7.0564 Info Technology at AAHE Conference (1/443)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 13 Mar 1994 20:39:57 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0564. Sunday, 13 Mar 1994.
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 1994 08:15:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: Prof Norm Coombs <NRCGSH@RITVAX.BITNET>
Subject: American Association For Higher Education conference
AAHE has recently begun an emphasis on info tech and edeucation. It has jumped
in with both feet as the number of related presentations at the coming
convention will show.
I copied this from another list.
Norman Coombs firstname.lastname@example.org
Subj: Info Tech Sessions at AAHE Chicago Conf 3/23-26
Information Technology and Information Resources
Selected Sessions from the 1994
AAHE National Conference on Higher Education
March 23-26, 1994 Chicago Hilton & Towers
AAHESGIT recipients: I apologize for sending something this long,
but I was surprised at how much we have put together having to do
with info tech & resources for this AAHE 25th Anniversary event.
We are grateful to many of you on this list for helping, and
look forward to seeing/meeting you in Chicago. Let me especially
draw your attention to the open discussion on 3/23 at 10AM in PDR4,
the first SPIRIT activity on 3/24 at 2PM in Williford C, the fun/
SPIRIT session on 3/25 at 1PM in Williford C, the evening work
session 3/25 at 8:30PM PLS RSVP ON THIS ONE SO I'LL KNOW HOW MANY
WILL PARTICIPATE AND CAN FIND THE APPROPRIATE ROOM,...finally,
pls don't overlook the sessions on Sat. 3/26, esp. the Norman/Apple
and the Coombs/EASI sessions.
TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AND/OR WORKSHOPS: via fax, phone
510 271 8164 from a touch tone phone and follow voice prompts to
retrieve document #11. Otherwise, phone 202 293 6440 and talk with
the AAHE operator.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Workshop W-14, Wednesday, March 23, 9:00-12:00 Noon, Room 4M,
Using Computers to Teach Writing
Discover how you can use a new communications environment -
computer-mediated communication, or CMC -to teach writing and
facilitate other forms of communication. This workshop will
include a demonstration of Daedalus InterChange, the most
widely used network software for writing and collaborative
Presenters: Trent Batson, Director, Alliance for Computers
and Writing, Gallaudet University; Locke Carter, CEO, The
Daedalus Group, University of Texas; Fred Kemp, Codirector,
Alliance for Computers and Writing, Texas Tech University.
Workshop W-15, Wednesday, March 23, 9:00-12:00 Noon,
Boulevard Room C, 2nd Floor
Information Literacy, Undergraduate Improvement, and
the Regional Accreditation Process
This workshop will introduce the related concepts of
information literacy and resource-based learning and focus on
how information literacy can improve undergraduate learning,
how it can be integrated into the curriculum, and what
practical steps you can take to implement such efforts on
Presenters: Patricia Senn Breivik, Associate Vice
President for Information Resources, Towson State University,
and Chair, National Forum on Information Literacy; David Lee
Parkyn, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of
General Education, Messiah College; Ralph A. Wolff,
Associate Executive Director, Western Association of Schools
and Colleges; and teams from Cleveland State University and
the University of Northern Colorado.
Wednesday, March 23, 10:00-11:30 AM, PDR 4, 3rd Floor
Open discussion of AAHE's information resources and
information technology projects (Teaching Materials of the
Future, Project EASI, Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for
Electronic Learners, SPIRIT) and preparation for
participation/leadership of session 27, Thursday, 2:00-3:30
PM, AAHE's Programs to Improve Teaching and Learning
and session 54, Friday, 1:00-1:50 PM, Oversights,
Overhypes, and Victories: Moving Ahead with AAHE's
Information Technology Projects.
Workshop W-25, Wednesday, March 23, 1:00-4:00 PM, Joliet
Room, 3rd Floor
A Different Introduction to the Internet: Wonderful
Resources! Daunting Frustrations?
This workshop will introduce and demonstrate some of the
wonderful resources and tools now available on the Internet.
Presenters: David Bantz, Director, Academic and Public
Computing, University of Chicago; Steven Gilbert, Director,
Technology Projects, AAHE; Susan Perry, Director,
Departmental Systems, Stanford Data Center, Stanford
University, and Cochair, Teaching and Learning Working Group,
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI); David Smallen,
Director, Information Technology Services and Institutional
Research, Hamilton College.
Special Plenary, Session 3, Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30
PM, Continental Room, 1st Floor
Creativity and Collaboration: A Conversation With the
Disney Imagineering Team
A talk with four members of the Disney "Imagineering" team
about how they combine futuristic vision with practical know-
how, how to bring creativity to collaboration, and the
concept and role of imagination within future-oriented
Presenters: Barry Braverman, Executive Producer, Epcot
Center; Tim Delaney, Executive Designer, Concept Design,
Walt Disney Imagineering; George Gerba, Senior Concept
Designer, Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering;
Peggy Van Pelt, Creative Resources Advisor, Walt Disney
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Session 6, Thursday, March 24, 10:00-11:15 AM, Waldorf Room,
When Collaborative Learning Is the Norm: The
University of Aalborg Experience
The president of this high-technology-focused university will
present a case study that raises many questions about the
physical form and function of facilities vis vis our
philosophies of teaching and learning, especially in the
Presenter: Sven Caspersen, President, University of Aalborg
Session 14, Thursday, March 24, 11:30-12:30 PM, Continental
Rooms B/C, 1st Floor
Interactive Multimedia for the Mind: Teaching
This session will explore the aesthetic and intellectual
choices involved in creating new media titles that invite
exploration and reward the inquisitive mind.
