The campus community is invited to attend presentations from the inaugural class of Fostering Innovation in Teaching with Technology (FITT) scholars.
The FITT Academy is a weeklong intensive hands-on faculty development event jointly sponsored by Resources for Information, Technology, and Education (RITE) and the Professional Development Center designed to foster a “community of practice” focused on advancing teaching with technology at Buffalo State.
This year, a group of full-time faculty and staff members were selected to collaborate with instructional technology and design specialists to develop a variety of novel teaching resources intended to enhance teaching and learning in their courses.
Please join us to learn more about the exciting and transformative accomplishments of the inaugural class of FITT scholars and their shared experience.
FITT Scholars and Projects
Seth Oyer, Assistant Professor, Communication Department
Goose Chase: Explore online scavenger hunts to enhance interactive experiences for students.
Eric Dolph, Assistant Professor, Interior Design Department
Virtual Reality: Investigate 3-D modeling software in a virtual reality environment to enhance spatial understanding using Google Cardboard.
Amy McMillan, Associate Professor, Biology Department
Flipped Classroom: Create instructional videos and identify additional supplemental media; establish best practices.
Maria Pacheco, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
Open Educational Resources: Develop faculty guide for OER adoption in their courses; apply creative commons license and share with the Buffalo State community.
David Abbott, Instructional Support Specialist, Physics Department
Open Educational Resources: Digitize homework assignments and identify OERs to enhance student comprehension.
Tim Bryant, Assistant Professor, English Department
Multimedia: Transform written assignment to incorporate digital/multimedia components in a way that can be reviewed by other students and published online.
Kathleen O’Brien, Director, Campus House; Lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism Department
Digital Badges: Develop and design a digital credentialing system using Blackboard Achievements to recognize student competency in specific skills.
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