EDIT Studio - Project Proposals Submitted by Prospective Clients

There are a total of 60 client entries. EDIT Studio students wishing more information, or who want to work on one of the following projects as part of their studio project, should contact the client directly for more information. Students need to make sure that the project conforms with the requirements and expectations of their respective studio course, as described in the studio handbook.

Note to clients: If you need to update your project proposal, please email Lloyd Rieber for directions; To submit a new project proposal, click here (this link is also on the EDIT Studio home page).

The following are listed in order of date submitted or last updated (most recent on top):

Project Name: Organization: Name of contact: E-Mail: Phone/Fax:

Bicyclist Pocket Guide Mobile App Development
11/13/2013

Georgia Bikes Buice, Brent (Executive Director) info@georgiabikes.org 706-372-9529/

Project Description:

We are a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to "promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions." One of our major recent initiatives was the development of a Bicyclist Pocket Guide, a hard-copy booklet that summarizes state laws pertaining to operating a bicycle as well as information on safe cycling techniques. You may learn more about the Guide here: http://georgiabikes.org/index.php/resources/educational-resources/bicyclist-pocket-guide We are very interested in adapting this content for mobile media devices, e.g. tablets and smartphones. In addition to a page-by-page conversion of the booklet into a digital, searchable format, we are very interested in discussing multi-media opportunities for improving the content on these devices, e.g. embedded video, Flash animation. I am based in Athens and took several EDIT courses myself, so I know the quality of work Studio students produce. Thanks for considering our request!


Dissertation
7/27/2011

Elementary and Social Studies Education Jersawitz, Melissa (Doctoral Candidate) missyj1@uga.edu 770-289-4426/

Project Description:

I am trying to create a web-based dissertation that has 3 or 4 columns (for lack of a better word). I will be using one column to hold a running script that doesn't change in anyway as it moves through the site. The second will hold some form of analysis that moves through the script and includes embedded video or video links. The third and fourth will include dialougues and might even have a space for interactive dialogue for the reader or site visitor. This is still something that I am trying to figure out in my head so if you have other ideas about creating a space, I am open to those ideas. In fact, I welcome any suggestions you might have! Thanks!


Campus Transit Employee Orientation Video
3/3/2010

UGA Campus Transit Tollett, David (Assistant Manager, UGA Campus Transit) dtollett@gmail.com 706-369-6224/
706-369-6229

Project Description:

First, we have received assistance from a previous student, I-Yung Hou, who had filmed and partially edited the entire content for our video. Ms. Hou has now left the university and is out of contact. I have only a copy of the unfinished file and the video and audio are far out of sync. The video file is in M4v format, approx. 500 MB, and runs 42 min. If possible, I would appreciate any assistance that can be offered in salvaging file as we have already invested a significant amount of time and effort in this project. Anyone interested in seeing the file and consulting with me about potential solutions please contact me 8:00-4:00pm Mon - Fri.


Ask Your Mentor Teacher
10/12/2009

EDIT 2000 Thomas, Gretchen (Instructor) gbthomas@uga.edu 770-714-5295/

Project Description:

We need videos and other teaching materials of practicing teachers discussing authentic problems existing in K-12 classrooms - i.e. student motivation, behavior problems, parent involvement, varied learning styles and ability levels, technology skills, etc. These videos would be shared with undergraduate education majors taking EDIT 2000 (Intro to Computers for Teachers) who are working to identify instructional problems in K12 learning environments. These problems would be related to 3 projects: Communication and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving. As a part of this project, Studio students would also serve as online mentor teachers using Gchat to communicate with EDIT 2000 students regarding problem identification and project development on 5-6 specific dates/times. We would like to have some of the videos available to be used Spring '10 but understand that they may not be available until May. However, the Gchat mentoring portion would have to be done during Spring '10.


Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Educator Resources
7/8/2009

The University of Georgia Library/Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Nessel, Leandra (Development Officer) lnessel@uga.edu 706-542-3879/
706-542-4144

Project Description:

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame was created by the University of Georgia Library to recognize Georgia writers, past and present, whose work reflects the character of the state and to shine a spotlight on Georgia¹s exceptional authors. This project seeks to design an interactive portion of the Hall of Fame's existing website which could be used by middle grades teachers and/or students to incorporate the information and authors included in the Hall of Fame into lesson plans which would satisfy the Georgia Performance Standards for Eight Graders. The GPS requires that student acquire knowledge of Georgia authors and significant texts created by them, specifically that students examine texts from different genres created by Georgia authors and that they learn to relate literary works created by Georgia authors to historical settings and or events. The GPS also requires that students explain how Georgia is reflected in a literary work through setting, characterization, historical context or current events and that the students are able to evaluate recurring or similar themes across a variety of selections written by Georgia authors, and are able to distinguish theme from topic. Ideally, we would prefer to offer 3-5 modules for teachers.


Making Kids Smarter
1/15/2009

Center for Latino Achievement and Studies in Education Portes, Pedro (Director of the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Studies in Education) portes@uga.edu 706 614 1523/

Project Description:

The Center for Latino Achievement and Studies in Education (CLASE) would like to showcase its new edition of Making Kids Smarter in a web-based or other digital format. In addition to promoting the 2009 version of this text, the final product would be used as a digital resource for low-income families with special attention to parents as the primary audience. The reference for the text is as follows: Making Kids Smarter: A Guide for Developing and Teaching Children Successfully. By Pedro R. Portes, 1998, Butler Books. Available through amazon.com.



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Interactive "Interview Preparation" Module
12/9/2008

The University of Georgia Career Center Walbert, Erica (Career Consultant) ewalbert@uga.edu 706 542-3375/
706 542-8431

Project Description:

Many students request interview preparation assistance with short notice, particularly during the first six weeks of school surrounding the Career Fair season. The Career Center cannot always accommodate these last minute requests, however; we would like to serve all students. We envision this online module to be a stop-gap measure, providing "just in time" help for students who are unable to schedule an individual appointment with a Career Consultant. The Career Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and this program would be available 24/7/365. The module should walk students through the 3 stages of an interview (before, during, and after), utilizing multimedia, interactive activities, and downloadable print resources. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: appropriate business attire, company research, and sample interview questions. This module should take the student approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.


