Hybrid Learning Award | Fall 2015

In November of 2014, sixteen Columbia faculty were awarded grants to support the redesign, delivery, and evaluation of their courses during the 2015 academic year.

This Hybrid Learning initiative, from the Office of the Provost, represents a new era of support for innovative teaching at Columbia. Sixteen proposals were chosen to be implemented during the 2015 academic year with grants of up to $20,000 and in-kind support from the CTLMichelle Hall, our Associate Director for Educational Programs, has taken the lead in managing CTL support for his initiative along with Senior Educational Technologist Michael Cennamo.

Below are the faculty awardees organized chronologically by what semester their projects will be actualized:

Courses in Spring 2015

Manan Ahmed

Assistant Professor, History

Last year, in his undergraduate lecture course, Manan assigned digital essays to his students that required them to use Scalar and MediaThread to annotate digital images and architectural designs. This year he is expanding these types of assignments and creating an interactive, geo-spatial seminar for his graduate course, Borderlands.
CTL Support: Aurora Collado

Susan Boynton

Professor of Historical Musicology

Susan is using digital humanities tools to foster active learning in her Seminar on Historical Musicology. Her graduate students will build open, online exhibitions and other digital presentations of medieval manuscripts.
CTL Support: Andre Laboy

Angelina Craig-Florez

Lecturer in Spanish

With the help of iPads, and an application for generating iBooks, Angelina is redesigning the final project for her course, Spain in its Art. By the end of the course, her students will have created a collaborative iBook with the goal of the students developing a higher linguistic, and cultural competence in the Spanish Language.
CTL Support: Aurora Collado

Maya Hastie

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Maya is using blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to disseminate medical information, and evaluate her fellows in Critical Care Medicine (CCM). Working with Daniela Darrah, a colleague in the CCMprogram, Maya will also create multimedia resources for 10-20 important fieldwork topics.
CTL Support: Angie Lee

John Hunt

Biological Sciences Professor

John is implementing a flipped classroom model for his first-year and sophomore students in Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications of Biophysical Methods. He is using Camtasia, and the CTL’s video production team to produce his lectures and pre-class assignments.
CTL Support: Michael Cennamo

Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou

Civic Engineering Professor

Ionnas is working with Liam Comerford, an overseas PhD student, to customize e-learning software that will help flip his course Random Process in Mechanics. The software, a customized iteration of Comerford’s previous work at the University of Liverpool, will allow students to traverse interactive activity modules with personalized levels of difficulty.
CTL Support: Ellen Maleszewski

Phillip LaRocco

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Phillip is using Wikispaces, Socrative ARS, lecture videos, and pre-class quizzes to flip his graduate course, Energy Business and Economic Development.
CTL Support: Sarohini Chahal

Shaoyan Qi

Lecturer in Chinese

Shaoyan, and her Teaching Assistant Chen Wu, are working with the Columbia Language Resource Center to develop a new way for students in Introductory Chinese A to perfect, and connect, their perceptions of Mandarin tones with their pronunciation. During filmed pronunciation “drill sessions,” Shaoyan will be using iClickers to assess student learning.
CTL Support: Paul Stengel

Katherine Reuther

Associate in Biomedical Engineering

Katherine will be using concept mapping tools to immerse her graduate students in Biomedical Engineering Design. She is also using Camtasia, and other video production tools, to record 20 of her lectures in order to flip her class.
CTL Support: Jason Guzman

Martha Sliwinski

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine

Martha is working with the CTL’s video production team to produce a series of procedural videos to be viewed by her physical therapy students. She is also using Google Glass with Livestream to broadcast lab sessions. In addition, Martha is exploring the Virtual PT Clinician tool as a starting point for building her own specialized case-studies to teach her students clinical reasoning skills.
CTL Support: Ashley Kingon

Courses in Fall 2015

Adam Cannon

Senior Lecturer, Machine Learning

Adam is putting together a team of instructors to blend an entirely new interdisciplinary computing course. Computing in Context will teach computational literacy to liberal arts students. Students will watch lecture videos before class, and participate in collaborative assignments online.
CTL Support: Jason Guzman

Donald Davis

Ragnar Nurkse Professor of Economics

Donald is building a 2.0 version of his course The Economics of New York City with video elements and geo-spatial mapping. He plans to build a video archive of interviews with outside experts and neighborhood tours to allow his students to experience spatial elements in the historical evolution of New York City.
CTL Support: Andrew Flatgard

Rachel Gordon

Assistant Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology

Rachel is building on success she has already had using team-based learning and flipped classroom techniques to rework her course on infectious diseases. Her students will form groups to work through clinical scenarios in which they must respond to difficult questions as a cohesive unit.
CTL Support: Angie Lee

Darcy Kelley

Harold Weintraub Professor of Biological Sciences

Darcy is having her Frontiers of Science (FoS) students watch lecture videos before class and use Smart Sparrow, an adaptive e-learning tool, to evaluate their learning. FoS is a Core Curriculum course for all Columbia College students.
CTL Support: Paul Stengel

Letty Moss-Salentijn

Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine

Letty is beginning an ambitious redesign of the entire didactic course component for third-year students in the College of Dental Medicine. Letty has gathered a teaching team that will use WACOM tablets with Camtasia to produce content in order to flip 4—of 13—didactic course modules.
CTL Support: Angie Lee

Brent Stockwell

Professor, Biological Sciences and Chemistry

Brent is taking his already-flipped course Biochemistry: Structure and Metabolism and applying web-based, analytical tools to evaluate the effectiveness of team-based science learning.
CTL Support: Michael Cennamo

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