CTL seeks a fellow to study the use of classroom pedagogy with technologies, particularly in active learning classrooms at WashU.
The Center for Teaching and Learning advances WashU’s mission of educational excellence by supporting a diverse community of teachers and learners. The center promotes inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy, develops teaching-focused collaborations among campus partners, and strives to create a transformational educational experience inside and outside the classroom. To this end, the CTL plays a central role in facilitating the effective use of classroom technologies and supporting the university in planning for technology initiatives in teaching and learning.
The data fellow for classroom technologies will advance the mission of the CTL by assessing the use of technologies for teaching and learning in WashU classrooms. The fellow will investigate how instructors use classroom technologies across campus analyzing log data from classroom equipment and collecting interview/survey data from instructors on what they use in their classes.
The fellow will work with the Center for Teaching and Learning and other university partners to collect and analyze data. The fellow will take the lead in analyzing trends, developing instruments, and presenting data, with supervision and mentoring from the CTL assistant director for educational technology and lead classroom technology specialist. Findings from this work will be presented to campus leaders with opportunities available to further analyses and lead scholarly publications.
Develop interview and survey instruments
Use WashU databases and tools to collect and prep log data for analysis
Summarize classroom technology use at WashU using descriptive statistics
Maintain documentation of project work and readable code that can be used for future analyses and extended projects
Produce report and present findings to relevant university offices and committees
Share findings through blog posts, conference papers, and/or journal articles
Support additional CTL projects that promote teaching with technologies (e.g., pilot testing, review resources and training materials)
Ability to commit at least 5 hours per week through May 2023
Current undergraduate or graduate student at Washington University
Demonstrated expertise in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Technical acumen with office and statistical software
Strong verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail
Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision
Collaborative team player who can work with diverse teams and groups
Interest in enhancing teaching and learning practices
Ability to commit 10 hours per week through May 2023
Experience designing surveys and/or interviews
Experience using AV/IT equipment and other tools (e.g., whiteboards) to teach or engage others in a classroom or meeting room
Demonstrated expertise in managing data and building data visualizations
Interest in disseminating findings and extending fellowship beyond spring term
$15-18 per hour, based on experience level
Spring term contract, with option to extend
Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to Sally Wu, Assistant Director for Educational Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include Data Fellow in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications close January 31, 2023.