Summer Institute Launches Instructional Technology Projects

Florida Tech’s Faculty Summer Institute launches its fourth season on May 8, 2006, with nine faculty and staff projects that join teaching and learning
excellence with instructional technology. The common theme for projects this year is “Collaboration in Teaching and Learning.” Faculty members Carol
Shehadeh and Wade Shaw are directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, which sponsors the event.

Shaw said, “When you consider that effective teaching is a social process, then it is natural to seek collaboration between the teacher and the learner.
This year our theme builds on this concept and promises innovations for our university.”

Faculty and staff members will participate in a one-week workshop, develop their projects over the summer, and present results to the Florida Tech
community early in the fall term.

Participants for the 2006 Institute include:
Dr. William Arrasmith, Engineering Systems, “Collaborative, Multi-disciplinary Learning through Video Game Knowledge Modules”
Dr. Judy Barlow, College of Business, “Enhancing the College of Business Technical Curriculum with Podcasts”
Nikki Hoier, Information Technology, “Developing Protocols for Presenting Digital Knowledge using Blackboard, Websites, Video and Podcasting”
Dr. Elizabeth Irlandi, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, “Development of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Instructional Module with
Application to Land Management”
Dr. Kevin Johnson, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, “3-D Visualization of the Ekman Spiral for Teaching in Oceanography”
Dr. Lars Jones, Humanities & Communication, “Collaboration to Develop a Network of Local Professional Artists to Give Students Experience with Methods
and Problems of Art Production”
Mary Mullins, Humanities & Communication, “Collaboration to Develop a Course in Theatre Arts Drawing Upon the Unique Resources Available Through the
Florida Lambda Rail Network for Production Simulcasts”
Dr. Jane Tolbert, Humanities & Communication “Introducing Students to Community-based Research”
Dr. Niescja Turner, Physics & Space Sciences “Development of 3-Dimensional Visualizations and Related Tutorials for Space Science Instruction”

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