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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

2009

Students Become Certified Crop Advisors

Quirine Ketterings

An online study guide containing text and interactive elements is an additional resource for students preparing to take the Certified Crop Advisor exam.

2004

Bridging the classroom and the farm for improved whole farm nutrient management.

Quirine Ketterings

This project highlights the Whole Farm approach to farm management and introduces students and farmers to the principles of farm sustainability.

2003

Interactive Animations/Tutorials for Introductory Biology

Charles Walcott and Jon Glase and Thomas Owens

Continuing to build online tutorials and animations that enable students to actively engage with the abstract, dynamic nature of biological concepts.

2002

Online Tutorials and Quizzes to Enhance Bio 101-102

Charles Walcott and Jon Glase and Thomas Owens

Animations and tutorials engage students and enhance learning of complex biological systems in a large introductory biology course.

Arts and Sciences

2009

Enhancing Musical Dialogue and Instruction

John Haines-Eitzen

Recording devices provide a rich musical dialogue for learning, and adding a technology that facilitates feedback deepens the relationship and learning.

2004

Implementation and Adaptation of Web Audio Lab to three language courses

Richard Feldman and Slava Paperno

Instructors use an online tool for recording and tracking student assignments in foreign language courses.

2003

Using Web Technology to Support Just-in-Time-Teaching and Peer Instruction in Teaching Calculus

Maria Terrell

Personal response systems (clickers), "good questions," and peer teaching strategies advance conceptual understanding of calculus.

2002

Web-based instruction in Beginning and Intermediate Indonesian

John Wolff

Providing web-based access to Indonesian language modules.

Computing and Information Science

2009

Self-paced, Online Course Development for Emerging Internet Technologies

David Williamson

Online, self-paced courses on emerging technologies introduce Information Science students to new technical platforms, programs and languages.

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.

Balancing Mass, Energy, and Student Interest

Kathryn Dimiduk and Susan Daniel

New teaching and active learning techniques promote student diversity and interest in the field of chemical engineering.

2003

Engineering in the Real World: How to Succeed in Industry

Sally McKee

Electronic portfolios and power point support development of student skills in team work, self-assessment, constructive feedback and presenting information.

Hotel Administration

2007

Improving Visual Communication in Business Presentations: Principles and Practices

Amy Newman and David Lennox

Students in these business communication courses increase their visual literacy to improve their presentations and make them more persuasive.

2002

Integrating Field Experiences and Interactivity with Foodservice Management Education

Dennis Reynolds

"Restaurateur," an interactive restaurant education module, simulates real-world scenarios via audio/video segments and gives students opportunities to respond.

Industrial and Labor Relations

2008

Interactive Model for Teaching Research Skills

Christian Miller

An online tutorial for students in all classes that addresses intellectual property issues in an engaging way, using quizzing and interactive animations.

2002

ILRCB 201/501: Labor and Employment Law Curriculum Redesign with Electronic Assessments

Michael Gold

Self-assessments and quizzes that help students to develop critical thinking, legal reasoning and writing skills.

Johnson Graduate School of Management

2007

L2 --> Learning-Squared

Eric Eisenstein

A system that provides instructors with data and tools for selecting and offering students timely supplemental tutorials.

2006

An Online System for Student Self-Study

Eric Eisenstein

A better understanding of students' backgrounds and progress on assignments can help instructors provide timely supplemental tutorials.

2005

Tracking individual progress, identifying gaps in learning, and enhancing the curriculum in a large class setting

Eric Eisenstein

A better understanding of students' backgrounds and progress on assignments can help instructors provide timely supplemental tutorials.

2002

Business Decision-Making Simulations

Robert Bloomfield

A computer-based market simulation in which students' decisions affect each other's behavior in real time.

College of Veterinary Medicine

2007

Study Design Tutorial

Peter Scrivani

Students gain understanding of different types of research studies appropriate for patient-based research via a guided tutorial, videos, and animations.

2005

Computer-generated Cases for Fluid Therapy

Richard Rawson

Introducing veterinary students to interactive simulations of dog patients provided opportunities for deeper understanding, practice, and greater confidence.

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.

2006

Enhanced ITA Support Via Instructional Technology

Kimberly Kenyon and Theresa Pettit

The International Teaching Assistant program uses technology for student self-assessment and to give feedback on speaking, listening and teaching assignments.

A VRE for Language Acquisition and Cognitive Science

Barbara Lust

Components were developed to build a virtual research environment for language acquisition studies that links primary resources and teaching materials.

2002

AP High School Computer Science: Cornell Support Modules

David Gries

An approach for engaging Cornell faculty in the development of web-based modules as a resource for high school AP computer science courses and Cornell courses.

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