Faculty Academy 2010

I Contain Multitudes: Finding Whitman in a Digital World

“Digital Whitman,” a Fall 2009 senior seminar in English taught by Mara Scanlon, Brady Earnhart, and Jim Groom, was part of an NEH-funded grant called “Looking for Whitman: the Poetry of Place in the Life and Work of Walt Whitman.”  This project, which was cited in the 2010 Horizon Report from The New Media ConsortiumRead More…

Connecting Across Campus: An Interdisciplinary Software Project

The UMW Speaking Center consultants have been taking in more and more appointments from an increasing number of students. Typically we receive appointment requests by email, telephone, or in person. In an effort to improve efficiency, together with CPSC students under the supervision of Professor Jennifer Polack, we have been developing and testing a newRead More…

Demographic Characteristics of Synchronous Online Learners: A Quantitative Study

This presentation will discuss data from a two-year study of nontraditional students who chose to meet synchronously online with a writing center consultant rather than meet face-to-face.  Consultations were hosted using Elluminate, allowing even dial-up students to meet, talk, chat, and application share with a consultant.  The study tracks the program’s progress from its inceptionRead More…

Using JING to Create a Software Demonstration Video

I often teach in a classroom without the technology needed to demonstrate the software I want my students to use.  I have added a lot of step-by-step directions to my assignments but some students need more help.  At the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics this past spring I saw a demonstration of howRead More…

Is Digital Scholarship Really Scholarship?

This session will consider its eponymous question in the context of the future of the university. The format of the session will focus on a conversation motivated by the following questions:  What is digital scholarship?  What forms does it take?  Does it/should it count in your department/discipline for purposes of tenure, promotion, fame & fortune?Read More…

Curriculum, Community, and the Capacious Blog

At a minimum, blogs may be aesthetically pleasing and fluid course management systems.  But my interest here is in what I call the “capacious blog,” the ability of the multiuser course blog to contain all levels of discourse, to be both analysis and play or indeed to blur the lines between the two.  What isRead More…

Wake Up!: Blogs as a Tool to Encourage Students Progress from Learning to Acting

Discussions about environmental problems require multimedia—no lecture can present the same impact as a photo of turtles entangled in a net or a video of a mountaintop exploding. Typically, the professor chooses the photos, videos, even the issues, to present. Learning about and discussing all these environmental problems, however, can become discouraging, and students canRead More…

Fostering Connections in Business Communities through Social Networking

Social networking is a part of most students’ personal and professional lives. This presentation showcases an online learning community fostering connections between students, academia, industry experts, and business partners. Discussion focuses on the role of social networks in business and the value of personal brand creation in business communities.

Finding Their Own Way: Student Digital History Projects

In this panel, 3-4 students from the Adventures in Digital History Senior Seminar will discuss the process by which they developed and created group digital history projects on Civil War Fredericksburg, the James Monroe Papers, and Mary Ball Washington.  They’ll also discuss how such free-form assignments fit into their liberal arts experience.

Exploring an Improved Multidimensional Framework of Cultural Intellgence in the Context of IT

This research attempts to develop an enhanced model for the measurement of cultural intelligence in individuals in the Management Information Systems workforce and identifies additional dimensions of cultural intelligence that supplement the current four dimensional model of Ang Soon’s Cultural Intelligence framework in order to better measure the value of cultural intelligence in individuals workingRead More…