Spring 2018 Blended Learning Fellowships now accepting applications

DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service is now accepting applications for two blended learning fellowships starting in spring 2018:

1. Blended Learning Fellowship on Active Learning Classrooms

Dates: Monday, February 5 – April 30
Times: 2:30-4:00pm
Location: TBD
Stipend: $500

The promotion of pervasive active learning and the creation of active learning classrooms on campus have created a need for faculty and instructional staff to develop new skills to use these learning spaces effectively. Participants of this program will recommend training and support options for campus instructors using these active learning classrooms, and will receive a $500 stipend for their time. Successful candidates should already have experience using active learning classrooms. In addition to the 90-minute weekly sessions, participants may be asked to spend additional time reading articles and/or gathering feedback from others on campus.

At the end of the year, participants will be able to:

  • Use research-based findings to explain the benefits and challenges of teaching in an active learning classroom (ALC);
  • Advise other instructors on approaches for creating and facilitating learning activities;Identify strategies for managing student interactions in the ALCs;
  • Document ways of using appropriate technologies to support student learning in ALCs;Recommend training and support solutions to inform and advise instructors currently using and planning to use ALCs; and
  • Describe the process of scheduling active learning classrooms to others.

The Blended Learning Fellowship on Active Learning Classrooms is sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology, Facilities Planning and Management, and the Wisconsin Schoool of Business.

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2. Blended Learning Fellowship on Evidence-Based Teaching

Dates: Monday, February 5 – April 30
Times: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: 302 Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Stipend: $500

This program invites campus participation to explore how evidence-based teaching impacts learners and instructors. Recent campus planning in the learning analytics domain provides an opportunity to explore one approach to evidence-based teaching. Join us as we examine the emerging paradigm of learning analytics.

Faculty and instructional staff who are interested in evidence-based teaching or have experimented with learning analytics processes in their teaching are invited to apply for the program. Participants will receive a $500 stipend for their time, which includes 60-90 minutes prep-time each week along with a weekly 90-minute face-to-face session.

At the end of the year, participants will be able to:

  • Review and recommend ways that evidence-based teaching supports campus, school, college, institute, division (SCID), program, and course goals.
  • Describe how learning analytics fits into the broader framework of evidence-based teaching to support teaching and learning.
  • Discuss the potential benefits of learning analytics for various stakeholder: students, instructors, and campus leaders.
  • Evaluate campus needs, barriers, and culture and prioritize potential approaches leveraging evidence-based teaching and learning analytics.
  • Recommend directions for future campus programming and support for evidence-based teaching and learning analytics.

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