Professor Liane Brouillette Receives $51,000 Innovative Learning Technology Initiative Award from UCOP
Professor Liane Brouillette has received a $51,000 Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) Award from the University of California Office of the President to create a hybrid, multi-campus course, to be titled The Arts and Human Development.
In this hybrid course, anticipated to be introduced fall 2018, undergraduates will attend a face-to-face class for one hour and 20 minutes each week where they will engage in hands-on arts activities. Accompanying lectures, demonstrations, and discussions will be given on-line via video, discussion boards, and other relevant technology.
The new hybrid course will be modeled on an existing 3-hour course, Education 104D: Teaching Fine Arts, which has generated many of the award-winning photographs featured in the Chancellor's Illuminations Initiative Photography Challenge, but the new hybrid course will be able to enroll more students per quarter. Explains Professor Brouillette, "The reduction of in-class time of the hybrid course will allow two sections of the art focused course to be offered each quarter in room 2009, the space delegated for arts education activities. Currently, scheduling and space limitations are restricting 104D to only one class section per quarter."
The ILTI award comes with the stipulation: Hybrid courses must make available the digitized assets in the courses to all UC faculty at no charge through the ILTI online content repository. For Professor Brouillette, this is an added advantage, "We anticipate that in the future, students will be able to sign up individually for the course, participate in the hands-on-arts activities via Zoom using pre-ordered materials, and take the rest on-line."