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Technology Systems and Services

Tech Camp for faculty
by Linda Deneen

During spring break week, UMD held its first ever Tech Camp for faculty members. This intensive experience gave faculty the opportunity to enhance an existing course by integrating appropriate technology tools and electronic resources.

Participants made course web pages and enhanced them with graphics, sound, and video. They used PowerPoint to develop class lectures and a threaded discussion forum to encourage student participation. They learned how to digitize audio and video, how to take digital photos and modify them, and how to use their laptop computers in the classroom.

Most important, they learned how to teach their students to use these tools and discussed how technology can be used effectively to enhance the classroom experience.

For further information about this and future tech camps, keep your eye on the Tech Camp web site.



  



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Publication Date: 4/99