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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Education Meets Virtual Production at the University of South Florida Studios

Do you ever feel like you’re losing the battle for your students’ attention? What if you could deliver academic content in an engaging, familiar format? Welcome to the immersive world of virtual production and real-time motion graphics and a practical use case in education by the University of South Florida (USF).

July 1, 2024Innovation, Video

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Excellence in online education: Winners of the 2024 Innovation in Online Design and Teaching Award

Three USF faculty members have earned recognition for the online teaching practices they have implemented to get their students excited, engaged, and immersed in the online learning environment.

June 21, 2024Awards, Learning Design

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USF Innovative Education leads the way in generative AI education for faculty through beginner-friendly workshop

Generative AI – many of us have heard of or tried it out, but few know how to use it to its full potential. USF Innovative Education’s new workshop for faculty, Course Enhancement with Generative AI, enables them to take full advantage of this evolving technology.

June 11, 2024Innovation

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USF Innovative Education Studios collaborates with Zero Density to host open house showcasing virtual production and real-time motion graphics

In an eye-opening showcase today, InEd Studios, in collaboration with the cutting-edge tech company Zero Density, highlighted the future of higher education at the Virtual Production open house event.

June 7, 2024Innovation, Video

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF’s Innovative Education helping revolutionize courses through generative AI

With artificial intelligence technology rapidly advancing, USF students will soon see some changes in their courses and how they participate in assignments. USF’s Innovative Education has made generative AI part of its broader strategy as it seeks to help faculty integrate it into online courses – serving as a test case for broader course instruction.

May 23, 2024Innovation

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Online MSW student finds new calling in counseling after a two-decade-long law enforcement career

After retiring from his 20-year law enforcement career, Shawn Fox decided to take the next phase of his career in a new direction. With an existing master’s degree in psychology, he began teaching as an adjunct but soon realized that his ultimate goal was to be a counselor.

May 21, 2024News

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Online MSW students share findings related to LGBTQ+ youth in the foster care system

Despite being entirely virtual, students enrolled in USF's Online Master of Social Work program actively engage in hands-on learning experiences. Two participants recently showcased their research findings at the Safe Children Coalition Conference, focusing on the significance of creating inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth within the child welfare system.

May 10, 2024News

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From serving in the Air Force to serving his community - Justin Tash's journey to a career in social work

Serving in the United States Air Force for seven years, Justin Tash witnessed the mental health struggles among colleagues and experienced his own emotional health battles while growing up in a military family and serving on active duty.

May 9, 2024News

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From Patient to Practitioner: Kevin Kent’s Mission to Make a Difference Through Behavior Analysis

By the time he was three years old, Kevin Kent had been through six open heart surgeries. Fast forward 29 years and Kent is now giving back to kids in the same way he was helped as a child – he’s now a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), working with children, some of them struggling with the same challenges he overcame.

May 2, 2024News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

From the Army to Computing: Joshua Santobianco’s Journey to a New Career

A veteran of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, Joshua Santobianco is familiar with witnessing intimidating jumps and soaring to new heights – in military planes. While he’s not maintaining weapons or conducting wartime exercises anymore, he’s leaping into a new career through USF’s Pathway to Computing Graduate Certificate.

April 30, 2024News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

How chewing food helped a psychology grad find her passion for Applied Behavior Analysis

After landing a chance job teaching children how to eat and try new foods to expand their diets, Faith Raulerson discovered a passion for applied behavior analysis.

April 30, 2024News

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Innovative Education provides state-of-the-art learning and production facilities for USF faculty across all three campuses

Innovative Education offers an expansive suite of resources across the Tampa, St. Pete, and Sarasota–Manatee campuses, providing faculty with tools to transform their digital course content.

April 16, 2024Faculty Training

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USF Innovative Education is a powerhouse of creativity and collaboration, offering a range of faculty-related services including learning design, multimedia development, technology integration, and support for teaching and learning. We help faculty transform courses into dynamic learning experiences, providing training and support for various programs. We work with both experienced and new faculty, assisting them in integrating technology and staying up to date with educational trends.