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Pepperdine University Awards $33,170 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 has awarded the second round of internal grants that encourage and support faculty innovation in the field of e-Learning. In June, a total of $33,170 was awarded on a competitive basis to four lead investigators for 2009-2010.

Lead Investigator School Affiliation Name of Proposal
Dr. Lincoln Hanks Seaver College Capturing and Disseminating Audio Recordings of Music Event through Web and iTunes
Dr. Christopher Heard Seaver College Religion 101 for the 21st Century
Dr. John Jones Seaver College Best Method to Capture and Deliver Captured Classroom Content for Archive and Assessment (Student Delivered, Faculty Delivered)
Dr. Stephen Parmelee Seaver College Specialize CAC 316 for the Film Studies Program

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 "e-Learning" 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 e-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.

Future rounds of funding are expected to be available through this program on an annual basis. Please direct any questions about this grant program to Dr. Timothy M. Chester, Chief Information Officer, Pepperdine University, by e-mail ( or telephone (310-506-4501).