Teaching and Learning Services is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant. This grant encourages scholarly activity about teaching and learning at Carleton and supports faculty-led efforts to better understand and improve teaching through systematic, evidence-based investigations.

Dr. Kenta Asakura (principal researcher) and Dr. Sarah Todd (co-investigator), from the School of Social Work, received $15,910 over two years for their project Evaluating artificial intelligence (AI)-based simulation in teaching social work practice. The project’s goal is to test the effectiveness of an artificial intelligence (AI)–based simulation platform in developing foundational interviewing skills among social work students. The project aims to improve the simulation methods available to educators and to assess what types of learning can be facilitated through AI technology.

Dr. Ernest Kwan (principal researcher) and Dr. Irene Lu (co-investigator), from the Sprott School of Business, and Dr. Yan Liu (co-investigator), from the University of British Columbia, were awarded $12,840 over two years. Their project Vector plot: A tool for teaching statistics aims to develop a computer program to draw vector plots that will help students visually convey an abstract argument of mathematical expression. The project also aims to create a collection of interactive computer exercises for students, and assess the effectiveness of this newly developed tool for student learning of statistics.

Dr. Lois Frankel (principal researcher) and Claudie St. Arnaud (co-investigator), from the School of Industrial Design, proposed to develop a resource kit of experiential learning activities centred around the sensory aspects of design to support achieving learning outcomes for and with students. The investigators also plan to publish and disseminate the results of their work through workshops for educators and design students as a contribution to the new field of sensory design education. The project – Sensory design learning resource – the Sense-it kit – received $15,732.50 over two years (2018-2020).

Learn more about the available internal teaching and learning grants and other teaching development opportunities at Carleton.

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