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ERIC Number: ED400814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Supporting Faculty's Development and Use of Instructional Technology.
Brace, Sylvia Bedwell; Roberts, Gina
Instructional technology allows students to visualize complex ideas and understand abstract concepts in a manner that simply is not possible with the use of just lecture and a chalkboard. The use of instructional technology in a class and the impact that it has on students are almost wholly dependent on individual instructors. While a small percentage of faculty, early adopters of technology, will integrate technology into their courses with little prompting or assistance, most faculty will not. Mainstream faculty typically need encouragement, ready access to technology, training, and support before they take steps toward enhancing how and what they teach with the use of technology. This paper discusses the commitment to technology made by Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), and the ways it has helped faculty to develop instructional technology and effectively incorporate it into their courses by providing: awareness; access, to permanent and portable equipment; training; support; time, to integrate technology into the course content; and recognition for using instructional technology. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A