To facilitate the development of creative uses of educational technology on campus, we are excited to fund Boston University faculty to enhance teaching and learning in focused strategic areas. This program is the continuation of the CETLI seed grant program that was launched in Spring 2013.

2014 Grants

Eric Braude, a Metropolitan College associate professor of computer science, is designing Knowla, a “knowledge assembly” system. Knowla would allow students to respond to test questions in forms that could be automatically graded. Knowla first would dissect test material, including speeches, poems, essays or computer programs, into fragments according to the instructor’s specifications. The drag-and-drop feature will allow students to rearrange the randomly ordered fragments and see the evolving result. Knowla would score the student based on how well she reconstructs the fragments to match the original document.

Eric Braude, a Metropolitan College associate professor of computer science, is designing Knowla, a “knowledge assembly” system. Knowla would allow students to respond to test questions in forms that could be automatically graded. Knowla first would dissect test material, including speeches, poems, essays or computer programs, into fragments according to the instructor’s specifications. The drag-and-drop feature will allow students to rearrange the randomly ordered fragments and see the evolving result. Knowla would score the student based on how well she reconstructs the fragments to match the original document.

 

jacey_greece_headshotSPH clinical assistant professor, Jacey Greece, proposed an online portal for courses that collaborate with community service agencies. The Community Link would allow secure communications between the various parties, regardless of their location or schedule. The platform will allow BU students and service centers to engage remotely throughout the semester, sharing ideas, information and assignments. The Community Link would create more collaboration while ensuring that student projects are well-informed, innovative and goal-driven.

 

Thomas Little, an ENG professor of electrical and computer engineering, hopes to reboot two core sophomore courses—Circuits and Introduction to Computing—as “blended” courses involving both online instruction and in-class time with professors. Little’s plan will improve the class by moving the lecture component to online video and allow more in-class time for concept application.

Thomas Little, an ENG professor of electrical and computer engineering, hopes to reboot two core sophomore courses—Circuits and Introduction to Computing—as “blended” courses involving both online instruction and in-class time with professors. Little’s plan will improve the class by moving the lecture component to online video and allow more in-class time for concept application.

 

 

2013 Grants