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2021 Award Recipients

While in the midst of the pandemic, planning took place for the 2021 Technology Integration Grant process. Changes were made to complement the changing demands on our faculty, as well as meet the updated needs of the institution. For 2021, Technology Integration Grants were offered in the form of 7 types of kits: USB Microphone, Webcam, Document Camera, Action Camera, Video Camera, 360-Degree Video Camera, and 360-Degree Conference Camera. 

The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) awarded 11 grants to West Virginia University faculty.

Grants were awarded to:

  • Jennifer Stueckle (Teaching Associate Professor of Biology, WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences) was awarded the Document Camera Kit to provide live microscope images for a real-life feel alternative to online simulations. This allows Hybrid and Remote students the ability to perform labs based on images and observations. Additional project participants include graduate teaching assistants (TBD), as well as 12 high school teachers participating in ACCESS Early College Program.
  • Pawan Jain (Assistant Professor of Finance, WVU College of Business & Economics) was awarded the USB Microphone Kit to record quality audio for instructional videos as well as recording podcasts that the students can download and listen at their own convenience.
  • Kim Floyd (Associate Professor of Counseling and Learning Sciences, WVU College of Education and Human Services) was awarded the Action Camera Kit to provide pre-service teachers (and students seeking other degrees) the ability to examine what their instruction, actions, or behaviors are seen like through the lens of a child and/or other participant.  Additional project participants include Ashley Martucci, Colleen Wood-Fields, and Frankie Tack
  • Nathan Van Vranken (Visiting Professor of STEM, Academic Affairs at WVU Potomac State College) was awarded the Video Camera Kit to provide high quality recordings of real world examples (such as trips to rock outcrops, lab demonstrations, and interviews. 
  • Gerald Angle (Teaching Assistant Professor in Fundamentals of Engineering, WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources) was awarded the USB Microphone, Webcam, Document Camera, and Action Camera Kits to provide and enhance recorded and live lectures provided to Engineering students, including intricate videos of soldering techniques, robotics, etc.
  • Ganesh Ghimire  (Associate Professor of STEM, Academic Affairs at WVU Potomac State College) was awarded the Video Camera Kit to record lectures and demonstrations about organic chemistry topics including hybridization and spectroscopic techniques.
  • Roshan Lamichhane (Assistant Professor of Chemistry, WVU Potomac State College) was awarded the Document Camera to provide recorded video for support and reinforcement to class attendees (particularly to shy and first generation students) to supplement their learning, note-taking, and reviewing abilities. Availability will be secured and engagement analytics utilized.
  • Lizzie Santiago (Teaching Associate Professor in Fundamentals of Engineering, WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources) was awarded the Video Camera kit to record students while solving engineering problems, implementing a think-aloud protocol to understand the role of conceptual knowledge and procedural knowledge in students ability to solve problems.

The awardees are expected to incorporate the technology into their teaching during the 2021-2022 academic year and present their findings in a poster session at Celebrate in May of 2022.