Clemson receives 2007 HP Technology Award
Technology for Teaching Leadership award designed to transform and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. Leadership awards are additional, higher value grants awarded to HP Technology for Teaching grant recipients whose projects demonstrate success in their first year of implementation. Clemson was selected for reinvestment because of its success in using HP technology to enhance instruction, demonstrating a measurable, positive impact on student achievement, and proposing innovative plans to expand their programs to have broader impact on student success.
Clemson is one of 10 HP Technology for Teaching higher education grant recipients that have been selected for the Leadership award in 2007. The award package includes HP Tablet PCs, cash and professional development with a total value of more than $120,000.
In addition to the equipment and cash, representatives from Clemson will attend the annual HP Technology for Teaching Worldwide Higher Education Conference to be held in San Diego, CA. in February 2008.
Marilyn Reba, recipient of the 2006 Grant, brought together a multi-disciplinary group Roy Pargas (School of Computing), Barbara Weaver
CCIT/CRLT/Teaching and Learning Technologies), and Lisa Benson (Department of Engineering and Science Education) to apply jointly for the 2007 Grant. The new HP Tablet PCs will be placed in a specially-designed classroom, dubbed the “sandbox classroom,” where faculty and students from a variety of disciplines will “play” and explore with technology. Reba noted that “all participating instructors are committed both to active learning in the classroom and to reaching out to the neediest students who may be reluctant to ask for help.”
Since 2004, HP has contributed approximately $44 million in HP Technology for Teaching grants to more than 850 schools worldwide. During the past 20 years, HP has contributed more than $1 billion in cash and equipment to schools, universities, community organizations and other nonprofit organizations around the world.
“HP invests in schools to improve educational attainment and develop a skilled, diverse workforce in the future,” said Sidney Espinosa, director, Philanthropy Program, HP. “Our grants empower students and teachers to succeed through innovative uses of technology and training.”
Information about the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at http://www.hp.com/go/hpteach and details about the HP project at Clemson is available at http://people.clemson.edu/~mreba/HPGrant.