AUSTIN, Texas—Awards of up to $2,000 will be given to top winners from The University of Texas at Austin community participating May 4 in the Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program (IITAP) and Showcase.
The event from 2-5 p.m. in Main 212 on the university’s main campus is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and administered and hosted by the Division of Instructional Assessment and Innovation.
The competition, now in its ninth year, celebrates the university’s faculty innovators who incorporate instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms.
Awards in the competition are given to the three top winners in each of the categories of Teaching with Technology and Resource Development. The event is open to the university community, and attendees will be able to view and talk about the projects via a laptop display showcase with the winners following the awards ceremony.
The program has seeded projects that have evolved into nationally recognized instructional resources. Among them is the eSkeletons Project, developed by Dr. John Kappelman, professor in the Department of Anthropology, in the first year of the IITAP program. It is featured in the “Discoveries” section on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Web site. Using 3-D laser scanners, high resolution X-ray computed tomography and digital photography, Kappelman’s lab group captures images of skeletal specimens, which can be accessed online at all educational levels across many scientific applications, particularly in the field of comparative anatomy.
Abstracts for the entries in the competition are available online.
For more information contact: Stephanie Schuhmacher, Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 512-475-6097; Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.