Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)

1998-2000 Grant Awards and Reports

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Spring 2000

Total funding: $194,634

Hybrid Course Project

Amount Awarded:
$96,500
Primary Investigator(s):
Robert Kaleta, UW-Milwaukee
Carla Garnham, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Milwaukee, UW Colleges (Rock County, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha)
Abstract:
Building upon our experience with online collaborative learning projects designed to supplement traditional classroom instruction, this multi-campus project replaces some classroom instruction with computer-based learning. These new "hybrid" courses increase learning effectiveness by focusing on instructional flexibility and diverse learning styles while simultaneously meeting the needs of a large regional population of commuter students. The training methods and assessment protocol developed during this project promote further faculty development at the five participating campuses and throughout the UW System.

A Model for Asynchronous, Web-based Support of Synchronous Distance Education Courses

Amount Awarded:
$41,333
Primary Investigator(s):
Joe Hagaman, UW-Stout
Jim Jorstad, UW-La Crosse
Ron Weseloh, UW-Stevens Point
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Stout, UW-Stevens Point, UW-La Crosse
Abstract:
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, in collaboration with UW-La Crosse and UW-Stevens Point, proposes to develop and disseminate a process and model for the creation of web sites which support courses delivered via synchronous distance education technologies. The project will utilize an existing distributed learning utility such as Learning Space, WebCT or Blackboard as the basis for the development of the project materials. The outcomes of the project will include: 1) the creation of a systematic process and practical tools which instructors and support staff can use to develop course-based web sites; 2) the development of a set of technical guidelines for revising and re-formatting course materials for web site use; 3) the delivery of a series of online training sessions that will familiarize instructors with web site instruction techniques, methods for using the site as an effective teaching tool, and copyright and confidentiality issues, and 4) the creation of a core of distance education instructors who will move beyond "single system" thinking and embrace multiple technologies to enrich their courses.

Applying Advanced Pedagogic Methods and Their Related Software Tools to Undergraduate Computer Science Courses

Amount Awarded:
$9,556
Primary Investigator(s):
Stuart Hansen, UW-Parkside
Bruce Johnston, UW-Stout
Kenny Hunt, UW-La Crosse
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Parkside, UW-Stout, UW-La Crosse
Abstract:

Our goal is to encourage best practices in computer science pedagogy by broadening and formalizing the communication among UW-System computer Science instructors. Initial activities include two one-day workshops, setting up a web site for instructors to share their materials and initiating a list server for instructors to express ideas and share experiences.

In a rapidly changing field like computer science, instructors spend a significant amount of time staying professionally current. The need to remain professionally current permeates the entire computer science curriculum, from introductory through advanced courses. Both core computer science material and the approaches to teaching that material continue to shift. Our proposed activities represent initial steps towards providing ongoing professional development for UW-System computer science instructors. Participation in these activities should positively impact student learning in a wide variety of undergraduate computer science courses.

Development of Interactive Web Based Materials to Improve Basic Algebra Skills Needed in general Education Mathematics Courses: the Mathematics E-Tutor

Amount Awarded:
$32,245
Primary Investigator(s):
Robert Hoar and James Sobota, UW-La Crosse
Steve Deckelman, UW-Stout
John Koker, UW-Oshkosh
Involved Campus(es):
UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout, UW-Oshkosh
Abstract:
We propose to create dynamic web-based materials (an e-tutor) which will guide students through the remedial material needed in general education mathematics courses. These materials will not only contain textbook-type content, it will also contain interactive portions which will allow the student to struggle with, and ultimately understand the material.

The Geo-Web Project: Infusing Internet Web Technology into the UW Geography and Geology Classroom

Amount Awarded:
$5,000 (Planning Grant)
Primary Investigator(s):
Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, Kieth Rice, Karen Lemke, UW-Stevens Point
Gregory Chu, UW-La Crosse
Steven Dutch, UW-Green Bay
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Stevens Point
UW-La Crosse
UW-Green Bay
Abstract:
A team of UW faculty and student Internet web experts will present a developmental workshop to fellow geographers and geologists that will result in a specialized Geo-Web Internet site. It will then be tested by workshop participants during the 2000-2001 academic term for its usefulness and efficaciousness in university instruction.

