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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA — This collection of digital stories documents the pedagogical design and research projects of faculty in the Office of Information Technology Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP) at the University of Minnesota from August 2012 to December 2013. These stories attest to the value of multi-disciplinary learning communities and a cohort-based approach to the exploration and research of technology-rich learning environments.

These stories are the result of a collaborative, supportive, and inspiring eighteen months in which we were deeply engaged in the challenges of teaching and technology. They are quintessential learning artifacts — expressions of learning designed to instruct by example …

Student Voices: Networked Learning

Abram Anders

My faculty fellowship project focused on a course redesign for FMIS 3141: Business Communications. Business Communications is a required course for all …

Changing the Culture of Medicine

Michael Aylward

Sometimes things come together, sometimes they fall apart, and sometimes those pieces form new things. My project has taken a number of …

Going Digital

Mitra Emad

CSt 1101: Introduction to Cultural Studies was a course that I created in 2001 as part of a civically engaged, interdisciplinary new …

GIS in Nursing Education

Madeleine J. Kerr

As a public health nursing and informatics faculty in the School of Nursing, I wanted to expand and update student learning by …

Waves, Rays, and Transit Appeals

Joe Moses

Personal learning networks (PLNs) are aggregates of people and tools activated to support learning. They differ from study groups in their focus …