Innovative Teaching with Technology Award 2015

The Innovative Teaching with Technology Award is sponsored by the Temple University Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (TLTR2) and recognizes a full-time faculty member, who has made significant contributions toward integrating technology into teaching and learning. The award recipient is selected by the TLTR2 selection committee and receives a $1000 stipend.

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Schifter
Innovative Teaching with Technology 2015 Award Recipient

catherine_schifterDr. Catherine Schifter
College of Education
Dr. Schifter has assumed a technology leadership role in the College of Education through both her own use of technology in her teaching–which includes a wide-range of tools such as Jing, Voice Announcements in Blackboard, WebEx, Google Hangouts, and Wikis – as well as her guidance and instruction for other faculty to encourage their own adoption and integration of technology in teaching and research.  Read more


Congratulations to all of the
Innovative Teaching with Technology Award 2015 Nominees

Paul BenzonDr. Paul Benzon
College of Liberal Arts
Professor Benzon uses digital tools to help students engage in scholarly dialogue and collaborative research and writing. He requires students in all of his courses to post regularly to a class blog prior to class meetings. The focus of the work on the blog changes to accommodate different texts and different moments over the semester: students might start the course by closely reading key passages in foundational critical texts, progress towards discussing connections with outside phenomena and applying various theoretical frameworks, and begin brainstorming potential final paper topics towards the end of the semester.  Read more


Daniel W Boston DMDDr. Daniel Boston
Kornberg School of Dentistry, Clinical Affairs/Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Boston is the course director for the Senior Capstone (D808) course, which is a senior course in the predoctoral dental program at Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Boston created and integrated a completely online capstone project for the course using Blackboard, TU’s learning management system (LMS). Students use a template that contains guidance statements to document the oral health care that they provided to a patient with complex dental management needs.  Read more


CaseyDr. Casey Breslin
College of Public Health, Kinesiology
Dr. Casey Breslin has taken it up herself to be a leader in the area of teaching with technology in the College. Dr. Breslin was asked to develop and serve as the “Digital Coordinator” for the Kinesiology Department to assist with the use of social media to improve communications with students. Building from nothing, she developed an entire social media system, including LinkedIn Group, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest page for the Department of Kinesiology.  Read more


Broussard-web_entry-150x150Professor Meredith Broussard
School of Media and Communication
Professor Meredith Broussard teaches data journalism, which is the practice of finding stories in numbers and using numbers to tell stories. As a computer scientist and a journalist, she strategically integrates technology into her teaching practice. Her data journalism course, which she developed after arriving at Temple in 2013, allows Temple to shine as one of only a dozen universities in the country offering coursework in this type of cutting-edge digital journalism.  Read more


DarinKapanjieDr. Darin Kapanjie
Fox School of Business
Darin has been the faculty leader for online programs at the Fox School for the past decade. His innovative approach in the classroom has been the model that was adopted for our #1 ranked OMBA program and our #31 ranked OBBA program. (US News and World Report) His use of Web-Ex and High End Videos has taken online education to a new level in the School. The Fox model of online education has been an outstanding success and all assessment data indicates that students are doing very well using this virtual flipped classroom format with synchronous sessions every week and required videos with built in assessment as assigned homework.  Read more

DavidWaldDr. David A. Wald
School of Medicine
Dr. Wald has contributed to medical student and resident education for several years.  As director, and now assistant dean for clinical simulation, he has worked with basic science and clinical faculty to incorporate simulation exercises throughout the medical school curriculum, to enhance integration of basic science and clinical medicine, to demonstrate practical use of basic sciences in the practice of medicine.  Read more