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OFE Newsletter: April 18, 2022

2022-2023 DELTA Grants Submissions Open

The DELTA Grants program provides support, key services and financial resources to increase student success through faculty partnerships. Their goal is to collaborate on reusable efforts with a broad reach to enhance teaching and learning through technology and research-based best practices.

DELTA offers several grant types to enhance the creation of online or hybrid courses and face-to-face courses, promote teaching effectiveness, develop large course redesigns, experiment with better ways to engage students and more.

Submissions are open today through May 13.

Beyond Word Processing: Digital Tools to Support Student Writing Across the Curriculum

Dr. Lindsey Harding, Director, Writing Intensive Program, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia
April 19, 2022, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Campus Writing & Speaking Program

In this hybrid session, we’ll explore a trio of digital tools to support students in writing-intensive classes across the curriculum. Each tool offers to help students in a different role they may take on as they engage in writing projects. First, we’ll look at a tool that supports students as readers: Perusall. This tool promotes active student engagement in reading and encourages written exchanges about a text in the margin of the text itself. Then, we’ll look at Reclaim Hosting, a tool that supports students as digital writers by providing them with a low-cost URL, website hosting, and plenty of resources to help them build WordPress websites, e-portfolios, and more.

Finally, we’ll look at how the discussion tool in an LMS can support students as peer reviewers, providing them with a platform to share their work, view prompts, assemble into groups, and respond to the feedback they receive. During the Zoom meeting, we will discuss applications of these tools across the curriculum and in particular class/project environments. As well, participants will be encouraged to share other tools they use to support student writers, and we will discuss strategies for balancing the affordances of a tool with the potential challenges of implementation.

  • To register, please request the link from
  • You will be emailed with a link to a brief video to watch before the session.

Acronym of the Month: Successive Approximation Model (SAM)

Today on Faculty Forum, Star Moretz (Instructional Designer & Training Specialist, College of Engineering) continues our Acronym of the Month series with SAM (Successive Approximation Model). It is a method of speeding up instructional design by applying a process of repeat, modify, and revisit, and involving stakeholders throughout the process.

Upcoming Events for Faculty

Monday, April 25