2005 Summer Faculty Institute:
Building Creativity into Education:
Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies
June 20, 10:00 a.m.
Keynote speaker Ben Shneiderman, author of Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies
, will present ideas for "the new education" that build upon problem-based learning
and the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education:
- collect: gather information and acquired resources
- relate: work in collaborative teams
- create: develop ambitious projects
- donate: produce results that are meaningful to someone outside the classroom
Using Leonardo da Vinci as an "inspirational muse" for the "new computing," as described by MIT Press, Shneiderman will ask participants to change and raise their expectations of what they should get from technology. He focuses on applying educational technology according to the collect-relate-create-donate framework, in which teams work on ambitious projects for the benefit of someone outside of the classroom. Find out more about Dr. Ben Shneiderman.
» Registration. UD faculty who register by June 9 will receive a complementary copy of Dr. Shneiderman's book, Leonardo's Laptop.
» Promotional flier. (PDF format)
MyCourses Exemplary Application Contest:
Awards and Presentations
June 21, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Come explore the accomplishments of UD faculty members who use MyCourses, powered by WebCT. Faculty presenters of the MyCourses Exemplary Application Contest Award are:
- James Dean, English
- Dick Gearhart, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Richard Hanley, Philosophy
- Chandra Reedy, Museum Studies
Experience IT Yourself:
Educational Technologies to Go
June 22, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Demonstration of portable technology for educators such as Tablet PC's, Apple iPods, hand-held video devices, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). We'll explore the promise and possible pitfalls of these new technologies for learning. Informal demonstrations of current learning solutions including class communication, course management, simulation and animation, multimedia creation, and digital storytelling.
Teaching with Technology
June 23, 2005, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
In the closing plenary session, Dr. Morrone will explore how to support faculty in their use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The Jump Start program is an innovative theme-based program designed to support faculty members at IUPUI as they design and develop online courses over the summer. In this session, we will explore what motivates faculty to work in a collaborative team-based approach like Jump Start. Case studies of faculty members who have participated in the Jump Start program will be discussed, with special emphasis on what works and what doesn’t work using a collaborative teambased approach. Breakfast available at 9:30 a.m.
Find out more about Dr. Anastasia Morrone.