Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)

2007-2008 Grant Awards and Reports

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Curricular Redesign Grant

Collaborative Learning Models and Pedagogical Practices for Undergrad Research in Math and Science, through Team Development of Learning Objects for the PRAXIS II

Amount Awarded:
$75,036
Primary Investigator(s):
Bob Hoar, UW-La Crosse,
Sherri Serros, UW-Eau Claire
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse

Enhanced Active Learning in Political Science Using Student Response System Technology

Amount Awarded:
$12,135
Primary Investigator(s):
Geoffrey Peterson, UW-Eau Claire
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Eau Claire, UW Stevens Point, UW-La Crosse
Grant documents
View Active Learning grant final report

Using Technology to Enhance the First Year Experience: Implications for Academic and Co-Curricular Learning

Amount Awarded:
$66,500
Primary Investigator(s):
Jude Rathburn, UW-River Falls,
Karen Ryan, UW-River Falls,
Lorna Wong, UW-Whitewater,
Lorie Allen , UW-Parkside
Involved Campus(es):
UW-River Falls, UW-Superior, UW-Whitewater, UW-Parkside

Investigating Wikis in Courses and Cross-Campus Collaborations in the UWS

Amount Awarded:
$68,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Nancy Chick, UW Colleges,
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, UW-Parkside,
Jakob Iversen, UW-Oshkosh
Involved Campus(es):
UW Colleges (Barron County, Washington County, Marathon County), UW-Parkside, UW-Oshkosh

Emerging Technology Grant

Media Suitcase - Flash based multi-media delivery application

Amount Awarded:
$5,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Chris Henige, UW-Whitewater
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Whitewater
Grant documents
View Media Suitcase grant final report

Virtual Worlds in Education- Exploring Potential and Accessing Impact

Amount Awarded:
$5,000
Primary Investigator(s):
Tanya Joosten, UW-Milwaukee
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Milwaukee
Grant documents
View Second Life grant final report

The effect of Heart Rate on Student Learning in a kinesiology Course combining theory and Activity

Amount Awarded:
$4,800
Primary Investigator(s):
Tracy Yengo, UW-Eau Claire
Involved Campus(es):
UW-Eau Claire
Abstract:

UW-Eau Claire requires all students to complete one credit of physical activity and one credit of wellness. Students can choose from a plethora of activity courses to fulfill the one-credit activity component; however, the wellness component is offered by more than one academic department. Students often choose wellness and activity classes for convenience or interest but seldom tie them to each other much less to intentional learning about their personal health and wellness. Also, according to a 2004-05 UW-Eau Claire kinesiology study of 366 students in activity courses, only one-fourth reported that they were very likely to continue a wellness activity. To meet the needs of today's students, changes in course offerings and objectives are needed. While an online offering is attractive to many students, how can it aid students in becoming more intentional about their health and wellness? To test the ability of an online course to aid student intentionality, the instructor would like to relate wellness theory to activity by introducing heart monitors to the course. The heart rate monitors would be used for the 8-week, online course. The students would be allowed to keep the monitors for the duration of the semester. A pre-class survey will ask students about their current knowledge of wellness theory and their fitness level. At the end of the semester the students will be asked to rate the effectiveness of applying wellness theory to fitness activity. They will be asked if they continued their fitness programs and if so, did they do so using the heart monitors. This data will be analyzed and used to make decisions about the Kinesiology curricula for the fitness and wellness courses as well as for the continued use of heart monitors in these courses.

Grant documents
View Heart Rate grant proposal | View Heart Rate grant final report

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