Call for Proposals (Spring 2020 pilot): The Applying Learning Technology Community — @ALT Community

The Spring 2020 pilot of the Applying Learning Technology — @ALT Community will provide an opportunity for faculty participants to meet regularly to learn about and reflect on their teaching, with a focus on effective uses of learning technologies.  Community participants will investigate and provide learning technology solutions to a significant teaching-related problem of their choosing, as well as present/showcase their project deliverable.

OSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology will provide $500 in professional development funds to faculty who:  

  • Fully participate in all meetings and online learning activities.
  • Create a plan for implementing their project deliverable in a Fall 2020 face-to-face course.
  • Present their project deliverable at the final (Showcase) meeting in June.
  • Serve as an ambassador for effective uses of ed tech within their academic unit.

The @ALT faculty learning community will include 5 face-to-face meetings as well as online learning activities.
Meetings will be Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m., on Apr. 8 and 22, May 6 and 20, and June 3.

Space is limited for the Spring 2020 pilot; selection of participants will be based on the faculty member’s proposal. Individual or teams of instructors and tenured/tenure-track faculty who teach on-campus (or on-campus hybrid), credit-based courses are eligible to participate. All proposals will be considered. Faculty with minimal experience implementing instructional technology or who have not yet engaged in OSU teaching-related professional development are particularly encouraged to apply.

Proposal Guidelines: 

Submit a narrative proposal of 1 full page, including these items in the following order:

  1. Your contact information and position title
  2. A description of your experience with learning technologies, such as Canvas, Top Hat, or Gradescope. Instructors with little experience or comfort using these technologies in their teaching are encouraged to apply.
  3. Identify a challenge in your teaching that might be addressed by incorporating a new technology tool or by changing the way you’re currently using a particular tool.
  4. Identify a course to be taught in Fall 2020 in which the ed tech solution will be implemented; provide the course designator and expected enrollment in the course.
  5. One or two sentences on each of the following topics:
  • Why you are interested in participating in the Spring 2020 pilot of the Applying Learning Technology – @ALT Community
  • Preliminary ideas for how instructional tech tool(s) will address the identified challenge
  1. Additionally, submit a statement from your supervisor that includes both:
  • Support for your participation in the Spring 2020 learning community pilot
  • Approval to implement your project deliverable in the identified course in Fall 2020.

Submission of Proposals 

Announcement of Award 

Decisions will be announced Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Upon acceptance, the instructor and the academic unit will sign an MOU with The Center for Teaching and Learning.  After satisfactory completion of the MOU requirements, funds will be transferred to the academic unit via an index designated in the MOU.

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