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ERIC Number: EJ877586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
UH Information Technology Services: Faculty Development Program
Okimoto, Hae
Educational Perspectives, v35 n1 p34-36 Spr 2002
Universities are increasingly looking toward technology to overcome geographical barriers to access, and this has placed new demands on faculty to explore the potential of technology in their classrooms. As a result, faculty development in the use of appropriate applications for teaching and learning has become a critical issue. In the 2000 "Educause" survey of current issues in higher education, faculty development was rated, out of forty issues, as the third highest information technology related issue deemed most important for campuses to address for strategic success. The faculty development efforts of the Distributed Learning and User Services (DLUS) group of the University of Hawai'i system's Information Technology Services (ITS) encompasses a variety of initiatives ranging from providing technology training to the faculty in a number of software applications (Photoshop, Powerpoint, iMovie, and Respondus), to hands-on training in how to improve classroom teaching using technology. In addition, special provisions are made to help faculty prepare to teach online and develop skills in online pedagogy. In this article, the author describes the various initiatives of the UH's Information Technology Services to train the faculty in technology as well as pedagogy so they are better prepared to use technology effectively in both bricks and clicks classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii