Award

Innovative Teaching with Technology Award 2016

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 Dr. Kolson Schlossor
Recipient of the Innovative Teaching with Technology Award 2016

Picture of Kolson SchlosserKolson Schlosser
College of Liberal Arts, Geography and Urban Studies
Professor Schlosser incorporated technology into teaching and learning in numerous ways, but the most significant has been his use of ESRI’s Story Maps web platform in Digital Mapping (GUS 0821). Digital Mapping is a General Education course (in Quantitative Literacy) in which students explore various web mapping platforms. Most of these allow them only to choose from various data sets but not map their own data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable this, but are far too advanced for GUS 0821.  Read more

Congratulations Innovative Teaching with Technology Award 2016 Nominees

Pictue of Steven FlemmingSteven Fleming
College of Science and Technology, Chemistry
Dr. Fleming has been teaching organic chemistry for 30 years. He has developed visualization tools that help students understand organic chemistry. He has integrated this technology into his courses at Temple University during the last 8 years. He typically teaches 200-300 students a year, which is a significant percent of CST students. Learning organic chemistry is a big challenge for many students and one of the most difficult aspects of the subject is the three-dimensional nature of chemical reactions. This is why using technology that allows visualization is a significant contribution. Read more

Photo of Jillian HarrisJillian Harris
Boyer College of Music & Dance, Dance
Associate Professor Jillian Harris has incorporates technology in her teaching and learning in multiple ways with incredible success. Harris began incorporating digital video technology in her Modern Dance Technique courses in 2009. After developing standards that could be applied in formal assessments of her students’ technical and expressive skills, she implemented a video-based assessment approach for her examinations where students’ performances were recorded and scored.
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Picture of Kyle HarrisKyle Harris
College of Public Health, Kinesiology
Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) is one of the most challenging courses in the College and in the University. There is a high rate of failure and repeat. In an effort to address this problem and better understand what is driving the lack of student understanding or demonstration of competency, Mr. Harris has begun using IPads in the A&P labs. The IPads are equipped with “Visible Bodies” software which allows the student to see the specific part of the body that is the focus of a particular lab. The program also allows the student to see that part of the body/organ in relation to the remainder of the body, which is not the case in the actual lab – they are working with only an isolated portion of the body. The Visual Bodies also allows the student to rotate the organ and see all sides. Read more

Picture of Darin KapanjieDarin Kapanjie
Fox School of Business, Statistics
Darin Kapanjie uses technology intensively in his classes at all levels – Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. He spearheaded the use of WebEx in the Fox School and Temple. He has championed the Online BBA and Online MBA program which is now ranked #1 as per U.S News rankings. He created the Video Vault and spearheaded the flipped classroom in the Fox School. He created the infrastructure to integrate technology into teaching and learning at Fox.
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Picture of Matthew MillerMatthew Miller
School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, Theater
Technology has become an integral part of Associate Professor Matthew Miller’s classroom and production work.  In his classes, Miller stresses the importance of Theatre industry standards and use of technology for the betterment of communication, efficiency, and productivity. In Stage Management, he encourages the use of Google docs, Dropbox (or Temple’s version, Owlbox) as great ways disseminate reports, budgets, schedules and plans and has incorporated Stage Write Software and Stage Pro as means of sharing information. Miller uses online resources, LCD projectors, and encourages students to use laptops in order to take notes, show examples, and share ideas with classmates. Online groups, messaging services, and social media are all incorporated into getting the word out to casts, crews, and production personnel. Read more

Picture of Kolson SchlosserKolson Schlosser
College of Liberal Arts, Geography and Urban Studies
Professor Schlosser incorporated technology into teaching and learning in numerous ways, but the most significant has been his use of ESRI’s Story Maps web platform in Digital Mapping (GUS 0821). Digital Mapping is a General Education course (in Quantitative Literacy) in which students explore various web mapping platforms. Most of these allow them only to choose from various data sets but not map their own data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable this, but are far too advanced for GUS 0821.  Read more

Picture of Tamara SniadTamara Sniad
College of Education, Teaching and Learning
As a final project for a graduate class (TESOL 8611) Professor Sniad required the creation of a chapter for a class iBook, using iPads on loan from the College of Education. The iBook was written and edited by the students and their individual chapters incorporated the students’ audio-recordings of their tutoring sessions, either as digital files or in the form of written transcription. The iBook covered various aspects of English pronunciation, vocabulary skills, and best-practices on advancing learners’ proficiency. Read more

Picture of David WaldDavid Wald
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Wald focuses his teaching in the undergraduate medical school curriculum at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Along with this effort, he has previously taught 3rd year dental students at the Kornberg School of Dentistry and he continues to teach 3rd year podiatry students at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. In the pre-clinical medical school curriculum, Dr. Wald has developed / co-developed a number of basic science clinical correlation exercises that incorporate the technology of high fidelity simulation and various task trainers to help facilitate the teaching of clinical concepts, procedural skills and tasks. The use of simulation as a teaching tool has allowed Dr. Wald to work with basic science faculty to teach advanced topics such as arrhythmias, syncope, shock, acid-base disturbances and various respiratory emergencies. Read more

Picture of Laura ZayleaLaura Zaylea
School of Media and Communication, Media Studies and Production
Emerging technologies and their creative and pedagogical capabilities are central to Professor Laura Zaylea’s teaching at Temple. She teaches in a wide variety of class formats, including hybrid/online, large lecture, lecture/lab and studio production; all of which contain technology as a central component. She integrates multiple software platforms into her teaching, including social media sites, Lynda.com, Edmodo (know as the “educational version of Facebook”), WebEx, Google Hangouts, and now Acclaim (video annotation software) and TopHat (classroom engagement tool). Read more