Fellows will research & apply digital products, strategies, and resources to improve student learning outcomes, persistence, and completion.
Thirteen faculty have been selected to participate in a new group that will research and apply digital products, strategies, and resources to improve student learning outcomes as well as student persistence and completion.
The Digital Fellowship will review adaptive learning, open education resources, competency-based education, games, simulations, video, animation, hybrid course design, and more. Each fellow will pilot the chosen product, strategy, or resource in a gateway or core course in which students often struggle, such as biology or psychology.
“Achieving knowledge with innovative online tools is important in today’s continuously changing digital landscape,” says Dr. Charles Cook, ACC provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “ACC’s digital fellows will contribute to the development of digital learning tools and the understanding of how they can be used to help students achieve greater success.”
Data indicate digital learning tools can increase learning and completion.
Fellows represent various college constituencies. They will spend the spring semester implementing and assessing the impact of digital intervention upon student learning in at least one of the Texas core objectives: critical thinking, communication, teamwork, quantitative reasoning, personal responsibility, and social responsibility. In the summer, fellows will present their digital interventions at a faculty summer institute.
For more information, visit the Digital Fellowship webpage.
Digital Fellowship Members
|Faculty Name||Area of Study||Department||Pilot Course|
|Joe Ahearn||Computer Science and Information Technology Education Liberal Arts||English||ENGL 1301, 1302|
|Herb Coleman||Public and Social Services||Psychology, Student Development||PSYC 2301|
|Ryan Davidson||Liberal Arts||Department of English, Department of Business, Government & Technical Communication||ENGL 1301, 1302|
|Richard Griffiths||Liberal Arts||Psychology, Student Development||PSYC 2301|
|Heidi Juel||Liberal Arts||English Department||ENGL 1301, 1302|
|Julienne LeMond||Science, Engineering, and Math||Physicist||PHYS 1401|
|Katie McClendon||Liberal Arts||English/Journalism; Adult Education ESL/HSE||ENGL 1301, 1302|
|Susan Meigs||Liberal Arts||English||ENGL 1301, 1302|
|Lindsey Mikash||Arts, Digital Media, and Communications||Art/Art History||ARTS 1303|
|Ann Orsinger||Liberal Arts||Philosophy and Government||PHIL 1301, 2306|
|Kerri Pope||Liberal Arts||Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities (Humanities Discipline)||HUMA 1301|
|Thomas Samuel||Science, Engineering, and Math||Biology||BIOL 1308, 1309, 2404|
|Daira Wilson||Health Sciences||Nursing-Associate Degree||BIOL 1308, 1309, 2404|