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The Faculty Innovators Program is a 24-month professional development program for faculty. Our mission is to create a cadre of technology "champions" throughout the COEHS who will mentor their fellow faculty members and raise the standard for technology integration in teaching and learning.
New for 2012 Faculty Innovators Apps!
Join our Faculty Innovators in their exploration of the best apps for the higher education classroom. This year members of the Faculty Innovators program have been tasked with sharing curriculum ideas and classifying different uses of popular mobile apps under learning levels provided in Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Are you looking for a new app to try with one of your courses or a new way to teach an objective? Explore our Faculty Innovators Apps page! Would you like to join the exploration and share the apps that you are currently using your your classroom with your colleagues? We would love for you to join us! Click on the image of the iPad to enter our app sharing site. Tap or click on the app that you would like to explore and you will be taken to a listing of objectives, learning activities, inside and outside of class activities, and project ideas. If you are interested in submitting an idea to the site press the submit button in the lower right-hand corner of the iPad on the page.
Solving a Growing Problem
As higher education faculty have full workloads with classroom teaching assignments, field specific research, and service projects, time for exploring cutting-edge technology for teaching often beomces one of their lowest priorities.
In an institutional setting where the student population comes equipped with laptops, cell phones, iTunes, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, and Second Life this raises a recurring need for a professional development program capable of supporting change in the methodologies and technologies selected for use in the classroom.
- Bridge the gap between teaching and technology.
- Meet increasing student needs and expectations for technology integration in higher education instruction.
- Promote the development of published research projects on the efficacy of technology integration in post-secondary education.
Applications are accepted each April. Please discuss your interest with your department chairperson. Contact Dawn Sweet, DR-Sweet@wiu.edu for more information.