Grants

  • Effective Personalized Feedback 2019 - 2021

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Amount: $33,732

    • Co-applicants: Dr. Silvia Bartolic, Dr. Simon Bates

    • There are four aims of this project:

      1. Document the impact of personalized feedback on student motivation, satisfaction, engagement and performance;
      2. Assess student perceptions of feedback (what is useful, supportive and effective);
      3. Connect with faculty/staff to develop guidelines/best practices for providing personalized feedback at scale;
      4. Build capacity in individual departments (with faculty and teaching assistants) to provide discipline specific personalized feedback based on developed resources.
    • I formulated the original idea for the TLEF, wrote the first draft, recruited Dr. Silvia Bartolic to the project, and coordinated the TLEF recruiting and submission process

  • MOOC consumption on campus 2016 - 2018

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Amount: $61,130

    • Co-applicants: Dr. Simon Bates, Dr. Georg Rieger, Stefan Reinsberg

    • The three aims of the project were to:

      1. Redesign and redevelop Physics 100 and Physics 117 using open educational resources to improve the learning experience for students in the two courses
      2. Transform and migrate all content from Blackboard to the edX platform
      3. Adopt the University OpenStax textbook for Physics 117 and the College OpenStax textbook for Physics 100
    • I worked with all involved faculty members to develop and implement a strategy to migrate the course from Blackboard to edX. I also coordinated the effort to move the OpenStax content to edX and managed the 3 research assistants hired to select, classify, and develop isomorphs of the textbook questions

  • Students as producers in Phys 100 and 101 2013 - 2015

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Amount: $38,153

    • Principal applicant: Dr. Simon Bates

    • The three aims of the project were to:

      1. Develop a pedagogical framework for using student-produced learning content extensively within flipped-classrooms
      2. Evaluate and curate the produced content and trial it in a several sections of large-enrollment introductory courses in Physics (close to 1,000 students).
      3. Host and showcase the learning objects for students to use in future years
    • I implemented the project, directed the TAs, developed the systems, and conducted the analysis

    • The final product of our efforts (http://blogs.ubc.ca/phys101/) culminated in an oral presentation at STLHE 2014

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