Transforming Teaching with Technology (T3)
Bradley Shope, T3 Project Coordinator
Pelham Mead, T3 Education Technology Specialist
Abstract: St. John’s University received the Title III grant to support program and faculty development in problem-based learning. Our Title III Team is currently working to develop students’ ability to engage in problem-based learning and critical inquiry by improving technological proficiency, enhancing information literacy, and refining critical thinking skills through curriculum revision. To this end, we have initiated a structured faculty development program that addresses these three areas. Important in our implementation program is linking the project to our institutional goals, which include developing our academic and institutional culture to be student-centered, enhancing resource development in the area of technology, building an organization of strong leaders, and institutionalizing new visions within the context of external challenges. We have also conceptualized and developed a state-of-the-art faculty teaching development center, and set up a faculty technology enhancement curriculum.