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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

From the CIO and Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Invitation to the 2017 FITT Academy Spring Symposium

The Fostering Innovation in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Spring Symposium, a signature event of the FITT Academy, is a series of final presentations by the academy's group of inaugural faculty participants. All presentations will take place in Technology Building 160 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. are open to faculty, staff, students, and guests.


Tuesday, April 4
Kathleen O’Brien, Lecturer and Campus House Director
Project: Utilize Blackboard Achievements to develop and design a digital credentialing system to recognize student competency of specific skills.

Seth Oyer, Assistant Professor of Communication
Project: Explore online scavenger hunts to enhance interactive experiences for students.


Thursday, April 6
Amy McMillan, Associate Professor of Biology
Project: Use Camtasia to create instructional videos for BIO 303 and identify additional supplemental media.


Tuesday, April 11
David Abbott, Instructional Support Specialist, Physics
Project: Digitize homework assignments and identify OERs to enhance student comprehension.


Tuesday, April 25
Timothy Bryant, Assistant Professor of English
Project: Transform written assignments to incorporate digital and multimedia components in a way that can be reviewed by other students and published online.

Eric Dolph, Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Project: Investigate 3-D modeling software in a virtual reality environment to enhance spatial understanding using Google Cardboard.


Thursday, April 27
Maria Pacheco, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Project: Develop faculty guide for OER adoption in their courses and apply creative commons license to share with the Buffalo State community.


The FITT Academy is an intensive hands-on project-specific faculty development event sponsored by Resources for Information, Technology, and Education (RITE). This unique opportunity, held on campus for a full week in the summer, is designed to launch a faculty community of practice focused on advancing teaching with technology.

For more information, please see the FITT Academy website.