During the Fall 2015 (13) proposals were submitted to the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards. The Academic Technology Advisory Council awarded a total of $95,884 for the following (5) proposals. For more information about each proposal, click on the proposal title.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Proposal Title Principal Investigators Org Unit Department Award
Enhancing Student Learning in Health Screening Implementation through use of Decision Trees Heuristics and Branching e-Learning Interaction Jeanine Abrons College of Pharmacy Applied Clinical Sciences $15,000
In-course development and utilization of the NMITA Identification Tool (NIT): an on-line tool for learning about taxonomy, biodiversity informatics and species identification, blending technology and real fossils Tiffany Adrain College of Liberal Arts Earth & Environmental Sciences $10,484
New Tools for Musicianship and Theory Pedagogy Matthew Arndt College of Liberal Arts School of Music $5,000
An Interactive Simulation Environment for Learning Statistical Concepts, Phase 2 Sheila
                Barron
College of Education Psychological & Quantitative Foundations $25,400
A Virtual Laboratory and Game-based Testing Application to Facilitate Self-directed Learning in Histology and Histopathology Nathan Swailes College of Medicine Anatomy & Cell Biology $40,000
      TOTAL: $95,884

The Academic Technologies Advisory Council assists the Provost's Office and Chief Information Officer in setting directions and priorities for developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional technology directions for the university. Proposals for the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards are accepted in the fall. Applicants are encouraged to get started on them now. ATAC provides feedback and assist in development of proposals. For more information, contact maggie-jesse@uiowa.edu or visit the award program’s website.

The Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards help fund innovative applications of instructional technologies that impact student success and retention. Applicants are encourage to use emerging instructional technologies such as augmented reality, crowd-sourcing, electronic books (ePub/eText), game-based learning, geo-everything, gesture-based computing, learning analytics, mobile computing, personal web, open content, semantic-aware applications, simulation/simulators for instruction, smart objects, social networking, visual data analysis, and video (e.g., "grassroots video"). For a description on each of these and other technologies used for instruction, see: "Horizon Reports: Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning."