The FTI 1-1-1 Commitment

Summer 2014

I hope your semester is off to a great start! I wanted to touch base to see how you thought you might incorporate tools and/or strategies from the FTI into your teaching or research. Don't wait until the last minute. The sooner you start thinking about this the easier it will to be complete the 1-1-1 Commitment!

When you signed up for the FTI, you agreed to participate in the 1-1-1 program which states that you will employ the following:

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The purpose of the 1-1-1 Commitment is to encourage you to explore and implement new instructional technologies and strategies and to analyze the impact on student learning.

Since the 2014 FTI revolved around modifying an existing module/lecture, we encourage you to expand upon this by modifying multiple lectures or even an entire class. Your 1-1-1 end-product can then address:

  • the challenge you had in the original course
  • the changes you made to solve the challenges
  • any technology tools you used
  • your outcomes

This end-product might take the form of a scholarly paper, a comprehensive blog post, a TLT Faculty Roundtable Discussion, a FTI Faculty Showcase, a departmental presentation, etc. You are not limited to the formats above and may work with your Instructional Technologist to implement other reporting methods.

Full instructions and a timeline are available in your signed Commitment form

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Preparing Your Findings

As you are preparing to report on your findings please include the following:

  • Name and description of course.

  • Number of students participating in the project (if applicable).

  • Description of the technology strategy that you chose to implement.

  • Description of the decision making process:

    • What challenges did you experience in your course prior to attending the FTI?

    • What strategy did you employ in your course to overcome the challenge(s)?

    • Why did you choose to use the tool and/or strategy?

    • How did it impact student learning, engagement, interactions, etc.?

    • … others as applicable

  • Discuss how you implemented the tool and/or strategy.

  • List of the advantages and disadvantages of the tool and/or strategy.

  • Summary of the results:

    • Quantitative (if applicable)

    • Qualitative (if applicable)

    • Student outcomes

    • Instructor outcomes

    • … others as applicable

  • What advice would you provide to faculty hoping to use the tool and/or strategy in their course or research?