Education Technology Courses with FDI & Using the Web for Instruction: Teaching with the Blackboard

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: May 17, 2004 End Date/Time: Jun 23, 2004
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Virginia Tech's award-winning Faculty Development Institute (FDI) is offering multiple Technology Education Sessions in a workshop format for those wishing to incorporate technology into their instruction. Through hands-on activities, each educational track provides a technological overview as well as hands on opportunities to utilize technology.

Hands-on experiences and open dialogue will be hallmarks of these workshops. Participants are encouraged to bring materials from their own courses as sessions are structured to provide opportunities for participants to work on their own materials. Software applications that will be shown include Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and the Blackboard course management system. One-on-one assistance will be available throughout this workshop and participants will have the opportunity to customize portions to more accurately meet their technological and pedagogical needs.

Virginia Tech's award-winning Faculty Development Institute (FDI) is also offering a 3-day workshop for those wishing to incorporate technology into their instruction. Through hands-on activities, FDI will provide a broad overview of how the web can be utilized to enhance traditional course activities. Participants will experience using a course management system to share course documents, create quizzes, manage online discussions, and provide grades in a secure environment. Participants will also learn how to create high quality, web-ready documents with a number of software packages. Several interactive teaching methods, strategies and tools will be discussed, and faculty members from Virginia Tech who have applied these tools and techniques in the classroom will be present to offer "best practices" examples from real-life experiences.

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