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LVAIC Teagle Hybrid Learning Grant Sharing Symposium Allows Faculty to Learn and Collaborate

March 8, 2018, @ 8:00 AM

For the last three years, LVAIC has been the recipient of a grant from the Teagle Foundation focused on collaboratively designing courses and sets of modules and building a network of “Digital Faculty Fellows” who will mentor each other and generate interest among colleagues to pursue hybrid course development opportunities that enrich the academic experience, while sharing costs and using classroom and laboratory facilities more efficiently. Each year, as part of this Digital Faculty Fellows network, LVAIC hosts a sharing symposium for the most recent cohort to report out on their projects: successes, lessons learned, and the value of collaboration in their overall efforts. This year, the sharing symposium will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Moravian College and will encompass representatives from all participating projects over the 3 years of the program.

The current projects for the 2017-2018 academic year include the following:

  • Business Simulation
  • Diversity and Competence
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Genetics and Adaptations

Each project is led by faculty from at least 2 different campuses who have collaboratively developed modules for courses they are currently running on their own campuses. Over the course of the grant, faculty from each of the 6 member campuses have been involved throughout the 12 projects that have created around 40 different modules for 500 LVAIC students across the work of 42 faculty members.

Beyond simply facilitating the projects and managing the development of the faculty network and course modules, LVAIC has also aided faculty with professional development workshops to better prepare them for creating their own tools and course elements. These workshops have included mobile applications, video creation and editing, and more. The full electronic resources, as well as more information about the Teagle Hybrid Learning Grant, are available on the LVAIC website.

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