FIT Fellow Showcase: Tim Hubbard

Tim Hubbard | Active Learning Tim Hubbard, Associate Professor of Economics, frequently has his students participate in simple games for his course in Game Theory, EC379. However, there were limitations to his analog approach, including some students quickly developing a reputation as being a certain type of player. Prompted by the FIT fellowship, Tim and the team...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Megan Cook

Megan Cook | Blended Learning When Megan Cook, Assistant Professor of English, was looking to redesign her Global Middle Ages course, she partnered with Academic ITS to figure out ways that technology could help to accomplish her goals. Conventional writing assignments were replaced by scaffolded exercises in which students ultimately developed a non-linear travel journal using GIS.

FIT Fellow Showcase: Josh Martin

Josh Martin | Blended Learning Associate Professor of Biology, Josh Martin, works with his students to examine how insect brains differ between species. To supplement in-class dissections, Josh wanted to virtually show students how brains compare in size and features. In partnership with Academic ITS as a part of the FIT program, Josh envisioned a virtual reality...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Kevin Rice

Kevin Rice | Flipped Classroom Associate Professor of Chemistry, Kevin Rice, was looking for new ways to engage with his students in a way that would leave significant class time for active discussion among his students. Working with Academic ITS as a FIT fellow, Kevin decided to implement a flipped classroom where he would pre-record his lectures....

FIT Fellow Showcase: Kerill O’Neill

Kerill O’Neill | Project-Based Learning Kerill O’Neill, Julian D. Taylor Associate Professor of Classics, had an interesting problem to overcome – figuring out how to engage his 100- and 200-level students in the same Latin course. Using technology developed in partnership with Academic ITS as part of his FIT fellowship, Kerill had his 200-level students write commentary for...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Melissa Glenn

Melissa Glenn | Blended Learning When Melissa Glenn, Associate Professor of Psychology, applied for FIT fellowship, her students were struggling to comprehend important concepts in her course.  As a FIT fellow, Professor Glenn was able to partner with Academic ITS to create a neuron simulation program which allowed her students to dynamically engage with the processes...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Lindsay Mayka

Lindsay Mayka | Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning Students of Assistant Professor of Government Lindsay Mayka come into the classroom with varying levels of knowledge and experience in the subject being taught.  To accommodate these differences, Professor Mayka records lectures before class.  This allows students to watch multiple times if they need to deepen their understanding of the topic. ...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Herb Wilson

Herb Wilson | Tutorial Videos and Flipped Classroom As a way to increase student engagement, Herb Wilson, Professor of Biosciences, has opted to record his lectures in advance.  This allows students to view the material before class, and then engage in a more active way during class time.  Professor Wilson’s class is taught in Miller 08, an...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Denise Bruesewitz

Denise Bruesewitz | Instructional Videos and Civic Engagement In Environmental Studies, Assistant Professor Denise Bruesewitz spent a significant portion of her time teaching students how to use different scientific instruments.  To alleviate this pressure, Denise partnered with Academic ITS to create a series of instructional videos on how to properly use the equipment.  Learn more about the Faculty...

FIT Fellow Showcase: David Freidenreich

David Freidenreich | Flipped Classroom Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, David Freidenreich, saw that his students weren’t coming to class with a command of the material that he expected.  Despite assigning readings, students still didn’t understand the material.  As a result, class time was spent lecturing and explaining, rather than engaging with the content in a way he...