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Projects

Since 2001, the Academic Technologies team has completed over 150 projects with Cornell faculty. Please explore the project summaries and see how a wide range of technologies were used to address teaching and learning challenges.

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Agriculture and Life Sciences

2008

Merged Individual Blogs to Bring Students Together

Tarleton Gillespie

A course on emerging communication technologies requires students to create, read and rate blogs as a means of enhancing writing and critical thinking.

2006

Enhancing Active Learning with Video Clips

Dennis Miller and Robert Gravani

The equipment and training for supplementing lectures with video clips from food and nutrition experts proved to enhance the student learning experience.

Arts and Sciences

2008

At the Intersection of Internet and Cinema

Sabine Haenni

This project for a film course provided after-class access to the films being studied as well as materials that promote analytic skills.

2007

Enhancing Introductory Physics Digitally

Matthias Liepe

Enhancing the learning experience for Physics students - both in lecture and with archived material for students to obtain online was the goal of this project.

2005

Using Technology to Enhance Individual Participation and to Develop Critical and Creative Analytical Faculties

Annelise Riles

A socio-anthropological approach to problems that uses technology to engage students in lecture, develop critical thinking skills and ask imaginative questions.

2002

Teaching (Wired): Solving Large Class Teaching Challenges in Music

Steven Pond

Supporting a large music course with instructor access to music during lectures and student access to annotated music and multimedia outside of class.

Computing and Information Science

2005

Improved lecture hall experience for CS100M students using Personal Response System and Mobile Presentations

Daisy Fan

Polling and increased mobility during lectures via a tablet PC and wireless access are ways of engaging and providing students with feedback during lectures.

Engineering

2009

Resource Bank for Active Learning

Chris Schaffer and Kathryn Dimiduk

A searchable database for faculty to create questions with the Active Learning Strategies method. Feedback mechanisms enable users to vet and improve content.

Faculty Advisory Board on Information Technologies (FABIT)

2009

Memory and the Law Technology Enhancement

Charles Brainerd

Extending and repurposing the material in a cross-college course so that it can be viewed by learners in non-university settings.

Online Active Learning Modules for Large Classes

Elizabeth Balko

Active learning modules provide self-assessment review of course content and prepare students for their prelims and final exams.

2007

Online supplemental problem-solving program for Nutritional Science

David Levitsky

This project allowed students to learn physiological systems by drawing them online and submitting them to a teaching assistant.

2005

Improving Student Feedback and Teacher Interaction in a Large Classroom Setting

Richard Burkhauser

In an introductory economics course, students need to memorize concepts, but more importantly they need to be able to apply them to social problems.

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