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2015 Innovation in Technology and Learning Grant Recipients


The Technology and Learning grant program offers competitive funding to Pepperdine's faculty members to support and encourage innovation in the field of technology and learning.  The grant program has been established by the offices of the Provost and the Chief Information Officer, and is administered through the Technology and Learning department.  This year, we received many competitive proposals for the 2015 program.

All of the proposals represented exciting areas of inquiry.  A committee comprised of faculty from multiple schools of Pepperdine rated each qualifying proposal and five submissions were selected as finalists to receive awards.  The following proposals were funded for a total of $28,002:

2015 Grant Recipients

Dr. Jennifer Smith

"Digital Humanities"

by Dr. Jennifer Smith of Seaver College

Co-investigator Melissa Nykanen

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 Dr. Ray Valadez

"Teaching and Learning in Online and Hybrid Courses: Gaining and sharing the knowledge and experiences of faculty, students and alumni for assessment, faculty development and continuous improvement"

by Dr. Ray Valadez, of the Graziadio School of Business and Management

 Dr. Reyna Garcia Ramos

"Developing 21St Century Educators: Professional Development For Preservice Teachers Through Technology"

by Dr. Reyna Garcia-Ramos of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology

 Dr. Christina Littlefield

"Digital Storytelling and Data Journalism"

by Dr. Christina Littlefield of Seaver College


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