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...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Michael Donihue

Michael Donihue | Blended Learning As a way to maximize classroom time, Professor of Economics, Michael Donihue, created instructional videos for his students to help understand particular concepts.  This allowed students to come to class ready to engage, but also gave them material to reference later on in the course.  Exploring further uses of video, Professor Donihue...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Ankeney Weitz

Ankeney Weitz | Project-Based Learning When Ankeney Weitz approached her Jan Plan course, Asian Museum Workshop, she was looking for a way to create an online exhibition that allowed students to focus deeply on content without getting caught up in the complexities of web design.  The result was a partnership with Academic ITS to create...

FIT Fellow Showcase: Whitney King

Whitney King | Blended Learning In Spring 2015, Whitney King partnered with Michael Donihue in teaching Joules to Dollars, a course which explored the ways that economics are intertwined with energy science in evaluating renewable and non-renewable energy systems.  Using field work, project-based learning, oral and written presentations, and video tutorials in Excel, Professor King...

Spotlight: Documentary Video Site on Maine Food Production

Maple’s students worked with Academic ITS to create a WordPress site featuring ten short videos of members of the Barrels Community Market in Waterville making their products. The students filmed the videos using high definition camcorders in most cases and then edited the videos with Final Cut Pro or iMovie with support from the Language Resource Center. After the...

Spotlight: ALL CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND Project

Faculty Professor Margaret McFadden Student Gordon Fischer, ’13 “I read several books on public education in America. My entire life revolved around the movie.  I watched hours and hours of youtube videos, searching for footage and animations that might be useful.  I conducted two more interviews with professors on campus and as the days went...