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Rich Media Grants

Rich Media Grants encourage faculty members to enhance student learning by incorporating media into the classroom.William and Mary is pleased to offer a series of grants to assist faculty in expanding their use of rich media to enhance student learning. These grants are made possible by a collaboration among the Swem Library, Academic Information Services and the Roy Charles Center. 

Thirteen grants have been awarded during the Spring 2012 term.  Up to $1500 was awarded for each grant, including a $750 stipend for the instructor and up to $750 in related costs for hardware, software, student labor or other expenses. Funds will be utilized in 2012 (Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters).

Spring 2012 Rich Media Grants were awarded for the following projects:

  • James Barber, Education: Producing learning modules that introduce students to the basic concepts of student development in order to maximizes face-to-face interaction
  • Tim Barnard, American Studies: Exploring more effective ways of assessing students' understandings of film as an art form
  • Kimberley Chandler, Education: Developing video clips of students and teachers for instructional purposes in gifted education
  • Carla Johnson, Education: Using VoiceThread software to enhance student communication
  • Julia Kaziewicz, American Studies: Using podcasting in the English 207 classroom instead of the traditional short paper
  • Paul Kieffaber, Psychology: Integrating the iPad into the Physical Psychology classroom and creating a public website to encourage discussion around using this technology
  • John Lyles, Modern Languages: Integrating short films into Russian language courses
  • Alexander Prokhorov,  Modern Languages and Mike Blum,  Information Technology: Creating a database to manage contacts and maintain transnational communities created by undergraduate international research projects in St. Petersburg,  Russia
  • Barbette Spaeth, Classics: Enhancing lecture course on Roman Civilization with audio, video, mapping, architectural simulations and other state of the art teaching tools
  • Denise Wade, Dance: Using video tools to enhance the teaching of dance, including introductions to "Dance for the Camera"
  • Peng Yu, Modern Languages: Creating learning objects that encourage students to use Chinese language in real life settings
  • Naama Zahavi-Ely, Classics: Integrating performing arts productions and arts-oriented YouTube videos into Greek and Roman Mythology lecture courses
  • Sharon Zuber, Literary and Cultural Studies: Creating a multi-media historical narrative about the Lodges at William & Mary

Blog posts about the projects can be found at the Academic Technology at W&M website.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the Spring 2012 semester.

For more information contact Gene Roche [[earoch]], Director of Academic Information Services or Troy Davis [[mtdavi]], Director of Swem Media Center.