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2012 Learning Innovations Awards

July 24, 2012

Robotics: Teaching the New Skills to Compete
Mechanical, Manufacturing & Communication

Red River College opened a new robotics lab in the fall of 2011.  Instructor Shylyte Bloodworth introduced first year welders to the robots in MANU-1044 “Intro to Robotics.”  She believes a robotics program is going to open up new opportunities for the students  and new skills as the  technology rolls out into industry.

MDA: Mobile Documentation Assistant
Nursing

An  iPod Touch application was developed to help nursing students to effectively document their clinical findings at the bedside.  Instructor Tasha Holt and Instructional Designer Claudius Soodeen developed the application to  guide first year students  in learning proper documentation procedures and terminology through mobile technologies.

Focus on Service Learning: Live TV Production
Creative Arts

Second-year students representing all four streams of the CreComm (journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcasting) served as technical crew and on-air talent while broadcasting live from the Humane Society Telethon.  Instructor Joanne Kelly reorganized her COMM-3011 “Live Television Production” toward a  Service Learning model to integrate technical skills with community involvement.

A Graduation Ring: Building a Tradition
Teacher Education

Teacher Education faculty revised their 3 senior capstone courses in Graphic Design, Manufacturing and Power & Energy  to focus of the production of a Graduation Ring. The project to create a  memento of the Industrial Arts Teacher Education program as a whole, succeeded in integrating a diverse program into a single student experience.

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