HILT awarded five Spark Grants of up to $15K intended to “spark” promising teaching and learning projects. Awardees will:
- Examine podcasting as a learning tool. Natalie DuPre, E. Francis Cook, Myroslava Makuch, and Sejal Vashi (SPH) will train students to effectively communicate through podcasting.
- Leverage the video essay to improve teaching and learning. Jorrit de Jong and Cecily Tyler (HKS) will explore the video essay as an integrative teaching tool.
- Optimize preparation for the flipped classroom. Henrike Besche, Randall King, Elizabeth Lemoine, and Barbara Cockrill (HMS) will use efficiency metrics to analyze the effectiveness of pre-class materials.
- Produce a series of ethnographic engagements. Kaya Williams (FAS) will use an ethnographic lens to spark an interdisciplinary and intergenerational conversation on the role of whiteness in research, pedagogy, and institutional life.
- Study how decision-making is taught across disciplines. Baruch S. Krauss (HMS), Joanna Huang (FAS), Rhonda Bondie, and Chris Dede (HGSE) will develop effective methods for pedagogical instruction of decision-making.
HILT awarded three Targeted Support projects of up to $125K. Awardees will:
- Assess the Teachlytool. Dan Levy, Theodore Svoronos, Karti Subramanian, and Sarah Hamma (HKS) will study the effectiveness of a software tool designed to help faculty teach more inclusively and effectively.
- Expand web application for language pedagogy. Ivy Livingston and Mark Schiefsky (FAS) and Rebecca Miller, Jeff Emanuel, and Bill Barthelmy (HUIT) will broaden languages and features available within Hedera.
- Scale established SEAS LTI tools. Gabriel Abrams (DCE) will open the SEAS education technology application store university-wide.