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ERIC Number: ED405834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 7
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Bridging the Multimedia Generation Gap.
Hurn, Janet; Thibeault, Nancy
This paper outlines efforts at Miami University (Middletown, Ohio) to bridge the "generation gap" between students who are comfortable using computer technologies and the faculty and staff who are reluctant to use them. Two Instructional Technology Fairs were held on campus (in Springs 1995 and 1996) to show faculty, staff, students, and community what was available in hardware and software on campus. A PowerPoint show featuring pictures that were "captured" from the fair was presented at the opening Faculty Senate meeting in the fall of 1995. Following, was a series of PowerPoint workshop presentations for any interested faculty and staff. The workshop series consisted of three parts focusing on creating a PowerPoint presentation; incorporating sound and pictures; and incorporating video. These workshops were then expanded to include students. One of the best ways to keep student enthusiasm for technology high is to hire knowledgeable students as student technicians in the computer center. This allows for a lot of interaction between these students, faculty, and staff. The University has a grant program called the Learning Technologies Enrichment Program whose purpose is to provide funding for equipment that broaden the application and integration of technology in the curriculum. The Summer Institute of Learning Technologies was targeted to novice faculty. Faculty and staff use of multimedia was found to increase by over 50% over the last 2 years, due to these efforts. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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