Digital Pedagogy Fellowships
Innovations in Digital Pedagogy Fellowships fund and manage pilot course-based projects that have the potential to contribute to Hamilton’s goal of building a campus-wide digital learning community. The fellowships assist faculty in creating digitally focused assignments and in developing pedagogical strategies in any curricular area. The projects:
- innovate with technology-enabled pedagogies
- infuse digital competencies into new and existing courses or
- explore the impact of technology through classroom instruction, assignments, and co-curricular experiences.
In this two-year process, faculty fellows work with LITS colleagues to develop or refine specific course assignment(s) that include digital learning approaches. The structure of the funded projects and related activities can take many forms, but bold initiatives and collaboration are especially valued. The fellowships are sponsored jointly by the Dean of Faculty and Library and Information Technology Services.
- Jose Ceniseros, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ben Smith, Director of the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center
Branden Stone, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Ella Gant, Professor of Art
- Viva Horowitz, Assistant Professor of Physics
- Katharine Kuharic, Professor of Art
- Janelle Schwartz, General Director of the Hamilton Adirondack Program
- Peter Simons, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Jose Ceniseros, Ben Smith, Branden Stone
Students will be able to visualize mathematical concepts in calculus courses with the aid of new software.
Glynis Asu, Doug Higgins
Students will gain skills in creating their own digital identity while gaining an understanding of website and blog creation along with important design skills that directly tie into to the student learning objective of “aesthetic discernment.” This class will provide a prototype for future e-portfolio creation for the Art department.
Sacharja Cunningham, Lynn Mayo, Bret Olsen, Ben Salzman
Professor Horrowitz’s new course on quantum computing will provide an opportunity for career-bound students in physics and related disciplines to connect the esoteric world of quantum mechanics with the practical world of computer engineering. An important component of the class will be to introduce students without any programming experience to coding by writing small scripts in Python. Students will develop these programming skills through online, interactive tutorials developed by Horrowitz and LITS instructional designers. In addition, students will be using a course blog to communicate their learning processes with one another.
Glynis Asu, Doug Higgins, Ben Salzman
In her 100-level figure drawing course Professor Kuharic will ask her students to go beyond the traditional tools and forms of drawing to learn how 3-D printing technology maps and plots two-dimensional information mathematically into physically realized objects. Students will first produce carefully articulated two-dimensional drawings in multiple perspectives, from which contemporary anatomical casts will be 3-D printed. Through the process of scanning their drawings, students will gain a better understanding of proportion, perspective, geometric form and the visual effects of light and shadow. Their 3-D printed models will form the beginning of a teaching collection of models for students of drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy.
Doug Higgins, Lynn Mayo
This is a digital community engagement that offers the opportunity to bring Digital Hamilton off the hill to the Hamilton Adirondack Program. Students will create a community health interactive map that will benefit the local area.
Glynis Asu, Doug Higgins, Bret Olsen, Deborah Reichler
Students in Professor Simons’ “Re-Mapping American Frontiers” (HIST 245) class will use College Hill as a cartographic laboratory in which to better understand spatial relationships and develop the digital skills needed to represent them. They will then apply the skills developed in their exploration of this familiar space to the nation as whole in a second assignment that questions traditional narratives of westward expansion, demonstrates how different cultures conceptualized and used space, and makes clear the mechanics through which the United States added to its territory. In both cases, students will make their work publicly available to a wide audience through the creation of multi-layered, digital atlases.
Reid Larson, Lisa McFall, Deborah Reichler