Practicing Digital Fellow

Using VR to transcend time & Space

Background The growth of Digital Humanities has been one of the most exciting pedagogical developments in my field over the past decade. Access to texts, manuscripts, and artifacts via numerous databases has revolutionized the study of antiquity. I’ve used many of these resources in my teaching, but after learning of a colleague in Modern Languages, …

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Teaching students to Apply Statistics in R and Rstudio

Overview: In order to actually apply statistics in real life, it is imperative that students be able to implement statistical techniques using software. It is even better if students can learn a programming language which is either designed for statistical analyses (e.g. R) or one which has many packages designed for statistics (e.g. Python, Julia). …

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Engaging Students Using Infographic and Word Cloud

My digital fellowship project is for the Accounting Information Systems course in Spring 2022. The project has two components. One is an infographic assignment on blockchain technology topics, and the other is the use of Kahoot! word cloud to facilitate a discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) ethics. The Infographic Assignment In the course, I cover …

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Building Community and Spanish Language Skills through Blogging

During the Spring 2022 semester, I modified my Spanish 300: Conversation, Composition, and Culture course to include a new digital component, a Domain that hosted a WordPress class blog, to enhance and elevate student learning. During the Spring 2021 semester, with Taylor Jadin’s expertise and assistance, I implemented a Domain that hosted a WordPress blog …

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Embedding New Techniques

For my Practicing Digital Fellowship period, I used the time to experiment with several different changes to my courses that included aspects of digital pedagogy, open education, information literacy, and other creative approaches to teaching and learning, while incorporating hybrid course design. Below are the changes I incorporated into my courses and a discussion relating …

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The use of Kahoot in accounting courses

Fall 2021, I taught managerial accounting and auditing. The major difference between those two courses is that managerial accounting is a non-accounting major course, while auditing is an accounting major course. This likely leads to different perceptions of learning accounting materials. Especially, accounting courses are generally considered as hard and boring; therefore, my project was …

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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT in hybrid courses

THE PROJECT In Teacher Education technology is integrated into all courses as a means of challenging our students (preservice teachers) to critically think about the ways in which various tech tools can support learning. This is done indirectly (such as by instructors utilizing technology themselves to support preservice teacher learning and model the use of …

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