Risk Management Practices Training BCDC
12/4/2008

American Camp Association Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor & ACA Volunteer) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-4332/
706-542-7917

Project Description:

The American Camp Association (ACA) offers a Basic Camp Director’s Course (BCDC) to provide basic information for camp directors with fewer than six years of experience or for seasoned program directors and site managers and supervisors. This course has traditionally only been offered only face-to-face. The entire course has several topical modules. We are hoping to collaborate with the EDIT Studio to develop a module specific to risk management practices. The goal of this project is to provide information related to understanding risk and the importance of risk management planning, training of staff, the basics of insurance, information related to important legal concepts, and the implementation of established policies and procedures. The learning outcomes include: 1) Gain an understanding of risk and risk management, 2) Explore the steps in the development of a risk management (Identification of risk exposures, Assessment of those risks, Controlling risks – avoidance, retention, reduction, and transfer), 3) Explore the basics of insurance, 4) Examine assumption of risk and shared responsibility, 5) Review several legal concepts, 6) Gain an understanding of negligence, 7) Review situations related to incidents that may occur in camp and the role of camp staff in risk management, and 8) Discuss record keeping and government resources. I look forward to the opportunity to watch you create magic and hope you will give this project consideration. It is a needed area that will make a real contribution and difference for the safety of youth in summer camps.


Camp Kudzu Volunteer Education Training Program
12/2/2008

Camp Kudzu Shreve, Kat (Camp Director) KShreve@campkudzu.org 404.250.1811/
404.250.1812

Project Description:

Camp Kudzu Volunteer Education Training Program Camp Kudzu serves Georgia's children, teens and families with type 1 diabetes. Camp brings to mind fresh air…laughter heard across a lake…starry skies…children running, climbing, swimming and looking up to caring adults. Camp provides a sense of community. The children, teens and families who take part in Camp Kudzu's programs learn that they are not alone in their struggle with diabetes. Camp Kudzu offers summer camp, family weekends, and teen retreats. The focus is on fun, but the lessons learned regarding diabetes self-management skills are critical to long-term health. Children who have access to quality diabetes management education at a young age can reduce their risk of diabetes-related complications. Camp provides vital education in a setting that gives each child the best chance of practicing lessons learned. We all await a cure. Until that day comes, Camp Kudzu helps our young people live life to the fullest! The staff at Camp Kudzu are comprised of volunteers across the spectrum of employment, education and family life. If you were to thumb through a Camp Kudzu staff photo album you might see these people serving as volunteer staff: a single male who is a CPA and has a younger sister living with diabetes, a divorced dad of three that is an active Lions Club volunteer, a young female nursing student looking for community service hour credit to apply to her graduate requirements, a seasoned, returning volunteer of 6 years who juggles being a full time mom and legal counsel to Atlanta businesses, and a college sophomore studying art education and wanting “kid” experience. It is the persons in this snapshot that we spend time orienting to our summer program. Our hope is to send out information prior to the start of camp to our volunteer staff so they may have a foundation of knowledge before the one day staff training occurs and their nametags are hung around their necks. We would like to develop an online course that could be sent as a link to our incoming volunteer staff members that would give them an overview of our program- including introductory information about Type 1 Diabetes, it management, and treatment and some general knowledge about how our campers and staff function in a diabetes education rich environment. We have the content, but need your skills to make the magic happen. I have worked with students in the EDIT studio while I was on staff with the American Camp Association and look forward to working with you again. Learn more about us at www.campkudzu.org


Online diabetes class
12/2/2008

Diabetes Association of Atlanta Piper, Sarah (Diabetes educator) spiper@diabetesatlanta.org 404-527-7150 114/
404-527-7149

Project Description:

We are wanting to create an interactive online diabetes education "class". This would enable particiapnts with diabetes who do not have access to traditional diabetes education or who need a refresher course, an access to information. we would like the "class" to be interactive so that participants are not just reading information about diabetes but are interacting with the materials (choosing foods from a virtual grocery store, deciphering information from a food label and recieving feedback, choosing an effective behavior change goal from a list etc. etc. we would love for there to be a mix of media types-video, quizes, interactive activities etc. We are a non profit organization serving the metro atlanta area. we serve clients with and without insurance. having an online class would enable us to both have a greater reach with diabetes awareness and to offer our clients ongoing information and support. Thanks for your consideration!


itouch Interconnected Classroom
11/12/2008

Creek View Elementary School Shields, Kathy (Teacher, Grade 3 ) shieldsk@fultonschools.org 404-386-0164/

Project Description:

I am applying to get a set of itouch handhelds as part of a pilot instructional technology program for my 3rd grade classroom so this is a future project and yet the instructional design and planning for implementation must precede the acquisition of the devices so I am writing to you to determine whether or not designing itouch based instruction complete with assessment component, a/v instructional lessons, and practice modules would be in the scope of a student project. The model would tackle one unit of study in science or social studies. These units tend to come in 3-6 week increments and have a final unit assessment designated by the county with room for weekly assessments to monitor progress and inform redelivery needs. The challenge is to create a seamless interactive vehicle for enrichment, independent practice and rapid feedback via assessment. Students benefit from the self paced nature of a PDA and the instant feedback they get from practice self assessments. I am very interested in establishing a working model for a 1:1 itouch initiative as opposed to the OLPC vision which I feel is more relevant in remote areas of the world. Our infrastructure could potentially support hand held instructional extensions in a more cost effective manner than our current model of student:desktops which has been ineffective, inconsistent and difficult to support. I have a business background and have only been in education for 8 years as a technology support person and within the past 5 years I have earned my MAT from Brenau. During my first three years of teaching I participated in the GaDOE 21st Century Classroom grant program so my kindergarten classroom was well equipped and I became Promethean trainer as well as an Alphasmart Neo trainer. This year I am teaching 3rd GaDOE, a new adventure with many challenges that I'm sure technology could manage if the school system was able to provide a more uniform entry point from which to manage all of the tools they now provide a la carte! I would be interested to know what I can do to provide you with more specific information that would truly represent a proposal but at this point I simply need to know if this is the kind of project that would be of interest to your students. I believe it meets the requirements of the 6 C's. I look forward to your reply. Sincerely, Kathy Shields www.ripplingpond.weebly.com www.creekview.org


UGA Campus Transit Orientation & Training Videos
9/29/2008

UGA Campus Transit System Tollett, David (Assistant Manager, Training Facilitator) dtollett@uga.edu 706-369-6224/

Project Description:

