IDEA Grant Awards 2012-13 Announced

DELTA is pleased to announce the awarding of $120,000 in new IDEA Grants to 15 recipients across seven academic colleges. The lead faculty member and title for each project supported this year are listed below:

Recipient Project Title
Kelly Albada Nonverbal Communication: Rethinking, Redesigning, Retooling
Cris Crissman ECI 509, Special Problems: Creative Inquiry Through Digital Storytelling
Amanda Edwards Diversity and Leadership in the Public Sector Course Proposal
Joan Eisemann ANS 231 Nutrition of Domestic Animals Laboratory
Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver Parasites, Their Unique Life Styles and Impact on the Biological World
James Flowers Parasitological Diagnostic Keys: Content and Mobile Platform Development
Michelle Harrolle Career Exploration through Gaming
Karla Henderson Active Recreation and Community Health
Michael Hyman Nuggetizing MB 351: Reconfiguring and updating a vertically and horizontally integrated Microbiology service course
Rajade Berry-James DiverseLab: A Culturally Competent Virtual Laboratory
Michael Kanters Developing Game-based Learning for Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management Online Master’s Program
Richard Lawless Enhancements to BEC 475, Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products
Deena Murphy Transforming WGS/STS 210 to meet increased student demand, facilitate improved interaction, and fully engage students in experiential learning
Wayne Place Convert ARC 331 and ARC 332 to Distance Learning Courses
Dana Raymond ADN386 Basic Sculpture

DELTA’s Innovation in Distributed Education Applications (IDEA) Grants are a competitive awards program that promotes innovation in the use of instructional technology in online distance teaching and learning, builds expertise in this area, and enhances the technology-rich learning environment at North Carolina State University. DELTA provides assistance in the form of personnel hours and funds to faculty and staff to support the planning, design and development of high quality distance education courses. The DELTA IDEA Grants, seek to cultivate instructional excellence in online environments by promoting new ideas, teaching methods, and technologies.

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