Incorporating Technology -Enhanced Learning into a Biology Laboratory Experience

Amount Awarded:
$5,000 (Planning Grant)
Primary Investigator(s):
Lance Urven, Michael Woller, Jeffrey McKinnon, UW-Whitewater
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Whitewater
UW-Stevens Point
UW-Milwaukee
Abstract:
We will develop six WWW or web-enhanced laboratory sessions using themes, exercises, and experiments common to introductory biology courses, to be used as an adjunct to traditional laboratory sessions at various UW System institutions. These programs will meet and exceed learning objectives for their traditional counterparts; allow instructors to monitor student progress, mediate discussion, and counsel students through on-line chat functions; and increase access and convenience for mobility impaired, commuting, non-traditional, and traditional students.

Issues and Accommodation Strategies to Increase Academic Success for Students with Disabilities: Model for Faculty Professional Development at UW-System Campuses

Amount Awarded:
$5,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Rich Dirks, Lillian Hillis, UW-Eau Claire
Alice Anderson, UW-Madison
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Madison
UW-Eau Claire
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to increase awareness, improve faculty and administrators knowledge and promote accommodation strategies based on the principles of Universal Design in the areas of assistive technology. This proposal describes an implementation plan that includes: 1) forming a work team with partnering campuses; 2) reviewing existing and developing new activities; 3) creating resources to be shared (website and binder of resource materials); 4) marketing the resources to System campuses.

Fall 1999

Total funding: $175,657

A Model for Asynchronous, Web-Based Support of Synchronous Distance Education Courses

Amount Awarded:
$32,414
Primary Investigator(s):
Joe Hagaman: UW-Stout
Jim Jorstad: UW-La Crosse
Ron Weseloh: UW-Stevens Point
Involved Campus(es):
University of Wisconsin-Stout
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Abstract:
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, in collaboration with UW-Stevens Point and UW-La Crosse, proposes to develop and disseminate a process and model for the creation of web sites which support courses delivered via distance education technologies. The project will utilize an existing distributed learning utility such as Learning Space, WebCT or Blackboard as the basis for the development of the project materials. The outcomes of the project will include: 1) the creation of a systematic process and practical tools which instructors and support staff can use to develop course-based web sites; 2) the development of a set of technical guidelines for revising and reformatting course materials for website use; 3) the delivery of a series of online training sessions that will familiarize instructors with web site construction techniques, methods for using the site as an effective teaching tool, and copyright and confidentiality issues, and 4) the creation of a core of distance education instructors who will move beyond "single system" thinking and embrace multiple technologies to enrich their courses.

Collaborative Distance Learning for Online Proficiency in Professional Contexts

Amount Awarded:
$27,821
Primary Investigator(s):
Gilles Bousquet, UW-Madison
Marcia Parker, UW-Stevens Point
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Madison
UW-Stevens Point
Abstract:

This curriculum redesign project will integrate distance learning technologies into French 524: Advanced Oral and Written Production in order to offer the course simultaneously to qualified students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Course redesign will utilize interactive videoconferencing, new web-based software (Winpitch LTL), and electronic communication (email, synchronous chat rooms). This project is a cutting edge endeavor: it is designed to confirm the belief that oral language proficiency can be mastered via the integration of distance learning technology methods into an existing course. French 524 will be one of the first context-based oral proficiency courses delivered via instructional technologies at a Midwestern university. Such a project will have far reaching implications for the teaching of advanced French in particular and for other foreign languages in general as findings can be made available to other language programs 

The redesigned French 524 will teach oral interaction in contexts students will encounter upon entering professional international career fields such as business, foreign relations, government, development, non-profit organization work, or journalism. Students will improve their overall French oral proficiency skills as well as their ability to interact within these specific contexts. In this way the new French 524 will prepare students with new skills and knowledge essential to future careers with an international focus. 

Hybrid Course Project

Amount Awarded:
$19,660
Primary Investigator(s):
Robert Kaleta, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Milwaukee
UW Colleges (Rock County, Sheboygan, Washington County, Waukesha)
Abstract:
Building upon our experience with online collaborative learning projects designed to supplement traditional classroom instruction, this two-year multi campus project replaces some classroom instruction with computer-based learning. These new "hybrid" courses increase learning effectiveness by focusing on instructional flexibility and diverse learning styles while simultaneously meeting the needs of a large regional population of commuter students. The training methods and assessment protocol developed during this project promote further faculty development at the five participating campuses and throughout the UW-System.