Orientation Video - No more than 30 minutes duration - The video should introduce newly hired employees to basic UGA Campus Transit policies and procedures as well as demonstrating daily employee practices. These will include the following: (1) Explanation of general UGA Transit rules and disciplinary policies (2)Use of the Time Clock System to record beginning and ending shifts times; (3)Filling out daily time sheet and Vehicle Inspection Reports; (4) Demonstration for the use of "Student Employee Availability Forms" (5)Explanation for the use of the daily operations schedule and "Work Swap System"; (6)Production and Incorporation of "stock footage" for use in introduction and closing of video; Training Video - one hour to one and half hour duration - The Training Video should include the following: (1)Demonstration of Vehicle Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Inspections for Buses, 15 Passenger Coaches and Disability Services Vans;(2)Explanation of Safe Driving Habits: Defensive Driving, Accident Prevention, Accident Procedure;(3)Demonstration of Bus and Coach Fueling procedures(4)Demonstration of Vehicle Washing System; (5) Demonstration of "End-of-Shift Duties"; (6)Production and Incorporation of "stock footage" for use in introduction and closing of video;


UGA.LEO (Language Exchange Organization)
9/3/2008

Henry, Patrick (Student) phenry@uga.edu 678.428.6057/

Project Description:

UGA.LEO will be a 'craig's list' style database for partnering UGA and international students for face-to-face language exchange. Meetings are meant to divide conversation time between English and a second target language. LEO will also be a compendium for standing language 'round tables' and other relevant events (i.e. foreign film screenings, club meetings, etc.) all with the goal of presenting students with every available opportunity for secondary or tertiary language practice. Note that the language exchange formula is well established across Asia, but is as of yet fairly unheard of in the states.


Why Work at Camp? 15 Things Potential Camp Staff Should Know
8/21/2008

American Camp Association Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor & ACA Volunteer) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-4332/

Project Description:

This course would be designed for older teens and young adults who are considering a position at a day or resident camp. Topics could include (a) benefits of working at camp, (b) how camp builds skills relevant to full-time employment and careers, (c) camp job hunting tools, and (d) preparing for the application and interview process. Content for this course would be largely derived from information currently available on ACA’s web page and complimentary ACA articles and books. (See links below for examples) http://www.acacamps.org/jobs/ http://www.acacamps.org/jobs/summerjb.php http://www.acacamps.org/jobs/career.php http://www.acacamps.org/jobs/dirstaff.php


Camp Planning Tool For Parents: Preparing Yourself and Your Child
8/21/2008

American Camp Association Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor & ACA Volunteer) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-4332/

Project Description:

This course would be designed for parents/guardians who are considering camp as an experience for their child. Topics could include (a) how to select a camp and camp-finding tools, (b) how to plan for camp once you decide where you want to go, (c) questions parents should ask camp directors, and (d) strategies for managing common parent concerns (letting go of your kids, preparing your kids to be away from home, etc.) Content for this course would be largely derived from ACA’s campparents.org web page at http://www.campparents.org/ and complimentary ACA articles and books.


Join us at Russian Summer Camp: Promotional Video
8/2/2008

UGA-Camp Counselors Russia Study Abroad Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-4332/
706-542-7917

Project Description:

I have the sheer pleasure of leading a study abroad program where we serve as camp counselors at Russian summer youth camps. This year I took a video camera and have some footage that I would like to have made into either one video or a series of short videos to help promote and train students for next summer. I've tried a little bit with I-movie, but would be happier with the results from a more powerful program run by someone more techno-savy than I :) I'm here on campus and am a huge advocate of the studio program, so am willing to spend whatever time is helpful to produce a quality product. Thanks for considering this project.


Communication and Knowledge Portal
7/14/2008

Chatterjee, Dave (Associate Professor) dchatte@gmail.com 706-224-8699/

Project Description:

Vision and Goal I envision using a communication and knowledge portal to stay in touch with my ex-students. Features and Functionalities 1. Recommended readings organized by topic. 2. Job postings 3. Resume postings 4. Limit access to only my ex-students. An efficient way for approved people to sign-up. I should have the ability to remove subscribers. 5. Professional updates 6. Post questions/queries that can be responded to by me or any other subscriber. Design Elegant look and feel. Do not want a jazzy site. Hosting and Maintenance 1. ISP recommendation 2. Would like to control and manage content. An easy to use content management system. 3. Would like to track site performance. 4. Need advice on appropriate domain name. For instance, should I go with a URL such as www.davechatterjee.com?


Virtual School Orientation
1/10/2008

Wayne State University Barbour, Michael (Assistant Professor) mkbarbour@gmail.com 519-979-6497/
313-577-1693

Project Description:

Using information that has been validated in several research studies, a team would work with faculty from two universities to create an interactive, web-based orientation designed for virtual school (i.e. middle and high school) students to provide them with the strategies that would help them with the soft skills necessary to be successful in a virtual school environment.


Creating Positive Youth Outcomes
1/3/2008

American Camp Association Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-4332/
706-542-7971

Project Description:

The American Camp Association (ACA) has completed a new book called “Creating Positive Youth Outcomes”. It is a practical seven-step process designed to help youth development professionals intentionally link youth outcomes to a camp’s mission, goals, and philosophy through quality programs. The goal is to provide an on-line, interactive resource for use as a staff training tool with youth workers and youth development professionals around the world. Learn more about the book: http://www.acabookstore.org/product.cfm?pid=1537 We have an active ACA volunteer who is on the UGA faculty, as well as a remote ACA National staff member who lives in Athens, so both professionals would be easily accessible for project support. This content applies to UGA Recreation and Leisure Studies students in the College of Education, so we would be able to pilot aspects of the project with them on campus. Why does this project matter? By creating an exciting, interactive Web-based module, UGA students will teach thousands of camp staff how to program to meet intentionally targeted outcomes important for positive youth development, which will improve the lives of countless children across America. Now is the time for you to make a difference in the life of a child. We look forward to working with you. For more information about ACA, please visit www.acacamps.org.


