2011 Willoughby Call for Participation

The Willoughby Fellows Program in Teaching with Technology is a year-long opportunity for Dickinson faculty to develop effective, media-rich courses.  The program provides training and support to help faculty design and deliver courses that use technology to engage students in active learning.  Fellows will learn about new modes of visualizing information and genres of scholarly communication, as well as pedagogical models for using new media in the classroom.  A cohort of fellows will be selected with representation from Divisions I, II, and III, and will receive stipends for their participation.

The Program supports the development of courses to be taught in either Fall 2011 or Spring 2012.  Fellows will participate in a five-day Summer Institute focusing on new media and modes of scholarly communication, from blogs and wikis to podcasts and Google Earth. This institute will be followed by meetings throughout the academic year, designed to foster collaborative learning and critical conversation among fellows as their courses are being developed and taught.  Each fellow will be assisted by an LIS course liaison who will coordinate technical support and access to resources throughout the program

Applicants must submit a one page description of a specific course they plan to teach in the 2011—2012 academic year.  Student use of new media must be part of required course work.  The proposal should describe the learning objectives of the course along with a statement about how technology is expected to realize them.  A high degree of technological proficiency is not a requirement.  Applicants must be available to attend the Summer Institute in August and participate in periodic meetings. 

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