ERIC Number: EJ710319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Faculty Use of Technology in a Small Campus Community
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n6 p21 Jan 2005
University faculty are often reluctant users of technology in their classes. This is especially true when it comes to having their students use technology in meaningful, student-centered ways (Warburton, Chen and Bradburn 2002). The main problem is that university faculty already have teaching, research and publishing requirements, and working to integrate technology takes time away from these activities. Also, faculty often become discouraged because they do not receive credit for their work in adding significant technology components to their courses. This article focuses on a program designed to improve how faculty use technology at a small branch campus of a major state university. The grant-based program aims to allow faculty to alter their courses so that students are using technology in more student-centered ways such as for problem-solving and project-based work. To accomplish this, a combination of workshops, individual mentoring and various incentives have been used to entice faculty to explore new and different ways of integrating technology into their teaching.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites, Teacher Workshops, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: California