Vol. 17, No. 30May 7, 1998

CTE program on high-tech ed.

Aworkshop about effective uses of instructional technology will be offered this month to help faculty choose technology wisely. "Chalk, Power-Point, E-Mail or Web? A Faculty Member's Guide to Time-Efficient Choices That Enhance Learning" will be facilitated by Barbara Walvoord and Kevin Barry, University of Notre Dame, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, May 21, in Room 208 Gore Hall.

At this workshop, faculty will not just receive an overview of technology or be urged to use it. Rather, in a course-planning process, faculty will consider what they want to achieve in the class, what are the best methods for teaching and student learning in the discipline and then what technologies might be most effective and time-efficient.

This is a course-planning workshop, not a hands-on workshop about how to operate particular technologies or software. It will help faculty decide which technologies they want to take the time to learn.

Walvoord is professor of English and director of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame. She has more than 20 years of college teaching experience and was Maryland's 1987 English Teacher of the Year. One of her recent books is Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment.

Barry is an educational technology specialist at the University of Notre Dame whose educational background is in marine biology and science education.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m.

To register, send an e-mail message to cte-reg@mvs.udel.edu at least two days prior to the workshop.

All CTE workshops are held in rooms that are wheelchair accessible. To request disability accommodations, please contact the center two weeks prior to the event by calling 831-2027 or sending e-mail to CTE-Reg@mvs.udel.edu

For more information, see the center website at http://www.udel.edu/cte/events