Call for Applications:
2021 Teaching with Technology Partnership
During the past year, COVID-19 caused educators and learners worldwide to quickly transition and adapt to online or hybrid learning. This pandemic challenge, unprecedented in scope, demanded that faculty, TAs, and students use technologies to facilitate teaching and learning in new environments. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has been active in supporting these efforts. Now, as you plan for teaching in the new year ahead, CTL invites you to partner with us to leverage technologies to engage your students and support their success with better online and hybrid teaching.
The Teaching with Technology Partnership (TTP) is a CTL initiative that supports and promotes effective and innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning. These partnerships involve collaboration between the following two parties:
- Faculty Fellows: The Teaching with Technology Faculty Fellows will be the sponsors of projects on which they wish to collaborate with CTL.
- CTL Learning Technology Specialists: CTL will be a creative partner in the projects selected for the TTP program. Each project will be assigned a CTL learning technology specialist, who will be available to meet with the faculty fellows regularly to develop, implement, and assess the projects.
Applications for the 2021 Teaching with Technology Partnership are now open. If you have a project in mind and would like to partner with CTL to work on it, please submit your application by Friday, January 15, 2021(the deadline has been extended from Sunday, January 3, 2021).
What Potential Projects Does TTP Support?
Potential projects that individuals, teams, and departments might pursue with CTL support include, but are not limited to the following:
- Active Learning /Student Engagement : Design, implement, and evaluate innovative curricular and pedagogical ideas to use learning technologies to engage students and improve student learning, especially in large undergraduate classes.
- Course Design or Re-design: Design and develop a new course, or redesign an existing course by incorporating technologies to improve learning outcomes in various learning environments.
- Digital Course Materials Development: Develop interactive digital course materials that can be shared among departmental instructors in their teaching and learning efforts.
What Support Will CTL Provide to TTP?
The learning technology specialists in CTL will provide the following assistance to the selected projects:
- Consultation: CTL will provide consultations and recommendations on what technologies can meet the needs of the projects and how technologies can be used to achieve the learning goals of the projects.
- Workshop: For projects that require faculty and/or students to use technologies in their classes, CTL will offer workshops as needed on how to use the technologies effectively.
- Design and development: CTL will collaborate with content specialists to design and develop digital course materials for the proposed projects.
- Implementation and Evaluation: CTL will provide assistance in implementing the projects and assessing the impact of the projects on student learning.
- Dissemination: CTL will help disseminate the outcomes of the projects through CTL-sponsored events and feature the projects on the CTL web site.
What Is Required for TTP Projects?
- A faculty fellow applicant must be a full-time Georgia Tech academic or research faculty member and submit descriptions of the project he/she would like to sponsor.
- The potential project must be endorsed by the relevant department(s) and school(s).
- All TTP faculty fellows will meet as a cohort virtually once a month from January to June 2021, discussing the progress of their projects and providing feedback to others.
What Are the Evaluation Criteria for Potential TTP Projects?
Due to limited resources, TTP can only support a few projects every year, depending on their scale. We will consider potential TTP projects based on the following criteria:
- Relevance to department and institute priorities
- Impact on student learning
- Feasibility of project plan
- Clarity of measurement for project success
- Potential application to other teaching and learning activities across campus