The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module for a blended course, or a unit within a MOOC. The teams implement these modules in an existing class and investigate their impact on student learning.
This two-semester program is divided into a “design and development” semester, in which Fellows receive intensive training and support as they develop their module, and an “implementation and assessment” semester. Fellows may begin the program in the Fall semester (for implementation and assessment in the Spring semester), or may begin the program in January for implementation and assessment in the following Fall semester. The Fellowship carries a modest stipend as well as funds for presenting the results of the work at a conference.
Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15th
For more information about the program, including a video from the inaugural group of BOLD Fellows and application information, see the CFT’s BOLD program page.