e-learning services online modules for graduate programs

eLearning Services Tablet PC and Hybrid Course Seed Grants

eLearning Services is pleased to announce the availability of two eLearning Services Seed Grant programs for Lawrence Tech faculty members.  The timeline and details for applying for the two competitive Seed Grant programs are outlined below.  Interested faculty members may submit a Seed Grant proposal application to Dr. Richard Bush at rbush@ltu.edu by the Feb 26, 2010 deadline. 

-- Active Learning with Tablet PCs seed grants encourage development of active discipline-focused learning strategies using Tablet PCs, created by individual faculty members. Up to two Seed Grants of $500 each are available to faculty members in each of the four colleges.

-- Online Modules for Graduate Programs seed grants encourage development of online modules to support the development of online graduate programs, created by groups of three faculty members with department chair support. One Seed Grant of $1,500 (shared between three faculty members) are available to faculty members in each of the four colleges.

 

Call for Grant Proposal:  Feb 5, 2010 - Feb 26, 2010
 Deadline for Grant Proposal:  Feb 26, 2010
 Grant Award Announcement:       March 12, 2010
 Analysis/Design:  Spring 2010
 Development/ Progress Report:   Summer 2010
 Implementation/Evaluation:    Fall 2010/Spring 2011
 Best Practices Presentations   Spring 2011

 


 

Active Learning with Tablet PCs

eLearning Services Seed Grant Award Submission Criteria.  The application should:

  • Include the course description and number of students affected
  • Map out technology and software to be utilized
  • Describe plans for grant award deliverables below
  • Propose a project timeline

eLearning Services Seed Grant Award Expectations. Deliverables consist of:

1) Analysis, selection and training of applications appropriate for discipline
2) Three active learning class sessions with supporting instructional materials (Lesson plans, activity templates, rubrics, student resources, etc.)
3) A best practices presentation with evaluation results

Class sessions should utilize one or more of the following: WriteOn, Pdf Annotator, Snip It, Journal, Word/PowerPoint Inking; one or more of the following: Classroom Presenter, OneNote, Ink Flash Cards; and one or more discipline-specific Tablet PC applications.  Assistance will be provided based on consultation.

In the case of the architecture college, where due to the nature of the discipline different laptops are utilized, the focus of this Seed Grant is generalized towards active learning with emerging technologies specific to architecture and graphic design.



Online Modules for Graduate Programs

eLearning Services Seed Grant Award Submission Criteria.  The application should:

  • Provide the course description and number of students affected
  • Include Department Head support toward development of an online program with a rationale as to why the program is a strong candidate for online delivery
  • Describe plans for grant award deliverables below
  • Propose a project timeline

eLearning Services Seed Grant Award Expectations. Deliverables consist of:

1) Syllabus towards hybridization, Blackboard template organization, etc. using LTU Online guidelines
2) Two to three online modules lesson plans, including objectives, content and activities with technology and media integration, assessment plans, etc. using LTU Online templates
3) A best practices presentation with evaluation results

Module selection and assistance will be provided based on consultation.


Please note that this is a competitive competition with the actual number of awards determined by the quality of the proposals and their support of specific academic programs.  Please direct any questions about the Seed Grant program or proposal process to Dr. Richard Bush rbush@ltu.edu or Marija Franetovic mfranetov@ltu.edu.