In support of the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Integrating Open Educational Resources and Residential Learning, Library & Information Technology, through the support of the Office of the Provost, funded and is consulting with four faculty on course design or redesign projects centered around open educational resources.
Integration Grant Recipients
“Web-based Gaming to Teach Stereochemistry” (Dee Ann Casteel, Chemistry)
Professor Casteel will begin the development of a web-based game for mastering concepts in stereochemistry. Students often play games by choice and will find motivation to proceed through levels of difficulty to achieve a new personal high score, for example. Professor Casteel intends to leverage that motivation in the learning of stereochemistry.
“Campus-wide digital oral storytelling project” (Carmen Gillespie, English)
Professor Gillespie will research and develop an easily accessible template, methodology, and other resources to create a model for other faculty to use in order to integrate multicultural digital storytelling in their courses.
“Flipping the Geophysics Class” (Rob Jacob, Geology)
Professor Jabob will redesign his Geophysics course by presenting online lecture materials where he introduces physical principles as foundations for their reading assignments. Students will then complete online reading/lecture quizzes. All of these materials will be made available for use outside Bucknell.
“Bucknell Northern Ireland Video Archive” (Carl Milofsky, Sociology)
Work this summer will continue to build a video resource site on Northern Ireland. The archive will include detailed metadata on each video, analytic comments, and discussion questions that could be used in classes. These materials will be available for use by other Bucknell classes and by classes at universities around the world.