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Freedman Fellows Selected for 2006
The goal of the Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning, and Multimedia Services Center is to bring together in one place a variety of technological resources to support and sustain learners and to enhance and transform the educational process. The Freedman Center Fellows Program (sponsored by KSL, ITAC, and UCITE) was created to showcase the Freedman Center’s potential and to encourage faculty to use its facilities. These awards encourage the use of information and instructional technologies to redesign courses and build teaching tools that support the development of information and research skills objectives for undergraduate students.
For the 2nd year, four fellowships have been awarded to faculty whose teaching and course development meet these goals The award includes $5000 stipend as well as technical and research support from the KSL and Freedman Center staff.
This years fellows are:
Michel Avital, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Weatherhead School of Management. Dr. Avital will create a curriculum that utilizes interdependent modules and tasks that require students to search for information repositories, critically assess these repositories and reproduce their findings for presentation in a variety of multimedia publishing applications – including a 5-10 minute video on a topic addressed in the course.
David Carney and Andrew Dorchak of the Case School of Law propose to digitize the background information on a famous nightclub fire and to create a multimedia presentation centering on the incident that will be used by students. The presentation will include model interviews with witnesses and videoconferences with attorneys, as well as an online tutorial for conducting legal research strategies so that students can learn at their own pace.
Kurt Koenigsberger, Assistant Professor, Department of English, focuses on the questions of cultural and textual display over the past 200 years. His project will involve the use of the Freedman Center to digitize and contextualize materials from KSL’s collections.
Heather Meakin, Assistant Professor, Department of English, will use the Freedman Center resources and materials from KSL’s Special Collections to design a new course in Early Modern Cultural Studies that will create a virtual Early Modern or Renaissance world for students to explore
Posted by Brian Gray on July 21, 2006 01:48 PM