The Academic Multimedia Program (AMP) facilitates the integration of multimedia assignments into courses across disciplines and departments. AMP can provide training and technology, and support instructors with pedagogical consulting and development of teaching resources. Two courses are typically supported by AMP per semester.
Personal consultation sessions may be scheduled by instructors seeking assistance in employing instructional applications for teaching. This may include in-depth instructions on the use of individual tools or the development of course-specific strategies . Consultation sessions may be in addition to regularly offered workshops or in conjunction with a project.
Workshops offered each semester help instructors learn techniques, tools and best practices for engaging students through the use of instructional tools available at Brown and on the web. Workshop topics include course management techniques, effective classroom presentations, increasing student participation and collaboration.
An Academic Technology undergraduate teaching and research award (UTRA) provides members of the faculty with undergraduate collaborators to enhance teaching and learning through the integration of new instructional technologies including classroom tools such as "smart" boards, clickers and lecture-capture; and online collaboration and communication tools such as MyCourses, wikis and iTunes.
The Brown Instructional Technology (BIT) Grants Program is an opportunity for instructors to have digital projects created for their courses. BIT Grants consist of consulting from the Instructional Technology and the Media Production groups, and production work by a skilled team of Student Technology Assistants.