Basic Camp Director Course Online Delivery
1/3/2008

American Camp Association Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor, ACA Volunteer) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-4332/
706-542-7917

Project Description:

The American Camp Association (ACA) offers the Basic Camp Director Course (BCDC), which is a comprehensive examination of the 14 core areas of camp management. The course is currently delivered only as a face to face experience. The purpose of this project would be to take the existing curriculum and develop an online platform for this national program that supports camp directors around the world. The actual end product would be the development of the first module focused on budgeting and finance. We envision practical components that include developing a budget using ACA national camp data. Learn more about the BCDC http://www.acacamps.org/csv.cgi?data=bcdc.csv&template=bcdc.htm We have an active ACA volunteer who is on the UGA faculty, as well as a remote ACA National staff member who lives in Athens, so both professionals would be easily accessible for project support. This content applies to UGA Recreation and Leisure Studies students in the College of Education, so we would be able to pilot aspects of the project with them on campus. Why does this project matter? By creating an exciting, interactive Web-based module, UGA students will teach hundreds of camp administrators how to make camps more fiscally sound, which will improve the lives of countless children across America. Now is the time for you to make a difference in the life of a child. We look forward to working with you. For more information about ACA, please visit www.acacamps.org.


Certification Protocol for Teachers of English Learners
12/7/2007

CLASE portes (Professor) portes@uga.edu 706 583 5561/

Project Description:

Project Title & Description: Beyond Sheltered Instruction: Developing an Intelligent Pedagogy for English Learners. CLASE wants to offer online training modules teachers P-16 of English Language learners which in our definition, includes all learners. They would be able to log on to our website, register for a module and complete that as part of a more comprehensive distance education course now being developed by CLASE. A pre-test or exam online will be developed and a certificate/score provided at the end of the exam depending on their score which indicates their level of expertise with best practices in CLASE's Enabling Pedagogy for Instruction and Development knowledge base. We request assistance designing the exam and a prototype module for our CLASE website.


Enabling English learners Academic Development in School
12/7/2007

CLASE COE Portes Pedro (Profesor/Director of CLASE) portes@uga.ed 706 5835561/

Project Description:

CLASE studio project The Problem -- Today many English learners attend school and walk out without learning what their peers have been taught. They have capacity to learn yet teachers struggle and don't know how best to teach them and keep them engaged while they learn English.....which can take up 5-6 years and then they are too far behind. Yet we have evidence ELs can stay at or above grade level in school. The Project- The project(s) can include a variety of means to address the problems. For now, only overviews for a few possibilities are illustrated. The teams that decide to work on any of a network of studio projects will have guidance since each project would be part of a larger master plan that aims to provide resources to a variety of stake holders; So the three main ones are 1. Educator 2. EL Student and 3. Parents For this purpose we focus on EL Student with Teacher in the background. Another product would/could focus of providing a professional development/distance educ. Set of modules to show teachers and walk them thru what CLASE has termed for now a SIOP+IC+LT sheltered instruction pedagogy for all teachers now officially redefined for the first time Enabled Pedagogy for Instruction & Development (EPID) Georgia Teachers and others may have 1-20 Els in their class at different levels of English acquisition. The goal is to develop a linear program consisting of mini lessons that represent best practices and strategies to ensure ELs learn in class. The matrix is grade level for teacher/formal schooling of student by content area and level of English Language proficiency of student (High Medium Low) So take science or math, 3-5th grade for a new comer who has a 2nd grade education in math and no education in science and a TONI of 100. She can’t write, read nor comprehend English. The goal of the module is to help the teacher a Georgia Performance standard that is with the ZPD of the student in science so we begin with Science 101 1st semester content to be encountered by the student and tested in English Task analysis – The student is learning English everyday in whatever area is offered. We analyze what she can do alone ( e.g. knows concepts xyz in Spanish that are in the lesson 101 a,b,c, etc but not in English)….. We consult with Plaza Comunitaria bank (on line Spanish K-12 curriculum already developed in lessons by grade level and content. We consult with Georgia performance Stds for 1(first year) 01 (first lesson) Sc objective. In the Module(s) to be developed The teacher sets up the student to a multimedia lesson that talks back to the student interactively so she can do 1-2 mini lessons per day with a bilingual aide. Each module adapts the Spanish Plaza Comunitaria resource and matches it as closely to the Georgia PS and develops a bridge. The interactive lesson begins; 1. Asking the student if they want to learn about how to reach Objective 1 (The student will be able to xxxxx?) 2. Student sees (Yes I would) and has to type on the keyboard 20 times before a second response type is offered ( Sure, why not…) etc 3. The program asks student for what they know (in any language eventually but for now for this type/level of student, the programs talks in Spanish 1st, the English and requires students to perform by repeating function and typing it. 4. It may be “Clouds =Nubes, Rain=Lluvia etc 5. Define Language and academic objective for 1 mini lesson 6. Walk the EL thru a Gagne’ type of instructional sequence, where English is seen, heard, repeated as often as needed. 7. Check for comprehension bilingually, test in the same way and various ways. 8. Each DVD or file that provides the lesson also records and gathers data for each student…including assists from aide. Summary We want the studio project to do only 1 prototype that incorporates the above an whatever else is needed, it can be keyed to English and Spanish texts already in use as a reference point. For now, only 1 lesson to be developed using then at least three sources; the English text book that has the Georgia performance content/objectives etc. 2nd- A match with the Plaza comunitaria equivalent. 3rd- Tech resources that have some value already developed…other but including the Perf. Stds for the level addressed. One goal is to have this resource on line and in a DVD so that students currently turned off or lost can have a viable option Another is to help ELs learn academic language and concepts to be encountered in class and that are prior knowledge average students have but that they don’t. Hence the learning outcomes will focus on verbal information, concept matching, knowledge formation, vocabulary knowledge/comprehension, discrimination up to concepts and rules mostly in intellectual skills. Since there is evidence much has already been done pre 3rd grade, I would want to begin with 3rd grade math and science integrated with English/Spanish for a prototype. The Spanish distance ed. Lessons are not used widely or known by many but if schools could have a bridge established, depending on the student type, this could be a valuable project etc. If we begin with a basic prototype for study, a foundation for others can be built.


Website Update
11/20/2007

MICAH's Mission - Ministry to Improve Childhood & Adolescent Health McElheney, Jill (Founder of nonprofit ministry) Micahsmission@aol.com 706.742.7826/
Same...let me know when you are faxing!

