Cohort 1 has been involved in the Development Phase of the iLearn Program during spring and summer 2012. All of Cohort 1 teach within the School of Sciences and Mathematics. They have selected the following technologies to begin implementing in their General Education Courses in Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013.
Dr. LeAnn Davis, Dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics and Associate Professor of Physical Science / PHS 111 - Physical Science I
· She will record short lectures via ScreenFlow to allow more hands-on activity time in the classroom
· She plans to use Blackboard Learn as a means of organizing groups, disseminating information, and submitting homework/lab reports.
· She plans to use various Google technologies to foster collaborative work.
Mr. James W. Barr, Instructor in Chemistry / CHE 121 - General Chemistry I
· He will record short lectures via ScreenFlow, and maybe iMovie, utilizing AirServer to record iPad interactions. This will be the basis for flipping the classroom.
· He plans to work out examples on his iPad, using AirServer to feed the output to ScreenFlow, and then make movies of difficult problems for students to review. This should improve their mathematical abilities.
· He plans to use various Google technologies to foster collaborative work.
· He will be using Blackboard Learn for their chapter summaries.
· He will also be using Sapling online homework. This is Flash based, which currently does not interact with the iPad.
Dr. Paul Fader, Associate Professor of Biology / BIO 110 - Principles of Biology
· He will be using Blackboard Learn to manage assignments, assessments, and grades.
· He will be using Google technologies to teach data gathering and graphically presenting the data.
· He plans to use ScreenFlow to introduce the chapter PowerPoint presentations. During the video the main concepts will be emphasized.
Dr. Rachel Stevens, Assistant Professor of Biology / BIO 110 - Principles of Biology
· She plans to use QuickTime and/or iMovie so that the students can record and share commercials during the Reduce Your Risk project.
· She plans to use Contribute for in-class polling and to generate discussions
· She plans to use Twitter as a means of sharing what the class is doing with the campus community.
· She also plans to use Blackboard Learn as a means of organizing groups, disseminating information, and submitting homework/projects.
Mrs. Jamie Holtin, Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Science / MAT 100 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
· She will be using MyMathLab for online homework and to post PDF notes that students can fill out electronically or print and use. MyMathLab also has a study plan program, videos, and animations to help students with content.
· She will use Notability on the iPad to display notes and work problems during class.
· She will also use Geometer's Sketchpad to create Sketchpad Explorer activities that will illustrate math concepts in a visual way on the iPad.
· Finally, she hopes to use a free flashcard app to help students learn the vocabulary needed to better understand the mathematics covered in MAT 100. (A specific app has not been chosen yet. There appears to be a couple of good, free options.)
Dr. Mike Johnson, Associate Professor of Mathematics / MAT 101 - College Algebra
· He will be using online homework (MathLab).
· He will be using ScreenFlow with AirServer to pre-record video examples of problems being solved. Videos will be posted online as a resource for students.
· He will be creating class handouts that students can download and use a note-taking app to fill in during class.
· He will also be using the Explain Everything app during class.