DISCOVERe Mobile Technology Program

The overall goal for faculty is to provide a transformed learning experience for students in a face-to-face classroom setting that leverages mobile technology to include opportunities for innovation and engagement. Faculty will explore and select appropriate technology that aligns with their pedagogy to enhance learning activities that meet student learning outcomes.

Selected faculty will receive a mobile device and will participate in professional development training this May 2020 thru January 2021. Funding is limited, and preference will be given to tenured, tenure-track, lecturers and faculty who teach high-demand courses.

If accepted, faculty will participate in a two-day professional development training May 27-28, 2020 and will implement mobile-learning activities in a course during the fall 2020 semester, while participating in a faculty learning community (FLC). In addition, a two-day professional development training and reflection will occur on January 12-13, 2021. A taxable stipend, up to $2,000, will be provided for the successful completion of the DISCOVERe Program as well as a mobile device for individuals who do not already have one.

The following requirements must also be fulfilled to participate in and complete the program:

  • Faculty will identify course(s) they will convert to DISCOVERe. Course(s) must be taught in fall 2020 or spring 2021.
  • Modified courses will include the use of Open Educational Resources as an option for e-textbooks or other affordable learning solutions.
  • The department chair and dean must support your application.
  • Faculty and department chairs must agree to offer a DISCOVERe course over a two-year period.

The DISCOVERe Program will strive to enhance student success by achieving the following goals this year:

  • Support course redesign and course learning outcomes
  • Include opportunities for innovation and engagement within the classroom
  • Reduce the cost of education for Fresno State students
  • Increase equity and access by supporting learning anytime, anywhere
  • Prepare Fresno State students for careers by increasing technological proficiency

Faculty participating in DISCOVERe will engage and inspire students and each other. You will learn best practices for teaching with tablets and other techniques to increase collaboration and student engagement. Please consider becoming a part of the exciting DISCOVERe Program. Apply Now! The deadline to apply is Monday, March 9, 2020.

For questions, please contact the Center for Faculty Excellence at 278-6892.

Faculty Training & Support

Request a Guide on the Go

The Center for Faculty Excellence is the primary facilitator of faculty support and training for Fresno State’s DISCOVERe Program. Our goal is to help faculty realize their vision for their redesigned course using mobile devices. The Center works closely with the DISCOVERe Hub, the Kennel Bookstore, and the Technology Services Help Center to provide faculty with training and on-going support.

As part of this support, faculty participate in a semester long Faculty Learning Community as well as an intensive week-long summer institute.

Visit the DISCOVERe Hub website where you will find suggested apps, installation instructions, as well as a request form to have a 'Guide on the Go' come to your class and provide tech support.

Faculty support is located in the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library. The Resource Center is available on a drop-in basis or you can schedule an appointment with an Instructional Designer.

Articles and Resources:

The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics: http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE3386.pdf