Project Description:

I am the founder of an environmental health ministry born out of the leukemia diagnosis of my 4 year old son. We linked this bone marrow cancer to nearby industrial toxicants that migrated to our groundwater. My website was a gift from a friend who designed it from the ground up on UGA's server. I am transitioning now to another stage of development with the website. If the students are interested in the creative challenge of improving the website, I extend the invitation. Here is the latest: http://babuice.myweb.uga.edu/micahs_mission/index.html Thanks for this opportunity, jill mcelheney MICAH's Mission Ministry to Improve Childhood & Adolescent Health


Hunger Banquet on-line resources
11/19/2007

ALEC - The University of Georgia Navarro, Maria (Assistant Professor) mnavarro@uga.edu 706 - 583 0225/
706 - 542-0262

Project Description:

Guests at a Hunger Banquet find themselves randomly assigned to “feast or famine,” mirroring what is happening in the world, where more than 850 million people are undernourished and nearly 3 billion people live on less than $ 2 a day. The Hunger Banquet has been used successfully in many different environments to raise awareness and funds to help fight hunger and poverty around the world. With this project, we want to help people organizing a hunger banquet by expanding the array of available on-line materials, resources, and ideas to adapt the hunger banquet to their specific needs. Further, we want to help students and faculty use the banquet as a tool to learn more about hunger and poverty, identify and analyze problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, and work in teams to propose solutions to selected problems.


Reading Convention Review
10/29/2007

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) Smith, Fred (Production Director) fsmith@rfbd.org 706-549-1313/

Project Description:

The RFB&D Georgia Studio in Athens records audio versions of textbooks for students with text disabilities. We have a set of "reading conventions" that describe how the textbooks should be read. For example we have a suggested way to read short quotes, long quotes, describe figures, etc. It would be very helpful if we had a self-test/review that our volunteer readers could use to brush up on the conventions. A Web-based and offline format would be nice.


Virtual Studio Tour (Web site and CD)
10/29/2007

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) Smith, Fred (Production Director) fsmith@rfbd.org 706-549-1313/
Web site: rfbdga.org

Project Description:

The RFB&D Georgia Studio (on the edge of the UGA campus) works with 220 volunteer readers and directors each week. We record audio versions of textbooks for students with a variety of text disabilities. We are always seeking additional readers and would like to have a way to introduce our work to potential volunteers. This project would allow a visitor to our Web site to see what we do at the studio. My suggestion would be a series of still images of the studio with an audio narrative, but I am open to all ideas. I would also like to make the tour available on CD for offline viewing.


Cross-Cultural Window
9/24/2007

Michigan State University Ni, Xiaopeng () xiaopeng@msu.edu 517-355-8183/

Project Description:

We need help with developing a learning website for grades 3-5 students who learn English as Second/Foreign Language. The website will introduce the United States and its culture. The website will provide windows, through a kid’s eye, for foreign elementary students to learn both language and culture. Various activities might be included to support students’ language development in reading, listening, writing, and speaking.


EDIT 2000 help needed
9/24/2007

IT at UGA Chae, Boyoung (Instructor of EDIT 2000) boyoungc@uga.edu 706-224-2817/

Project Description:

I'm looking for 5 people who have any experience with i-movie, to help with my EDIT 2000 students. Time & Date: Tuesday, October 2 from 2:00-3:00pm and Thursday, October 4 from 2:00-3:00pm


EDIT 4160 Mentoring
9/13/2007

Gretchen Thomas (Instructor) gbthomas@uga.edu 706-542-5488/

Project Description:

This semester several students in EDIT 4160 will be learning how to edit video and digital photos, create DVDs, mix audio, and construct webpages. Most of these students have little to no experience performing these tasks. They are currently trying to locate resources to help them learn. Now would be a great opportunity to provide them with one-on-one or group help at the beginning of the semester. It is also a great way to fulfill your service commitment at the beginning of the semester (before life get hectic.)


Handwriting Tools
9/1/2007

Settles Bridge Elementary School Sellers, Aperil (Kindergarten Teacher) asellers@forsyth.k12.ga.us (770) 887-1883 ext 2439/

Project Description:

I want to have an interactive learning environment created to engage five-year-old learners in the correct formation of letters. Often students first begin to write from the bottom to the top. I would like to have a product that would shouw students how we write from top-to-bottom and left-to-right. Thanks!


PowerPoint Module: Advanced Features, Interactive Activities, Presentations 2.0, and more
8/23/2007

Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis Mims, Clif (Assistant Professor) clifmims@memphis.edu 901.678.5672/

Project Description:

I've been looking for good resources to help students in an online course learn some of the advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find exactly what we need already on the Internet. I have a pretty good idea of what is needed, but I just don't have the time to develop it, test it, etc. so that it can be implemented into the course.


Advanced MS Word Module
8/23/2007

Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis Mims, Clif (Assistant Professor) clifmims@memphis.edu 901.678.5672/

Project Description:

I've been looking for good resources to help students in an online course learn some of the advanced features of Microsoft Word. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find exactly what we need already on the Internet. I have a pretty good idea of what is needed, but I just don't have the time to develop it, test it, etc. so that it can be implemented into the course.


Celebrating Diversity: Youth Development and Camp StaffTraining
8/14/2007

American Camp Association Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor/ACA Volunteer) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-4332/
706-542-7917

Project Description:

The American Camp Association is a leader in youth development and would like to make the content of a new book, Planning for Diversity: Multiculturalism in Youth Development Programs and Camps, available as a web-based, interactive training units for youth development professionals. We have an active volunteer who is on the UGA faculty, as well as a remote staff member who lives in Athens, so there would be easy access to both for project support. This content applies to Recreation and Leisure Studies students in the College of Education, so we would be able to pilot aspects of the project with them on campus. The diversity celebration approach calls for a fundamental shift in leadership and organizational development that provides a roadmap for reaching out to underrepresented populations in the youth development arena. The book is full of practical advice and programmatic lessons that translate into teaching units. The units are: The Benefits and Challenges of Diversity, The Leadership Factor, Laying the Groundwork for Organizational Change, Tools for Internal Diversity, Program Enrichment, Outreach and Marketing. The focus underscores the changing demographic make-up of youth and addresses the question of how organizations can identify, respond, and sustain programs to serve their needs. This interactive training will make a difference to youth leaders around the world. It can make a difference in the life of a child. We look forward to working with you. For more information about ACA, please visit www.acacamps.org.


