.

John Gregory, Executive Director of IT
reflects on the growing role of technology on our campus.
Owen Smith, Keynote Speaker
illuminates the potential of the Innovative Media Research and Comercialization Center.
Todd Zoroya, Mathematics
will demonstrate the importance of iPads in the classroom and how these devices can be used to help engage the students in a hands on learning experience.
John Sherblom, CMJ
is looking to add an international component to the CMJ 450 Communication and Technology course by providing additional capability for communication to Acadia University in Nova Scotia, as well as provide the needed campus space to host lectures and small group meetings.
Steven Sader, Forest Resources
is planning on modifying some of his Forestry courses to work with BlackBoard to provide students with lab pre-quizzes as well as online lecture question sets in hopes to retain more students in the program, and to reduce the amount of low grades students receive.
Ed Nadeau and Andy Mauery, Art
plan to use iPads in some of his 2D design courses to directly plunge students into various forms of art, allowing an immediate visual connection to the artist, and the artistic language being taught.
James Fastook, Computer Science
is integrating the iPad as a teaching aid into his COS215 course to maintain the natural pace of a computer-less teaching environment while taking full advantage of the digital realm.
Eric Gallandt, Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
harnesses the power of asynchronous communication to orient and involve students outside of the classroom with a series of summarized lecture videos and computer generated tests.
Robert Glover, Political Science
brings life to the University's first online section of POS201 through the use of Social Network integration, podcasts, and online repository and feedback systems.
Michael Grillo, Art
strives to keep up with the constantly changing technologies by using the current version of Photoshop and the use of a portable digital projector, and how these tools prove beneficial to students in his Photography and History of Art courses.
David Hiebeler, Math and Statistics
Seeks to replace the whiteboard through the use of iPads in the classroom. He will discuss how using an iPad creates a more visually appealing way to learn, increases mobility and flexibility, and also how convenient storing lectures can be.
Tina Passman, MLC, Peace Studies
strives to make the experience in Second Life for students in her online courses more user friendly by implementing Vushi, a learning management system specifically designed for virtual world software to alleviate technical issues as well as enhancing the learning environment as a whole.
Amy Cross, DLL
seeks to revitalize and standardize our academic approach to using SecondLife™ in University of Maine classes based on a set of best practices as defined by the Four Bridges Project.


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