February 9, 2024
Emerging Technologies, Instructional Innovation Fellowship, Teaching and Learning
Dr Dhiroj Koirala at the IIF Meeting

The Instructional Innovation Fellowship kicked off its spring sessions with our fifth meeting on Friday, February 9. This session was all about bringing creativity and flexibility into the classroom. Matt Whitlock shared his experience with implementing an additive grading scheme. Kelly Klingler introduced us to ArcGIS StoryMaps, an interactive digital storytelling tool she uses to teach about wildlife conservation. Dhiroj Koirala demonstrated how he enhances engagement in his economics course by using MS Excel as a game tool in his class. 

Key takeaways:

  • An additive grading scheme promotes growth and equity
  • Digital Storytelling enhances learning engagement and transfers real-world skills
  • Interactive tools make learning accessible and fun

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