Summer Camp Program Improvement: Staff Training
8/14/2007

American Camp Association Powell, Gwynn (Associate Professor/ACA Volunteer) gpowell@uga.edu 706-542-5064/
706-542-7917

Project Description:

The American Camp Association, whose mission is enriching the lives of children, youth, and adults through the camp experience, would like to work with you to develop a Web-based course that teaches camp directors and summer staff about organizational improvement. We have an active volunteer who is on the UGA faculty, as well as a remote staff member who lives in Athens, so there would be easy access to both for project support. This content applies to Recreation and Leisure Studies students in the College of Education, so we would be able to pilot aspects of the project with them on campus. At camp, kids have fun in a safe environment; they learn about nature and how to make friends in a setting that is safe and supportive. Thus, camp is an important context for positive youth development. Over the past several years, ACA has learned a lot about what makes a quality camp experience. ACA has already developed content, “Program Improvement Process”—a step by step method for making camps better which targets organizational (a) structures, (b) policies and (c) activities. In this project, UGA students would create an on-line course that teaches summer staff the 9 steps of the “Program Improvement Process” including “where the rubber meets the road” strategies. Why does this project matter? By creating an exciting, interactive Web-based module, UGA students will teach thousands of camp staff how to make camps better, which will improve the lives of countless children across America. Now is the time to make a difference in the life of a child. We look forward to working with you. For more information about ACA, please visit www.acacamps.org. For more information about ACA’s Program Improvement Process, please visit http://www.acacamps.org/research/innovations.php.


Garden Earth Naturalist Website: Pollination!
8/2/2007

State Botanical Garden of Georgia Shenk, Anne (Director of Education) ashenk@uga.edu 706-542-6158/
706-542-3826

Project Description:

Garden Earth Naturalists is an environmental education curricula project led by UGA's State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Museum of Natural History. We train teachers and 4-H agents to conduct after-school science clubs with 3rd-5th grade children. We have developed nine curricula modules. A module contains a lesson plan with curricular resources for 4 or 5 after-school sessions around a specific topic such as pollination, soil or air. We would like to work with an IT student or student team to develop a prototype on-line component for one of the modules (Pollination). The on-line module would include a teacher and student path. The teacher path includes a Lesson Planner with links to the activities for the pollination module with instructional videos for a few of them; (NOTE: development of videos has been proposed as a separate IT student project) and various other educator resources. The student path would include games for students (already developed) and a section for entering ecological data about pollinators on their school site. We would field test this initial module with a few after-school club leaders and their students and use the evaluation to guide development of additional modules. Please contact us at the State Botanical Garden if you or your group is interested in the project.


Garden Earth Naturalists Science-Inquiry Video
8/2/2007

State Botanical Garden of Georgia Shenk, Anne (Director of Education) ashenk@uga.edu 706-542-6158/
706-542-3826

Project Description:

Garden Earth Naturalists is an environmental education curricula project led by UGA's State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Museum of Natural History. We train teachers and 4-H agents to conduct after-school science clubs with 3rd-5th grade children. We would like to extend this training to have an on-line video component. Our proposed project would include videotaping science-inquiry activities (short 2 minute clips), as well as working on editing and voice-over aspects of the project. Scripts for the video clips have been drafted. Video clips and activity write-up would be posted to a WEB CT site that will be developed for this course. We would field test these resources with teachers who will be enrolled in the program this coming year (funded by a Teacher Quality grant). Please contact us at the State Botanical Garden if you or your group is interested in the project. Thanks in advance for helping promote environmental education among Georgia's youth.


Right Whale Simulation
7/28/2007

Whale Huggers Huelsman-Bell, Alissa (Director) whaleygirl1@gmail.com 770-378-5064/

Project Description:

I am starting an organization designed to advocate for endangered North Atlantic right whales which calve off the coast of Georgia in winter months. My initial focus for the web site is on educating people about the whales. I would like to create a simulation tool that would 1) immerse users in the rich background of the right whale; 2) help users to understand the many obstacles that these highly endangered whales face; and 3) encourage users to envision (and possibly ultimately enact) workable solutions to these problems. As a former IT masters student, I have a good understanding of the Studio process and what is involved in creating a 6200 or 6210 project. I would like to use this project to really get my organization off the ground. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone if you have questions.


Kid's Interactive Fun with GALILEO
7/24/2007

GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library Fancher, Lauren (Director, GALILEO Support Services) lauren.fancher@usg.edu 706-583-2138/
706-583-2294

Project Description:

GALILEO is challenged to provide a meaningful, intuitive interface for young students (K-5); young students need to be better engaged in order to use GALILEO for their limited purposes and to build their return use as they age through K-16+ education in Georgia. We are looking for interactive and fun environments that would provide an online research experience using content that GALILEO licenses for these users. The studio approach offers a forum for playful and experimental development that seems ideal. We would provide information about the content and an orientation to the problem, and the solution(s) could be wide-open. It seems like this could be a project for one or more 6200 students to devise independent solutions, and/or a 6210 group project. And, hopefully, it might be fun!


Recreation on Private Lands
6/28/2007

University of Georgia (UGA)/Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) van Dijk, Daniel (Warnell Graduate Student) vandijkjd@gmail.com 502-386-0164/

Project Description:

Recreation is a growing area within natural resources management. Currently, the GFC has a program called the Forest Stewardship Program which allows private land owners to have a management plan designed specifically for their land. One component of these plans is recreation, an unfamiliar area for many contract foresters. This project seeks to design a web page/DVD about recreation development on private lands. The site would have text, graphics, and links to outside sources and would be used by a variety of natural resource professionals. There is some amount of funding availabe to purchase any necessary materials related to the website/DVD.


Online Training Courses for Mental Health Professionals
1/22/2007

New organization (will solidify name this month) Jackson, Sebrena (Program Coordinator/Instructor) drsjackson@bellsouth.net 404-295-9133/

Project Description:

A colleague and I are starting a new company. The company will offer online training courses to mental health professionals (social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists). Professionals will be able to log on to our website, register for a course, pay for the course, and complete that course. They will receive continuing education units (CEUs) that can be used toward their professional license. They will complete an exam online and will receive a certificate at the end of the course if their score meets the guidelines. We need assistance designing our website as well as instructional development assistance with the actual layout of the courses on-line. We look forward to discussing this further with you. Thanks! Sebrena Jackson, Ph.D. 404-295-9133


Let's Get Wild: Outdoor Education for the Next Generation
1/17/2007

Warnell School Irwin, Kris (Conservation Education Specialist) kirwin@uga.edu 706-542-7412/

Project Description:

Let's Get Wild is located in Watkinsville, GA and provides education programming to schools across Georgia. We need to develop a web based module to deliver content information for teachers and students. The product needs to be flexible, interactive (for the students), and expandable for the client. The subject matter expert is Mr. Steve Scruggs. I look forward to working with a team from EDIT 6210. Sincerely, Kris Irwin Conservation Education Specialist Warnell School


Home Buyer's Toolkit
6/12/2006

Market Place Brokers Robertson, Brent (Real Estate Agent) brentandpam@charter.net 678-977-1013/
678-417-2076

Project Description:

The Georgia MLS hosts a generic web-site for all of its members. It basically has a picture and a short bio about each agent. I want to link an expanded site where future home buyers can get lots of useful information ( such as insurance,taxes, closing costs, CMA's etc.) and link that information to me. This might get me a few more clients.


