James Garner Ptaszynski reports on the proceedings of Council of Independent Colleges? Technology Workshop In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He argues that a hands-on approach to computer training is an invaluable and effective way to teach new and experienced users how to work with new technologies.
Having problems integrating technology into your classroom? Rebecca Montgomery highlights some key problems associated with developing and maintaining new uses for technology in instruction and research in an era when educational costs are continually called into question or significantly reduced. She focuses on the development of a calculus curriculum in Washington and a National Science Foundation grant to underscore several important factors involved in boosting educational programs using technology.
The question facing higher education is no longer whether to use technology in teaching. The question is now which technologies are most suitable for the myriad of courses taught. Some subjects naturally lend themselves to some technological approaches, such as World Wide Web, and others only with difficulty or not at all. At issue is a complex decision involving student aptitude, faculty innovation and technological choice. This article examines the use of one such technology - PowerPoint - in teaching political science courses.
Grace F. Johnson-Page, CPA, CMA, and Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management, Department of Economics, Management and Accounting at Marietta College has developed a Web page that describes the results of her sabbatical project, an exploration of the differences in information technology use between small liberal arts colleges and other institutions of higher learning.