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2016 Award Recipients

The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) has awarded ten grants to West Virginia University faculty to spur the integration of technology into the classroom. The quality of the applications was so strong, the number of grants was expanded this year. “Our TLC leadership team was highly pleased with the creativity and innovation shown in the application pool this year,” said Tracey Beckley, Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Commons. We look forward to exploring these technologies and teaching strategies with the awardees.”

The grants were awarded to

  • Matthew Heap and Chris Jones (GA), Adobe Captivate  (Music Theory)
  • Colleen Wood-Fields, Intellikeys Access Bundle  (Special Education)
  • Kirsha Trychta, Lightboard  (Law)
  • Yogendra Panta and Kenan Hatipoglu, Classroom Audio Visual Technology Workstand  (Mechanical Engineering- WVU Tech)
  • Robert O’Brien, Apple iPad Pros & CrimePad software  (Forensic & Investigative Science)
  • Ashley Martucci, Ricoh Theta S  (Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Huey ‘Hannah’ Lin, Apple iPad Air 2 & SpeakGood software  (World Languages)
  • Amber Butcher, Nicholas Gardner, Virginia Kline, and David Miller, Panoramic 360 Camera  (Journalism - Potomac State College)
  • Jay Drury and Chris Nitchter, Phantom 4 Video Drone  (Marching Band)
  • Dimitris Korakakis, Kenneth Hite, and Terence Ahern, Analog Discovery 2 Adapter Board/BNC Oscilloscope  (Electrical Engineering)

The awardees are expected to incorporate the technology into the classroom during the 2016-2017 academic year and present their findings in a poster session at the 2017 Celebrate event.