Developing Faculty to Use Technology: Programs and Strategies to Enhance Teaching

Developing Faculty to Use Technology: Programs and Strategies to Enhance Teaching

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Developing Faculty to Use Technology: Programs and Strategies to Enhance Teaching by David G. Brown

Developing faculty to use technology is a continuing art. This book chronicles how a wide range of universities successfully implemented faculty development programs to help faculty better use technology in their teaching. It offers an abundance of practical, proven information on how to integrate technology into teaching and learning activities.

Readers interested in implementing or improving their own faculty development program will be guided by detailed descriptions of successful faculty development programs, their effectiveness, lessons learned, and possible variations of the programs that may be useful in other settings. Featured topics include

  • The ethics of teaching in an online environment
  • Communication across institutional boundaries
  • Tips on communicating effectively with faculty
  • Supporting faculty in the use of technology
  • Creating a faculty instructional technology support facility
  • Learning spaces
  • Funding instructional technologies projects
  • An agenda for a successful faculty workshop
  • Using assessment to improve teacher education
  • Measuring the impact of technology-based teaching on learning

Written for the architects of faculty development programs—directors of teaching and learning centers, chief information officers, information technology personnel, department chairs, deans, provosts, pedagogical consultants and course designers, members of faculty committees, and individual faculty members—this book will help readers become better able to craft a customized faculty development program that will enhance faculty potential to use technology in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781882982622
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/15/2003
Series: JB - Anker Series , #37
Pages: 337
Product dimensions: 0.94(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

David G. Brown, a vice president at Wake Forest University, is a professor of economics and the dean of the International Center for Computer-Enhanced learning. He has served as president of Transylvania University, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, provost at three universities (Wake Forest, Miami of Ohio, and Drake), and chaired several national groups including the American Association for Higher Education, Higher Education Colloquium, the American Council on Education’s Council of Chief Academic Officers, and the national Association of State Universities and Land-Grant College’s Academic Council. He is editor-in-chief of the gallery of Courses Taught With Technology and a member of EDUCAUSE’s teaching and learning committee. He founded the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, the Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
A Wake Forest provost, Dr. brown chaired the committee that bought ubiquitous laptop computing to the university. He has keynoted several conferences in the United States and at the EDUCAUSE Australasia, 2001 in Brisbane, the International Conference on Improving Learning and teaching in Johannesburg, and the NACU Conference in San Juan. In addition to several hundred presentations and papers, his books include Ubiquitous Computer (2003), Using Technology in Learner-Centered Education (2002), Teaching with Technology (2000), Interactive Learning (2000), Always in Touch (1999), Electronically Enhanced Education (1999), Leadership Roles of Chief Academic Officers (1984) Leadership Vitality (1979), and The Mobile Professor (1967).
An active use of technology in his own classroom, he has been recognized as an “inspirational teacher of undergraduates” by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His classes have been featured on the front page of the New York Times, as a special on British Broadcasting Worldwide Network, as well as in The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today, and Business Week. Trained at Denison and Princeton Universities, his most recent course has focused upon “The Economist’ Way of thinking About College Basketball.” Dr. Brown has consulted with more than 300 colleges and university regarding their use of technology in the classroom and administratively.
Dr. Brown’s wife if 45 years, Lin Brown, is a gerontologist and community volunteer. Both children are married. Alison lives in Chicago (River Forest) and Dirk lives in Bone, North Carolina.

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