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Pepperdine University Awards $37,000 for Faculty Innovation in Technology and Learning

With the sponsorship of the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Chief Information Officer, and the Deans of the Schools of Pepperdine University, the Office of the Chief Information Officer is inaugurating a new internal grant program with the sole purpose of encouraging and supporting faculty innovation in the field of technology and learning. In June, a total of $37,000 was awarded on a competitive basis to five lead investigators in this first round of the program.

Lead Investigator School Affiliation Name of Proposal
Dr. Terri Egan Graziadio School of Business and Management Toward a Scalable and Sustainable Framework for Blended Learning
Dr. Ann Feyerheim Graziadio School of Business and Management MS in Organization Development (MSOD)
Dr. Owen Hall Graziadio School of Business and Management Application of Dashboard Learning Technology to Graduate Management Education
Dr. Connie James Seaver College Best Method to Easily and Efficiently Capture and Deliver Captured Classroom Content (Audio Only, Audio+Video, and Computer Capture)
Dr. John Mooney Graziadio School of Business and Management Beyond Smart: Developing a Classroom Model that's also Connected, Personal, and Real

After a period of twelve months, grant winners will be expected to submit a journal-ready case study that details their work; and make a presentation at a future "Learning and Technology" event later next year.

The goals of the grant program are to encourage and fund faculty members who propose new ways to integrate technology and learning; and provide a regular mechanism for sharing faculty member innovations in technology and learning with peers across the university. Finally, successful, cutting-edge projects will be evaluated to determine the feasibility of university-wide implementation, with the aim of making more instructional tools available to faculty members, and enhancing the educational experience of our students.

An additional round of funds is expected to be available through this program during the fall 2008 semester. Please direct any questions about this grant program to Dr. Timothy M. Chester, Chief Information Officer for Pepperdine University, by either e-mail ( or telephone (310-506-4501).