A Geographically Dispersed Learning Technology Development Center

Amount Awarded:
$71,562
Primary Investigator(s):
Richard Cleek, UW Colleges
Involved Campus(es):
UW Colleges
Abstract:
The UW Colleges is the only UW institution with no Learning Technology Development Center (LTDC). While the geographical dispersion and diseconomies of scale associated with 13 small campuses make the provision of faculty development support via a traditional LTDC problematic, the faculty need for instructional technology support in the UWC remains and grows. The UW Colleges proposes to create an efficient, efficient and dispersed LTDC. 

Establishment of UW System GIS Training Centers

Amount Awarded:
$20,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, UW-Stevens Point
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Stevens Point, UW-La Crosse, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-River Falls
Abstract:
This proposal will establish a UW System-wide network of centers that will provide training courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to faculty and staff of the UW System and eventually to other business and community groups of Wisconsin. 

The Faculty/TA Collaborative Web Project: Supplementary Budget Request

Amount Awarded:
$4,200
Title of Project:
Primary Investigator(s):
Robert Kaleta, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW Colleges (Rock County, Washington County, Sheboygan and Waukesha)
Abstract:
The two year collaborative multi-campus project trains teams of faculty and teaching assistants to integrate Web-based technology into their teaching. Project workshops and intensive follow-up tutorials encourage the redesign of basic curricula by developing multimedia formats for GER courses. Substantial assessment protocols measure the value of this approach for future curricular redesign that emphasizes the use of technology to support and extend team-based and active learning techniques. 

Spring 1999

Total funding: $266,625

Assessment: Building Strong Language Programs

Amount Awarded:
$35,350
Primary Investigator(s):
Fumiko Fukuta, UW-Oshkosh
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Oshkosh, UW-Madison, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Milwaukee, UW Colleges (Marathon County)
Abstract:
 

Asynchronous Distance Education for Distance Education Practitioners

Amount Awarded:
$46,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Jeannette McDonald, UW-Madison
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Madison, UW-Eau Claire
Abstract:
 

Collaborative TA/Faculty Web Project (2nd Year)

Amount Awarded:
$57,522
Primary Investigator(s):
Robert Kaleta, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Milwaukee, UW Colleges
Abstract:
 

Comparing Web-Based and Classroom Instruction

Amount Awarded:
$53,583
Primary Investigator(s):
Judith Senkevitch, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Milwaukee
Abstract:
 

Exploring the Experiences of Distance Education: The Common Experiences of Teachers of Teachers, Students and Technology Specialists

Amount Awarded:
$15,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Nancy Diekelman, UW-Madison
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Colleges, UW-Madison
Abstract:
 

Understanding and Interpreting Weather

Amount Awarded:
$9,870
Primary Investigator(s):
Steven Ackerman, UW-Madison
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Madison, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee
Abstract:
Not available

UW Student History Network

Amount Awarded:
$19,300
Primary Investigator(s):
James Oberly, UW-Eau Claire
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Eau Claire, UW-Whitewater, UW Colleges (Fox Valley)
Abstract:
 
MBA Consortium Grant (2nd Year)
Amount Awarded:
$30,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Tom Dock, UW-Eau Claire
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside
Abstract:
 

Winter 1999

Total Funding: $105,100

Training the Trainer: UW Colleges & UW-Milwaukee

Amount Awarded:
$5,800
Primary Investigator(s):
Dick Cleek, UW Colleges
Bob Kaleta, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW Colleges, UW-Milwaukee
Abstract:
 

University of Wisconsin Student History Network

Amount Awarded:
$8,000 (Planning Grant)
Primary Investigator(s):
Jim Oberly, UW-Eau Claire
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Eau Claire, UW Colleges, UW-Whitewater, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout
Abstract:
 

Training and Professional Development for Sites Using the Proposed UW System WebCT Utility

Amount Awarded:
$60,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Kathy Christoph, UW-Madison
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Madison
Abstract:
 

TA/Faculty Collaborative Web Project

Amount Awarded:
$31,300
Primary Investigator(s):
Bob Kaleta, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Milwaukee, UW Colleges
Abstract:
 

Fall 1998

Total Funding: $276,793

BioWeb

Amount Awarded:
$160,293
Primary Investigator(s):
Scott Cooper, UW-La Crosse
Involved Campus(es):
UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point, UW-River Falls, UW Colleges, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Stout
Abstract:
 

Business Consortium MBA Grant

Amount Awarded:
$116,500
Primary Investigator(s):
Tom Dock, UW-Eau Claire
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-la Crosse, UW-Milwaukee
Abstract:
 

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