Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Mining Corpora: Students as Academic Language Investigators

    Pamela S. H. Bogart, Lecturer IV, English Language Institute/LSA

    ELI students face a particularly difficult challenge in their academic writing when it comes to selecting appropriate “collocations,” or words that pattern together in high frequency and thus “sound right" to fluent English speakers. This project facilitates student use of online “corpora” databases of real language use that are designed for language researchers and that can thus be unwieldy for language learners. The project team therefore created an online video tutorial showing students how to conduct collocation investigations based on word choices in their own writing. Students log their process and findings in a Sitemaker database, where they can also view the findings of their peers. Students reported being pleased and surprised to find a resource for discovering how words pattern in real language use. Since some student conclusions about collocations have been inaccurate, future work will focus on developing additional online tutorials to support more sophisticated searches.


Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

  • Online Video Pedagogy

    John Ellis, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance (

    The mini video cameras that have come on the market have the potential to revolutionize piano pedagogy. Their ease of use, portability, and web interface attributes open up enormous possibilities. For this project, student teachers made video clips both during and in between lessons with their students in both PPLP (the pre-college piano program) and college Class Piano. The clips served as a study guide for individual students and could be shared, in the case of PPLP, with each student's parents. This kind of rich media artifact also allows me to better guide and supervise my GSIs.

  • Histology -- A Second Look:  A PowerPoint-Based Self-Evaluation Tool for Students’ Learning Success

    Michael Hortsch, Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School (


Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

  • Applied Ethics in the Ancient World

    Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Associate Professor, Classical Studies, LS&A, (

    Professor Ahbel-Rappe’s project prepares and facilitates the creation of websites that connect students’ own identities and aspirations to social issues in the ancient world. Through multi-media explorations (video, interview, performance, conferencing, etc.) students’ websites address the ancient Greek and Roman intellectual record with special focus on possibilities for social, intellectual, and scientific protest and debate.


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:


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, (