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ERIC Number: ED402972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Bits, Bytes, and Bricks: The Impact of Technology on Classroom Architecture.
Henderson, James; And Others
In October 1992, California's San Juan College was awarded a Title III grant to implement three technology-based initiatives. The first two activities involved the use of a computer lab to increase the basic skills of at-risk students and the use of a multimedia, interactive computer lab to support the foreign language curriculum. The third activity is an ongoing staff development program utilizing multimedia equipment to help faculty integrate new technology into the classroom. The full-time, full-service, development program is operated by the college's Instructional Computing Resource Center (ICRC), and stipends and release time are provided for summer and academic year courses. The courses focus on teaching faculty to create and present multimedia programs and to control interactive tutorial instruction. The program has had considerable impact on curricula and instruction at the college, with the new technology improving access, the effectiveness of instruction, and the ability to address different student learning styles. Moreover, the primary teaching methodology has shifted from the traditional lecture method to more dynamic, interactive processes. To help faculty put the training into practice, the college developed mobile multimedia computer and presentation systems and contracted with a local architectural firm to construct a new building. The building will house 10 classrooms, four of which will be multimedia enhanced, and a computer commons area for students. Floor plans of the new building are attached. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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