10 Institutions Receive Collaboration Software
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A recent grant program profiled in Campus Technology by DyKnow has ended. Ten recipients--including the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)--will be receiving the company's collaboration software and a plugin that allows users to create content and initiate a DyKnow session directly through PowerPoint.
A team of education advisors selected winners based on the proposals they submitted, outlining how they expected to enhance their teaching and learning through interaction and collaboration. Besides U Illinois, grant recipients are: Cañada College in Redwood City, CA; Columbus State University in Columbus, GA; DeVry University in Oakbrook Terrace, IL; King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA; Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI; Murray State University in Murray, KY; Parkland College in Champaign, IL; Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto; and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.
Charlotte Briggs, grant recipient and director of curriculum development at U Illinois Chicago's College of Dentistry, said she plans to use DyKnow to facilitate active learning. "UIC and other dental schools across North America are engaged in widespread reform to increase active learning," said Briggs. "However, due to a long tradition of lecturing and the high cost of clinical education, dental schools are struggling to find ways to economically incorporate small group learning into their biomedical science curricula. DyKnow will allow our instructors to manage multiple small groups at once."
Grant recipients will receive DyKnow Vision class capture and collaboration software and updates, server hosting, online training tutorials, consulting services, and support.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.