Instructional Technology

Links to CRLT TTI Grant Projects:

Creating a course to engage students in critical thinking and collaborative writing projects

Amy Carroll, Assistant Professor of Americal Culture and Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA (

Professor Carroll’s project focuses on re-designing her course, Latino/Latina Literature of the United States: Borders and Circuits. The course will employ various technology tools that encourge students to think and work outside the box about the readings. Students will use technology tools to comment on each other’s writings, share and exchange thoughts, and archive the final group projects. Read more »


Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Making Music with Digital Audio Tools

Learning Italian Phonetics through Web-Based Music and Tongue Twisters

Rosella Bellagamba, Lecturer II in Romance Languages and Literatures, LSA (

Dr. Bellagamba focused on creating interactive web-based exercises for students to learn Italian Phonetics.  The exercises range from filling-in-blanks and matching words to recording pronunciations and comparing students’ pronunciations to the existing ones recorded by a native speaker.  This set of exercises adds fun to learning language and appeals to students’ learning styles.  The templates for the interactive exercises will be useful for others teaching basic Italian.

To experience one of the exercises navigate to: Read more »


Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Marking up the Sources: Using Annotating Technology, Digital Documents, and Websites to Design Assignments Promoting the Integration of Text/Object Close-Reading and Writing

Paulina Alberto, (Assistant Professor of History and Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures), LSA, ( Read more »


Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Integrating Multi-Media Sources into PowerPoint Presentations and Student Assignments in a Modern Latin American History Lecture Course

Sueann Caufield, Associate Professor, History Department, LSA ( Prof. Caufield will consolidate and improve existing PowerPoint presentations, create new presentations that integrate sound and film or video clips, and develop method to encourage more interactive learning. In particular, students will use the web and CTools site to work with images and recordings used in class in their assignments.
Example slides from the PowerPoint presentation Read more »