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Phone: (713) 221-8400


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Location: A700 (TTLC)
Phone: (713) 221-8200

 

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IT Grants Showcase


Information Technology Grants are awarded to several faculty members each semester. Twice a year you may apply for an IT grant to implement your innovative technology and teaching idea. Read on to see our featured IT Grants in past semesters.

Spring 2009

 

Mixed Online Hybrid Course Model with a scenario-based course context
by Dr. Barbara Belbot

Barbara BelbotMy original proposal was to create a class based largely on scenarios with a 55% traditional, asynchronous online format and a 45% synchronous format.

As I worked with the TTLC team, I realized my plans were a bit ahead of the times in terms of technology (numbers of students who can engage in a synchronous format at one time). In addition, the team explored with me whether criminal justice students are interested and available for a class with such a large synchronous component. About the same time, UHD purchased Go-To-Meeting software.


As the class evolved, I reduced the percentage of the class that relied on a synchronous format and introduced several Go-To-Meetings for delivering that portion of the class that will be synchronous. I revamped the class so that almost half of it is based on scenarios.

"The TTLC team was terrific. I got the technical help I needed, but more than that the team was full of ideas about ways to make the class interesting and challenging. The TTLC folks were realistic about the technology, helping me “match” the best options for a 25-30 member class and ways to manage that number of students and still deliver a synchronous (now in the form of Go-To-Meetings) component. I also got great ideas about how to make the class look appealing and organized. The experience was exceptionally positive."
Screenshots from the course created:
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Screenshot - Assessments
Home Page
Assignments
Calendar
     
Screenshot - Discussions
Screenshot - Goals
Screenshot - Learning Modules
Discussions
Introducing Yourself
Tasks


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Fall 2008

Why Cook from Scratch: A Box Mix Approach to Web-Enhanced Course Design
by Professors Cindy Stewart and Christine Bachman

Professors Cindy Stewart and Christine Bachman were awarded the Spring '09 IT grant to complete their innovative online course idea.


A course template was developed for Introduction to Psychology to increase the number of faculty using technology in the classroom and increase the number of first year students exposed to Blackboard Vista.  The course template has been used by 70% of Introduction to Psychology professors and over 400 students since its development. 


PDF document
A Constructivist Approach to Online Course Template Design to be published September 2009 in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching.

Professor Cindy Stewart
Cindy Stewart
"The development of the course template would not have been possible without grant funding or the help of IT.  Such a template required experts in instructional design."
Screenshots from the course created:
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Screenshot - Syllabus
Screenshot - Assessments
Home Page
Syllabus
Assessments
     
Screenshot - Discussions
Screenshot - Goals
Screenshot - Learning Modules
Discussions
Goals
Learning Modules


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Fall 2008

 

An Online Course For Business Statistics II (Stat 3310)
by Dr. Erin Hodgess

Erin Hodgess
Erin Hodgess

UHD has an online general business degree. This course is an extra elective for that degree as well as several other degree plans. Now UHD can offer the both necessary statistics course in a fully online format, which is a great help to students.

Dr. Hodgess has implemented an audio welcome message as an example that professors can relay their personalities to their online students.

"Information Technology was completely wonderful! I tend to work at night and would send e-mails in the middle of the night. Very often I would get replies in the middle of the night! They work all of the time and were completely supportive."
Screenshots from the course created:
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Screenshot - Syllabus
Screenshot - Discussions
Home Page
Syllabus
Discussions
     
Screenshot -  Learning Modules
Screenshot - Samples
Screenshot - Installation Video Download
Learning Modules
Samples
Installation Video
Download


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Spring 2008

 

Fully online course development for ECO 4303: International Economics Course
by Dr. Anisul Islam

Anisul Islam
Anisul Islam

"I would not have been able to complete this challenging project without the constant, enthusiastic, and untiring support, advice, constructive critique, and training that was provided to me by the TTLC experts and the IT Grant supervision team members. I do not hesitate to say that

This course is an advanced level International Economics course involving various theories, models, data tables and analysis, equations, and an extensive amount of graphics.

Because of the complexities involved, this course is normally offered as a F2F course. I took it as a challenge to develop this course fully online. But to do this, I needed a grant to give me motivations and incentives to work as well as access to highly technical advice that would be needed from the TTLC experts.

The IT grant that I applied for and received from the TTLC in the spring of 2008 provided me that opportunity to take up this challenge. To develop this course, I had to learn a lot of technical and innovative tools within Blackboard Vista and had to learn how to integrate a number of different software and other tools to make them work within Blackboard Vista.

In this pursuit, I could not have been successful on my own unless I have received tremendous amount of help, advice, training, and support from a number of experts and grant supervision team member s from the TTLC who worked constantly and passionately with me to make it a success.

With their help and support, I was able to complete this challenging course to be offered fully online and it is now ready to be offered in Spring 2009.

the TTLC experts are not only knowledgeable and highly capable individuals in their area of expertise, but their motivation and dedication to help me and others is unmatched compared to any other department in the entire university. It had been a pleasure to know them and I feel honored to work with them."
Screenshots from the course created:
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Screenshot - Syllabus
Screenshot - Discussions
Pop-up Announcements
Home Page
Additional Resources
     
Screenshot -  Learning Modules
Screenshot - Samples
Screenshot - Installation Video Download
Web Links
Journey to Mecca
Lecture Notes Updates


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