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Academic Technology Fair (SC)

Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) Program

The Academic Technology team in ITS developed the SEED program in 2012 to encourage and support innovation by instructional staff. Based on the initial year's tremendous success, we will continue to solicit and develop projects annually. Starting in 2013, SEED will become a joint effort of the library and ITS to further expand the range of projects that instructors may propose.

Each spring, we invite all current instructional staff to apply for SEED project support. Accepted SEED projects receive dedicated assistance from web and mobile software developers, library professionals, academic technologists, and student interns for an eight-week period of technical development in the summer. The most important criterion for a successful project is that it should enhance teaching or facilitate undergraduate research.

In 2012, we received 17 proposals. The following projects were accepted and completed.

Enhancing Physical Chemistry Lab still.

                   

Enhancing Physical Chemistry Lab with Digital Video, Josh Newby

Production of three pre-lab videos that substitute for in-class lectures.

        

Online Cognitive Psychology Experiment for Teaching, Frank Durgin.


Online Cognitive Psychology Experiment for Teaching, Frank Durgin

Production of online demo experiments for Psychology students to use in the classroom. The project was designed as an open educational resource that other educators can use in their instruction.

"The Muslim in Russia" Course Web Site, Sibelan Forrester.


"The Muslim in Russia" Course Web Site, Sibelan Forrester

Course web site for this new course that will also be an open resource for other professors of Russian language and literature.

Building a Swarthmore WeBWorK library, Cheryl Grood, Aimee Johnson


Building a Swarthmore WeBWorK library, Cheryl Grood, Aimee Johnson

Professors and students learned how to write new problems in the scripting language of the math homework system, WebWorK. Various math and statistics problems were coded toward the creation of a rich, local library of potential homework questions.

Assignment Creation from Database of Problems, Erik Cheever.


Assignment Creation from Database of Problems, Erik Cheever

Creation of a graphical user interface for building and distributing homework assignments from an existing pool of Engineering problems.

Questions about SEED?

Eric Behrens    Eric Behrens
Associate Chief Information Technology Officer
Email: behrens
Phone: (610) 328-7839
Office: Beardsley 109