Vol. 18, No. 21Feb. 25, 1999

Tech teaching sessions set

One way to apply technology to teaching is to use it to complement good teaching practices. The Center for Teaching Effectiveness will present a session entitled "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education," to help create individual inventories of good practices. Also discussed will be what teaching practices might benefit from certain technologies. The program also will look at examples where good practice intersects with an appropriate technology.

Paul Hyde, IT/User Services-PRESENT, and Judy Greene, Center for Teaching Effectiveness, will lead the program, seheduled from noon-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, in Room 102 Gore Hall.

"Why Use the Web for Teaching?" will be presented by Malcolm Campbell, biology, Davidson College, from 4-5:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, in Room 208 Gore Hall. He will discuss the web as more than just as a way to present text that previously was reproduced on paper.

His topics will include: visualization (e.g., animations, QT movies, Java, testing, color figures, 3D images of molecules, Virtual Reprints), rapid update of materials, and distribution of information quickly with minimal costs.

He also will give a hands-on workshop for biology faculty from 2-4 p.m. in 051 McKinly Laboratory.

Entitled "Teaching Students the Same Way We Learn; In Context of an Interesting Question and On A Need-To-Know Basis," the session is intended for biology faculty but others are welcome on a space-available basis.

Campbell's visit to UD is jointly sponsored by the HHMI Grant, the biology department, and the Center For Teaching Effectiveness.

For additional information, call 831-2027.