Components of the Virtual Classroom
This session discusses issues related to the implementation of an on-line course. It presents several factors that must be addressed when delivering a course or course materials on-line, including changing instructional paradigms, learner interaction, and establishing collaborative learning experiences.
The PT-Project: Designing Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Curricula Around Student-Faculty Research Projects
The PT-Project is an interdisciplinary undergraduate research and curriculum project in cognitive science. Over 20 faculty and 100 students from eight different disciplines and three universities have created a dozen student-faculty teams. These teams design and implement undergraduate projects in artificial intelligence, the philosophy of mind, robotics, neural nets, linguistics, visual processing, etc.; creating web-based curriculums models around the projects.
The PT-Project website provides students and faculty on the Internet with everything they need to bring these research projects into their own classrooms--introductory texts, downloadable software, online tutorials, a "robot factory" and much more. A demonstration will be given of the website, given of the website, several AI programs and three robots (they walk, talk, manipulate objects, have moral commitments, play tic-tac-toe and more).
Demonstrates course materials created by Erick Howenstine, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies. These are 2 examples of course materials developed for specific courses by the instructor. See also the "Enhanced Teaching and Learning (ETLT)" Page.
Technology and the Evolution of Higher Education: Untangling the Web (and Other Education Technologies)
The NIU poster display highlights interdisciplinary applications of technology in a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs. We focus on several outstanding individual contributions to the technology-assisted course and forefront an array of program-wide achievements in the use of educational technologies.
This poster will highlight instructional products developed by faculty at SIUC. Both Web-based and stand-alone products will be showcased. Some projects have been developed independently; others through partnerships between faculty on campus.
Chronicles of Teaching: A Prototype
This project is intended to facilitate the reflection on teaching that is necessary for beginning teachers. Users are encouraged to read and publish stories of teaching, relating what they see in classrooms to the theories and methods they are learning about in their college courses.
Moving Composition Courses to Cyberspace
As electronic technologies become more and more available to our students, cybertechnologies like MOO spaces, chat boards, and IRC allow classes from various geographic regions to meet and to work together in ways that would have been impossible or impractical for institutions before. Students can work on papers with students from other locations, posting papers in environments like FirstClass and Lotus Domino.
This open flow of information also creates difficulties, notably with security and with access. If students do not have their own computers, they are often at a disadvantage to other students. During the poster session, Dorwick and Feldman will show strengths and weaknesses of some commonly used software packages.
Web Enabled CyberCollaboratory for Asynchronous Team Projects
The development and implementation of a WEB enabled CyberCollaboratory that can be accessed via the Internet asynchronously will be presented and discussed. The asynchronous architecture (access is possible from the location and time of an individual member's choice) would enable faculty to provide collaborative learning experiences and team project assignments resulting in an enriched educational experience for students.
Professor Jane Leuthold of the Department of Economics will demonstrate her use of instructional technologies in Microeconomics Principles, Econ 102. These include on-line computer graded quizzes and web conferencing using CyberProf, linked PowerPoint lectures, student WebPapers, and more.
Asynchronous Educational Administration Class
Beginning in fall of 1996, the College of Education and Human Services at Western Illinois University has offered a graduate level Educational Administration Class (EDAD 519--School Community Relations) through asynchronous course delivery. The course is taught via a series of videotapes supplementing a textbook. Course communication, instruction, and assignments take place via the Internet, including a web page, an email listserv, and a chat room. WIU invites you to learn more about our experiences in fully asynchronous course delivery.