Fitness Knowledge
3/21/2006

Department of Kinesiology O'Connor, Michael (Coordinator of the Basic Physical Education Program) mjo@uga.edu 542-4456/
542-3417

Project Description:

The basic physical education curriculum is undergoing a major change. All basic physical education classes (104 per semester)will add a fitness knowledge module using WebCT. The purpose of the knowledge component is to provide students with health rlated fitness knowledge and behavioral change strategies to help students maintain a healthy lifestyle. The WebCT module is complete, however, I am sure that instructional technology could improve the program.


Designing an Online Delivery System for Age-Paced Newsletters
11/11/2005

UGA Cooperative Extension Bales, Diane (Associate Professor and Human Development Specialist) dbales@uga.edu 706-542-7566/
706-542-1799

Project Description:

UGA Cooperative Extension has a series of "age-paced" newsletters, designed to be read by parents at particular times in their child's development (e.g., at birth, at 12 months, at 3 years). We would like to make these newsletters available to parents automatically through a web interface. I envision parents typing in their contact information and their child's birth date, and having that information routed to a system that automatically sends an email with a link to the appropriate newsletter issue at each of these milestone times in their child's development. The interface could be as simple or as complex as necessary.


Multimedia Marketing of Camp Toccoa
10/14/2005

Camp Toccoa McNeal, John Paul (Camp Program Manager) jpmcneal@campfireusaga.org 706-886-2457/
706-886-5123

Project Description:

Camp Toccoa is a summer resident camp in scenic Toccoa, GA affiliated with Camp Fire USA. We are looking to enhance our multimedia marketing through our website and/or interactive CD or DVD that will help recruit campers for our summer camp.


Art Education
9/1/2005

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, UGA Permar, Andrew (Television Producer/Director) apermar@uga.edu 706.542.4940/
706.542.2183

Project Description:

The Grady College of Journalism was recently asked to submit a proposal to develop and produce interactive CDs that will be packaged with instruction booklets as modules. Each module is part of a series of 14 units, designed to teach art theory and skills to students from kindergarten through middle school. These modules will be marketed to those involved in home schooling and to public schools having no art instructor (a classroom teacher will be able to teach art classes using these materials). The first module is scheduled to be published and released in 2007. The booklets will be written and illustrated by our client. Students at the Grady College will write and produce the video segments for the CDs. We are seeking students in your department to provide interactive CD authoring services incorporating these video clips with artwork provided by our client, and graphics created by you.


Identification of Common Pest Flies
8/27/2005

UGA Dept. of Entomology Hinkle, N.C. (Dr.) NHinkle@uga.edu (706) 583-8043/
583-8267

Project Description:

Develop a website that permits easy identification of adult flies, combining text with illustrations. Involves scanning and optimization of photographs, slides, sketches, and other visual materials, combined with text to create a logical sequence for intuitive use by the general public. Students without entomological background are preferred, to ensure that results facilitate identification by individuals unfamiliar with technical terms.


Property Management Simulation Program
8/20/2005

Department of Housing and Consumer Economics at UGA Carswell, Andy and Williams, Nikki (Assistant Professor and Administrative Associate) carswell@fcs.uga.edu and nwilliams@fcs.uga.edu 542-4867 and 542-4952/
583-0313

Project Description:

The Department of Housing and Consumer Economics has recently begun a course of study which will educate students in the area of property management. To better facilitate this pedagogical endeavor, Dr. Andy Carswell and Nikki Williams have designed a plan to create a property management simulation game for the students. The game will entail one large community in which each student is given a multi-family building (e.g., large apartment building). In this community, the students will compete against one another to see who can have: The most happy tenants The most attractive property The best advertising campaign The best financial management skills; and Other features that will be forthcoming. There are clearly many other variables that will be required, which Dr. Carswell and Ms. Williams will provide. The designers would also like to have a feature in which a central controller would be allowed to cause certain real-life situations that the learners would need to overcome. If you or your group is interested in working with this project, please contact either Dr. Carswell or Ms. Williams directly.


Orientation for New Alumni Volunteers
8/18/2005

Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity Moore, Julie (Assistant Professor - Instructional Technology) julamoor@uga.edu (706) 542-5774/

Project Description:

I serve as the Program Director for Alumni Relations & Internal Volunteer Development for Alpha Phi Omega co-ed National Service Fraternity. Active on over 350 college campuses, Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a service organization based on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service, and strives to build student leaders through community service. Except for a few paid staff at our national office, all of the people who work with these college service groups are unpaid volunteers. We currently have no training in place to help college graduates transition into the role of alumni volunteer. In 2003 we conducted a needs analysis and through that identified many areas of need. One vital area of need is to develop a Basic Orientation to Alumni Volunteering. Each year approximately 200 new alumni volunteers begin to work directly with our chapters with little to no training or support. We are in need of a web-based system that (potentially flash-based or enhanced) introduces them to their new role as volunteer. Completing the module should take approximately 20-30 mintues. One model we are considering is something similar to the Boy Scouts "Fast-Start" online modules - http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/faststart/). This would be a great opportunity for an individual to flex their creative muscle with their instructional design skills and web developmtent.


Public Health Seminars at Pinewood Estates
8/18/2005

Office of International Public Service & Outreach Rieber, Lloyd (Professor) lrieber@uga.edu 542-3986/

Project Description:

Pinewood Estates is a predominately Hispanic community on Route 29 just north of Athens. UGA has several ongoing projects there to aid this community. This semester, a Public Health seminar series will be conducted. There are many opportunities for 6190 and 6200 projects as follow-ups to this seminar series, such as a web-based lessons that provide more guidance and activities based on the information presented during the seminars. Athens Regional Library operates a small branch library in the community where the seminars take place. There is also a small computer lab in the library branch where community residents could come to view online lessons that studio participant might develop.

