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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

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

2009

Cultural Contribution to Language Learning

Grit Matthias

An interactive internet platform for language learners offers authentic video material and collaboration opportunities.

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.

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.

Hotel Administration

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.

Human Ecology

2009

Stakeholder Network Simulation Tool and Database

Ying Hua

A database of building case studies and video recordings of class sessions bridges the connection between students, stakeholders and professionals.

Industrial and Labor Relations

2009

Ph.D. Methods for IR/HR Multi-University Network

Diane Burton

This multi-university course explores distance learning and collaboration tools. The content will be developed at Cornell and at participating universities.

Law School

2007

Property Law

Gregory Alexander

Web-based materials supplement a law course, producing the suggestion that students developed a feeling of ownership for the course.

Faculty Advisory Board on Information Technologies (FABIT)

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.

A System to Make Video Content Accessible on the Web (Histories of the Future)

Rachel Prentice and Suman Seth

A process for digitizing video clips (while respecting copyright) for in- and out of class use was developed for a course focused on film and science fiction.

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