Fellows Since 2009
2018 TLT Faculty Fellows
David’s fellowship project aims to mobilize a Data Science community that will bring together data science-related efforts of faculty, students, and organizations throughout the University.
Kathryn aims to use her fellowship to create a Compendium of Creative Fluency that will make concepts, practices, activities, and materials covering creative fluency readily available to Penn State faculty and students.
Robotics / Immersive Environment
While technology opens avenues that can erode academic integrity, it may also hold the key to guiding students to more ethical decisions. Alan’s fellowship will explore that possibility.
Topics for Fellowships
By combining ideas and innovative spirit with expertise in academic thought, we can work collaboratively to apply emerging technologies for teaching and learning. The call for 2019-20 TLT Faculty Fellows is now open and the upcoming academic year’s theme is “Learning Spaces.” Learning spaces can include physical, digital, virtual, blended, and data-informed places where students interact with course material.
All Penn State faculty, from any discipline, are encouraged to share their innovative idea by submitting a proposal for exploring, enhancing, or engaging students in the many spaces where they learn. To submit your proposal or ask any questions, please email email@example.com. The deadline for proposals is April 19, 2019.
Open Educational Resources
The wide adoption of Open Educational Resources (OERs) is one way to advance Penn State’s goal of making a degree more affordable. We seek faculty collaborators that want to create and/or adopt OERs as part of a course or curriculum. OERs include open textbooks (such as those found at OpenStax), publicly available online learning modules, and open collections of knowledge (such as Wikipedia).
Continued reliance on information technology produces vast amounts of data through interactions with various systems, platforms, and tools. How can these data be leveraged to make better decisions related to learning? With Canvas data now available, along with other data from our existing education technology ecosystem, we have access to rich sets of data regarding how students are interacting with course content and resources. How can these data be used to empower student learning?
“Immersive experiences” is an encompassing phrase we use because it encapsulates technology-rich environments such as virtual reality and 360° video, as well as engaged scholarship opportunities, such as study abroad. These experiences have the power to elevate student learning to new heights. We seek individuals interested in collaborating on the exploration of immersive experiences as a teaching and learning tool, specifically how they can be scaled across the entire University community.
Through identifying, prototyping, and testing novel solutions, design thinking is a process that can be applied to better grapple with problems that resist resolution. Though it is most often found in design-oriented disciplines, this method is discipline-agnostic. We seek individuals that wish to leverage design thinking to support student learning. Various facilities around campus exist to support design thinking, such as the Design Thinking Lab and Maker Commons.
We have a variety of unique learning spaces coming online around the university; spaces that allow faculty to think differently about teaching and learning. Whether it’s unique technology, flexible spaces, or access to prototyping tools, we have spaces that create new affordances for faculty and students. We seek faculty collaborators that want to re-imagine aspects of their courses that take advantage of our spaces, or faculty that are interested in helping us explore new classroom designs that fully engage students.