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Engaging Students Through Technology Focus of Institute
June 12, 2003

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The second annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Summer Faculty Institute was held May 12-16 on the Macon campus.

Eleven faculty members from schools and colleges across the university were selected for participation in the program which focused on engaging students more actively in learning through integration of the most advanced technology into course experience.

Areas of focus for this year's institute included the incorporation of new media into course components in order to deepen student learning and understanding; digital storytelling; use of Web CT to engage students in the learning process; experimental instruction with IPODS; Fair Use; Cognition and Technology; and Assessment of Learning with Technology.

The institute is sponsored each year by the Mercer Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost. Most institute sessions were held in the University's new Media and Learning Technologies Studio (MaLT) and the new Teaching with Technology Clasroom (TwTc).

The 11 participating Summer Faculty Institute Fellows included: Laurel Ashworth, Southern School of Pharmacy; Robert Clark, Stetson School of Business and Economics; Karen Harrel, Swilley Library; Richard Mines, School of Engineering; Russel Palmer, Tarver Library; Gloria Reece, College of Continuing and Professional Studies; Atul Saxena, Stetson School of Business and Economics; Randy Spaid, Tift College of Education; and Krista Swanson, Community Medicine.