There is also a great need for other educational materials and resources to be developed for this community across a wide range of topics. Here is just a few of the needs: Work safety; legal issues for immigrants; finding medical information; and How to save money.

I am not the client, but I will act as an initial liaison between the studio, UGA's Office of International Public Service & Outreach, and the Athens Regional Library Branch at Pinewoods.


Interactive Tour of the Xeriscape Garden at the Bamboo Garden in Savannah
8/18/2005

UGA Griffin Campus Seymour, Rose Mary (Public Service Assistant) rseymour@griffin.uga.edu 770 229-3214/
770 228-7218

Project Description:

We have a map of the Xeriscape Garden at the Bamboo Gardens in Savannah, GA. The map is labeled with numbers. The numbers are referenced in a list of plants. I also have pictures of all of the plants, and I would like to add 7 stations to the map each of which would describe one of the 7 principals of Xeriscape. This project would be to turn the labeled map into a "virtual tour" of the garden with links to show each of the plants in the garden and the 7 Xeriscape principals. The links would be on the map where the numbers are located. It is a visual project, so I hope this gives an idea of the desired outcome.


It makes Sense to Serve
8/18/2005

Madison County 4-H Susan Goldman (County Extension Agent) sgoldman@uga.edu 706-795-2281/
706-795-5460

Project Description:

Our 4-H Club, located just outside of Athens, needs help motivating and attracting the on-line community to our Leadership, Service and Fundraising Activities. We need On-line Flyers developed for some of our Activities. We also need our present website modified to include these flyers and other updated information. Thanks in advance for any help that you can send out way!


UGA Admissions 1101
8/18/2005

Undergraduate Admissions Spatig, Bob (Senior Assistant Director) bspatig@admissions.uga.edu 583-0570/
542-8788

Project Description:

Use of multimedia to provide basic information to educate Admissions audiences. Focus would be primarily on "Academics", "Activities", "Athens", "Admissions", and "Affordability". Emphasis would be placed on targeting multicultural students, high ability students, rural students, and out-of-state students. This project can be broken down into five lessons or audiences. -prospective students and their parents -international students -transfer students -admitted students -high school guidance counselors The result of this multimedia project would be to provide greater consistency and accessibility of information to prospective students and educators about the University of Georgia.


Russian Verbs of Motion
8/17/2005

Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages Langston, Keith (Department Head) langston@uga.edu 542-2448/
583-0349

Project Description:

Develop multimedia, interactive materials to help intermediate students acquire proficiency in the use of Russian motion verbs. This is one of the more difficult aspects of Russian grammar for non-native speakers. There is no single Russian verb meaning "to go": students must learn to make appropriate choices based on a variety of factors such as the mode of transportation, whether it is a single, one-way trip or not, whether the trip is completed, etc. Animation or other visual aids would be particularly helpful in teaching this topic, and no such resource currently exists.


ASP Database - Library Management System
8/16/2005

GREPIT (student association for EPIT) Barbour, Michael (Doctoral Student / President) mkb@uga.edu 706-542-4025/

Project Description:

The Graduate Researchers in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology (your student association for the EPIT department) is looking to catalogue the collection of resources (primarily books) that it maintains in the Graduate Student Commons. As a way to provide the graduate students with a way to search the collection, we are looking to have an Web-based database created (ASP or another suitable language) to achieve this goal. So, if you are interested in contracting to learn ASP, this may be a worthwhile project to practice those skills.


Family Solutions
8/15/2005

Child and Family Development at UGA Tollett, Jina () jinayang@uga.edu /

Project Description:

webbased content that we need: 1. more information to parents on money management (e.g., handling credit card debt, savings, montly money management, qualifying for a first home) 2. teaching youth about money management, credit card traps, managing a checking account, etc. 3. shaping more effective attitudes toward building wealth (e.g., savings, looking beyond today, striving for financial security, decision making traps and solutions on car purchases, perishables, etc.)


Internationalizing applied science education
8/4/2005

UGA - Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication Navarro, Maria (Assistant Professor) mnavarro@uga.edu (706) 583 0225/
(706) 542 0262

Project Description:

I am working on a project on the internationalization of applied science education through infusion efforts. The idea is to provide educators (secondary and university level) with international examples, lessons, case studies, stories, etc., that they can use -from their classrooms- to cover topics included in their traditional (regular) curriculum. I am working on the content, but I need help with the format... (e.g., search engine, cross-referencing, presentation, and interactivity). Also, I need a user-friendly programming, so the web page can be expanded in the future as more examples and information are made available. I am (obviously) open to ideas and suggestions, and I can adapt the project to the group/individual interested. Gracias.


Interactive Module in World Food Crops
8/4/2005

UGA - Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication Navarro, Maria (Assistant Professor) mnavarro@uga.edu (706) 583 0225/
(706) 542 0262

Project Description:

I would like some Instructional Technology help in developing an online interactive computer module on World Food Crops (history, stories, importance, characteristics, etc.), with activities centered in a world map (with, for example, a drag and drop game to test knowledge/find out the crop's geographical origin). The module will be used for, and posted in, the UGA's World Food Day Teleconference web-page (now being developed), and will also be used as an instructional unit for the ALDR 5700/7700 class (International Agricultural Development). The breath/depth of this project could be adapted to either a group project (6210) or an individual project (6200). If a group project, I will also be asking, for example, for a search system, and a user-friendly way to add crops/components/information in the future. Thanks.


Information Skills Game
8/4/2005

University of Georgia Libraries Stanley, Deborah (Reference Librarian, UGA Libraries) dstanley@uga.edu (706) 542-0656/
(706) 583-0268

Project Description:

The UGA Libraries reference librarians teach a lot of one-shot, face-to-face information literacy classes for students in all disciplines. During the one-hour session, we only have time to cover the basics of how to search for articles and books, and maybe a little on evaluating search results. We would like to cover some of the basic, more functional information, such as Boolean searching, how to revise your search for the best results, etc. beforehand, in the form of an online module that students would work through prior to coming to the class. We want something interactive, creative, and fun. A game would be perfect for this, and would be the library's first venture into this area, and something we would like to build on in the future. As a graduate of the I.T. M.Ed. program, I have a good understanding of the parameters within which you would be working. This project would be suitable for a 6210 group (with maybe 3 modules) or as a 6200 project in which an individual could develop one module. Thanks!