CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 1, 1999
UI to host 'Innovative Uses of the Web to Enhance Learning'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Educators hoping to make the most
of Internet technology might benefit from sitting in on a teleconference titled
"Innovative Uses of the Web to Enhance Learning" Friday, April 16 at the University
The PBS-produced program, sponsored locally by the
UI New Media Coalition, will air in Room 301 (South) of the Lindquist Center
on the UI campus. The program will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and include
an opportunity for questions and answers with two panels of experts, one via
satellite and one in person.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments
will be served after the program.
The PBS program will air from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and
feature a panel made up of distance educators from around the world: Fred
Bail, educational psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Barbara C. Howard,
business management, finance and real estate, Northern Virginia Community
College; Ronald Oliver, computer science, Edith Cowan University in Western
Chuck Scheebeck, Center for Distributed Learning, California State University.
The panel will present teaching models for distributed
learning, share research on the use of online technologies, provide stories
about successes as well as efforts in Web-based learning that didn't fully
succeed and offer planning and design tips for the novice as well as the experienced
UI experts will be on hand for about 30 minutes following
the program, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Kathy Heilenman, an associate professor in
French and Italian, and Kenneth Brown, an associate professor in management
and organizations, will talk about their use of the Web in teaching and take
To register and for more information, visit the UI
New Media Coalition's Web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~nmc/als,
or contact Tom Rocklin, director of the Center for Teaching, at (319) 335-6048.