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Developing faculty to use technology : programs and strategies to enhance teaching
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Bolton, MA : Anker Pub., 2003
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xxviii, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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PSZ JB 30000010184751 LB1738 D48 2003 Open Access Book

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Developing faculty to use technology is a continuing art. This book chronicles how a wide range of universities successfully implemented faculty development programs to help faculty better use technology in their teaching. It offers an abundance of practical, proven information on how to integrate technology into teaching and learning activities.

Readers interested in implementing or improving their own faculty development program will be guided by detailed descriptions of successful faculty development programs, their effectiveness, lessons learned, and possible variations of the programs that may be useful in other settings. Featured topics include

The ethics of teaching in an online environment Communication across institutional boundaries Tips on communicating effectively with faculty Supporting faculty in the use of technology Creating a faculty instructional technology support facility Learning spaces Funding instructional technologies projects An agenda for a successful faculty workshop Using assessment to improve teacher education Measuring the impact of technology-based teaching on learning

Written for the architects of faculty development programs-directors of teaching and learning centers, chief information officers, information technology personnel, department chairs, deans, provosts, pedagogical consultants and course designers, members of faculty committees, and individual faculty members-this book will help readers become better able to craft a customized faculty development program that will enhance faculty potential to use technology in the classroom.

Author Notes

David G. Brown , a vice president at Wake Forest University, is a professor of economics and the dean of the International Center for Computer-Enhanced learning. He has served as president of Transylvania University, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, provost at three universities (Wake Forest, Miami of Ohio, and Drake), and chaired several national groups including the American Association for Higher Education, Higher Education Colloquium, the American Council on Education's Council of Chief Academic Officers, and the national Association of State Universities and Land-Grant College's Academic Council. He is editor-in-chief of the gallery of Courses Taught With Technology and a member of EDUCAUSE's teaching and learning committee. He founded the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, the Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
A Wake Forest provost, Dr. brown chaired the committee that bought ubiquitous laptop computing to the university. He has keynoted several conferences in the United States and at the EDUCAUSE Australasia, 2001 in Brisbane, the International Conference on Improving Learning and teaching in Johannesburg, and the NACU Conference in San Juan. In addition to several hundred presentations and papers, his books include Ubiquitous Computer (2003), Using Technology in Learner-Centered Education (2002), Teaching with Technology (2000), Interactive Learning (2000), Always in Touch (1999), Electronically Enhanced Education (1999), Leadership Roles of Chief Academic Officers (1984) Leadership Vitality (1979), and The Mobile Professor (1967).
An active use of technology in his own classroom, he has been recognized as an "inspirational teacher of undergraduates" by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His classes have been featured on the front page of the New York Times , as a special on British Broadcasting Worldwide Network, as well as in The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today , and Business Week . Trained at Denison and Princeton Universities, his most recent course has focused upon "The Economist' Way of thinking About College Basketball." Dr. Brown has consulted with more than 300 colleges and university regarding their use of technology in the classroom and administratively.
Dr. Brown's wife if 45 years, Lin Brown, is a gerontologist and community volunteer. Both children are married. Alison lives in Chicago (River Forest) and Dirk lives in Bone, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
Part I Philosophy.
1 Philosophy: Faculty as Eager AdoptersDavid G. Brown
2 Philosophy of Faculty Development at Virginia TechAnne H. Moore and J. Thomas Head
3 Program Philosophy: Keeping Sight of Whata??s ImportantThomas C. Laughner
4 Toward a Philosophy of Online EducationDougals F. Johnson
5 Fitting Workshops to Faculty MoresDavid G. Brown
6 Faculty Development in the Large Research UniversityJoanne M. Nicoll and Diane J. Davis
7 Philosophy: Agile technology SupportJay Harriman and Michele Estes
8 The Ethics of Teaching in an Online EnvironmentDouglas F. Johnson
9 Motivating Faculty: Five Five StrategiesWilliam Frawley
10 Communication Across Institutionsl BoundariesDiane J. Davis and Robert F. Pack
11 Cross-Campus Collaboration:Everybody WinsElizabeth A. Evans and Kathleen Thomas
12 Tips on Communicating Effectively With FacultySara J. Exum
13 Building a Community Across Campus: The Distance Education Interest GroupSherry Clouser Clark
14 Participatory Communication Planning and ImplementationChristine Y. Fitzpatrick
15 Communication Tools to Support Faculty Use of WebCTDouglas F. Johnson
16 The Listserv as a Communication Tool: Keeping Blackboard Users TalkingRosalind Tedford
17 Showcasing Faculty Work: A Joint EffortJanet R. de Vry
18 When Popular Software Goes Away: Helping Faculty Transition to New ProductsJennifer Meta Robinson
19 Coordination and Collaboration in Faculty SupportTerry M. Wildman
20 The Virginia Tech Cyberschool and the Online Master of Arts in Political ScienceTimothey W. Luke
Part III Staffing anb Support Strategies.
21 Support of Technology-Enhanced Classrooms at the University of GeorgiaSteven A. Gamble
22 Supporting Faculty With a Web-Development TeamAnne L. Allen
23 Instructional Design for Courses That Use Web-Based ComponentsCarol DeArment
24 Support From StudentsNancy Crouch
25 Supporting Faculty Adoption of Technology With an Academically Focused Technology ResourceRobert Vidrine
26 Supporting Faculty in the Use of TechnologyEd Schwartz and Shannon C. Phillips
27 Responding to the Individual, Reaching the Mainstream: A Hybrid Approach to Faculty SupportJanet R. de Vry
28 Successful Strategies for Faculty SessionsCordah Robinson Pearce
29 Untangling the Web of Services: The Resources Web SiteChris Clark
30 The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Providing Quality College-Level Support for FacultyRick Peterson
31 Building Online Support for BlackboardSuzanne Cadwell and Lori A. Mathis
32 Creating a Faculty Instructional Technology Support FacilityNick Laudato and Restiani Andriati, U