Award

The Innovative Teaching with Technology
Award 2017

The Innovative Teaching with Technology Award is sponsored by the Temple University Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) 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 TLTR selection committee and receives a $1000 stipend.

Congratulations Laura Zaylea, Recipient of the Innovative Teaching with Technology Award 2017

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 and online, large lecture, lecture with lab, and studio production; all of which contain technology as a central component. She integrates multiple software platforms into her teaching, including social media platforms, classroom engagement technologies, and tools for online learning, video lectures filmed with Screenflow and more. Read more

Congratulations Innovative Teaching with Technology Award 2017 Nominees

Picture of Kathleen GiangiacomoKathleen Giangiacomo
Medical Genetics and Molecular Biology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Dr. Giangiacomo uses a variety of technological tools in her teaching to help students engage with complex topics in ways that promote deep understanding.  Dr. Giangiacomo combines “peer instruction” in “flipped classrooms” with streaming videos and online quizzes to help students actively engage with challenging concepts.   Read more

 

 

Picture of Pepe GimenezPepe Gimenez
Mathematics, College of Science and Technology
Professor Gimenez has been significantly involved in the design and teaching of the Demystifying Technology General Education course – a new initiative of the Provost’s Office. In particular in the Spring of 2016 he has created two micro units for this course entitled Data Mining and Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and the New Economy. Each such unit is two weeks long and Professor Gimenez has taught these in the Fall of 2016 with great student reviews. Read more

 

Picture of Insook HanInsook Han
Teaching and Learning, College of Education

Dr. Han is exploring the use of  interactive applications that provide haptic feedback to enhance the quality of preservice teachers instructional explanations. She is using a design-based approach to develop and test a gesture-based interactive mathematics application to improve  preservice elementary teachers’ teaching of inverse relations, a crucially important mathematical understanding. Read more

 

Picture of Don HantulaDonald Hantula
Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Professor Hantula has been teaching with technology in innovative and effective ways throughout his career at Temple University. He does not use technology for technology’s sake but instead views technology as a teaching and learning tool and asks “what does technology allow me and my students to do that we could not do before?”  Read more

 

Picture of Kyle HarrisKyle Harris
College of Public Health, Kinesiology
Kyle teaches two large service courses for the University – KINS 1223 and 1224 – Anatomy & Physiology I and II. There are over 800 students in each class and the course is run each semester plus one of the summer sessions. As such, the teaching in this course has an impact on a lot of students across the University including all the pre-health, pre-med and pre-dental students. Kyle recognized that there was not enough interaction and engagement in the class. As a means to better assessment learning objectives in the class and to have real-time feedback on class comprehension, Kyle began to use TopHat for interactive polling in the classroom – this allowed for students to “test” themselves in real time. 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 Andrea MonroeAndrea Monroe
Law, Beasley School of Law
Partnership tax is an incredibly complex and technically challenging course that Temple law students—even the best students—tend to struggle with.  Prof. Monroe teaches the course using a problem-based method—the students prepare problems in advance of class, and work through them together during class.  Prof. Monroe developed a series of flipped-classroom videos to help the students get started working through the problems that they would do together in class.  Read more

 

Picture of AlishaAlisha Nypaver
Music Studies, Boyer College of Music and Dance
Professor Alisha Nypaver is committed to exploring and testing new technologies to enhance learning in her general education classrooms. She spends time each week researching the latest innovations in educational technology, looking for tools that are free or low-cost, easy to use, and serve both in and out of classroom learning goals.  Read more

 

 

Picture of Lesly RobinsonLesly Robinson
Podiatry, School of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Robinson works diligently to find innovative ways to incorporate new technology to engage student learning and to help our students receive technical training.  Dr. Robinson was instrumental in developing courses and workshops that use patient simulators and patient care manikins. 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 and online, large lecture, lecture with lab, and studio production; all of which contain technology as a central component. She integrates multiple software platforms into her teaching, including social media platforms, classroom engagement technologies, and tools for online learning, video lectures filmed with Screenflow and more. Read more