EdTech Seed Grants
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.
Medical Education Badge Program
The proposed Medical Education Badge Program, lead by Gail March (left), Director of Instructional Design and Faculty at the BU School of Medicine Development, will offer an open global opportunity for clinicians, community physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, and health care team members to fulfill lifelong learning skills that they may have missed in their medical education. The program will consist of low-cost online interactive sessions that will teach participants how to teach in medical education settings. Learners will earn skill badges which can be displayed on their curriculum vitae, social networking sites, and e-portfolios, as marketable credentials for advancement in their field.
Using EdTech to Enhance the Onboarding Process of Incoming Chinese Graduate Students
Each year, BU’s School of Communications (COM) welcomes a growing number of accomplished graduate students from China. Despite extraordinary GPAs, TOEFL scores and years of coursework in English, many of these students struggle to adjust to the sometimes-subtle expectations and demands of English language-centric classrooms, internships, and employment in the United States. Led by Stephen Quigley (left), Associate Professor of Public Relations, and Micha Sabovik, Associate Dean for the School of Communications, this project will address these challenges head-on through a blend of pre-arrival online workshops and post-matriculation, face-to-face seminars.
Developing Hindi/Urdu and Korean for hybrid and online delivery
This project, created by Assistant Dean and Director of Language Instruction Gisela Hoecherl-Alden (left) and Chair of MLCL Sunil Sharma, will pilot hybrid and online language instruction for Hindi/Urdu and Korean and will create capacity for future hybrid/online language projects.
Enhancing the Global Learning Experience
Each year more students include a global learning experience as part of their undergraduate education. To ensure that this experience is not an isolated event in their academic and personal lives, BU Global Programs, led by Willis Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, will develop an online course that integrates the undergraduate study abroad experience into a preparatory and reflective framework. The purpose of the project is to enhance global knowledge and awareness, improve cross-cultural communication skills, and further cultivate an overall openness towards different cultures and traditions. The format of the course involves three phases: preparation, experience, and reflection. With the aid of technology, students will engage in an intellectual and self-reflective dialogue before, during, and after their international experience.