ERIC Number: ED452798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Equipping Faculty for Success with Technology.
Gates, Kathy; Moore, John; Oberlin, John; Rusiecki, Susan; Wascom, Tracy
This paper focuses on programs for the broad-scale, cyclical replacement of faculty desktop computers and attendant training to help faculty best utilize the new technology. Four diverse institutions, Mount Holyoke College, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina, and Virginia Tech, present and discuss their solutions. Issues related to the replacement of faculty desktop computers include application processes, methods for distribution, length of the replacement cycle, hardware and software standards; and appropriate faculty training. Areas examined include: how much choice faculty should be given in platform selection; whether programs are best handled at the department level or on a university-wide scale; how these programs fit with students computer requirements; what kinds of training programs are most effective; what formats work best; how the needs of novice computer users can be met while more advanced users can still be challenged; and incentives that can be provided to ensure faculty participation. The paper targets information technology professionals who are charged with implementing quality instructional technology programs. The degree of success that institutions have in meeting these challenges will impact the quality of core teaching and research efforts. (AEF)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Equipment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Technology, Microcomputers, Training
For full text: http://www.educause.edu/conference/e2000/proceedings.html. For full text: http://www.educause.edu/asp/doclib/abstract.asp?ID=EDU0014. html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: EDUCAUSE 2000: Thinking IT Through. Proceedings and Post-Conference Materials (Nashville, TN, October 10-13, 2000); see IR 020 605.