Presenter: Maryam Mohit, Interactive Media Producer, The
Session 16, Marquette Room, Thursday, March 24, 2:00-3:15 PM,
3rd Floor Simplifying Multimedia
This session will describe and illustrate a general strategy
for solving the problem of how to empower faculty to create
effective multimedia instructional materials quickly, easily,
and with no computer programming. It will also profile CD-ROM
lessons currently used in music appreciation classes at the
Indiana University School of Music at IUPUI.
Moderator: William H. Geoghegan, Consultant in Higher
Education, IBM Academic Information Systems. Presenters:
Darrell L. Bailey, Director, Indiana University School of
Music, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis;
Douglas D. Short, Consultant in Higher Education, IBM
Academic Information Systems, and Fellow, Institute for
Academic Technology, University of North Carolina.
Session 20, Thursday, March 24, 2:00-3:15 PM, PDR 2, 3rd
The Promise of Connected Computers for Collaborative
This session will inform you about why the network approach
is such a promising and successful way to teach writing. The
presenters, all leaders in the network-based classroom
movement, will provide historical, theoretical, and
administrative views on this phenomenon.
Moderator and Presenter: Trent Batson, Professor of
English, Gallaudet University, and Director, Alliance for
Computers and Writing. Presenters: Fred Kemp, Associate
Professor of English, Texas Tech University, and Codirector,
Alliance for Computers and Writing; Terence Collins,
Professor, Writing and Literature, University of Minnesota-
Twin Cities, and Regional Director, Alliance for Computers
Session 23, Thursday, March 24, 2:00-3:15 PM, Room 4D, 4th
Information Literacy: Implications for Teacher
This session will examine some existing models of resource-
based learning in K-12 settings, the standards being set for
information literacy, and implications for teacher-education
Moderator: Patricia Senn Breivik, Associate Vice President
for Information Resources, Towson State University, and
Chair, National Forum on Information Literacy. Presenters:
William L. Bainbridge, President, School Match; Dennis
Hinkle, Dean, College of Education, Towson State University;
David Imig, Executive Director, American Association of
Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
Session 27, Thursday, March 24, 2:00-3:30 PM, Williford Room
C, 3rd Floor AAHE's Programs to Improve Teaching and
Learning: An Open Meeting...Including the First SPIRIT
This open meeting will provide an overview of those projects,
an update on continuing work, and news about several new
ventures, including a project on the peer review of teaching
and an effort to explore the role of technology in "teaching
materials of the future." Pat Hutchings and Steve Gilbert are
eager to get your reactions and advice - and to let you know
how to connect with AAHE's work on teaching. This session
also will offer the first opportunity to participate in a
SPIRIT activity: a discussion designed to exchange ideas
between those with expertise in teaching and those with
expertise in technology.
Presenters: Pat Hutchings, Director, AAHE Teaching
Initiative, and Steven Gilbert, Director, Technology
Session 28, Thursday, March 24, 3:45-4:45 PM, Boulevard Room
C, 2nd Floor Teaching Materials of the Future: What
Can Publishers, College Stores, and Faculty Expect
>From One Another?
Panelists will discuss AAHE's "Teaching Materials of the
Future" project; changing patterns of faculty use of teaching
materials; the resulting problems, options, and
opportunities; and the need for new partnerships among
faculty, college store managers, publishers, libraries, and
other agencies to keep up with these trends.
Chair: Steven Gilbert, Director, Technology Projects, AAHE.
Presenters: Gary Shapiro, Deputy Executive Director,
National Association of College Stores; James Lichtenberg,
VP, Higher Education Division, Association of American
Session 30, Thursday, March 24, 3:45-4:45 PM, Williford Room
A, 3rd Floor
Transforming Teaching With Technology: Faculty Success
You will see demonstrations of the use of new technologies in
the physics classroom and in writing courses; discuss the
impact on the nature of science and writing instruction; and
discuss the benefits and the costs for institutions that
invest in the technology.
Moderator and Presenter: Jerome Johnston, Research
Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of
Michigan. Presenters: Fred Kemp, Associate Professor of
English, Texas Tech University, and Codirector, Alliance for
Computers and Writing; Ronald Thornton, Professor of
Physics, Center for Science and Mathematics Teaching, Tufts
Session 32, Thursday, March 24, 3:45-4:45 PM, Lake Erie Room,
A Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Electronic
This session will present a case-based forum on rights and
responsibilities in electronic communities. The moderator
will present case situations to panelists for their reactions
and opinions, and then you will have the opportunity to offer
your insights and suggestions.
Moderator: Frank Connolly, Associate Professor of
Information Systems, American University. Presenters: Sally
Webster, Assistant Professor of Computer Applications,
College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY; Chuck
Schneebeck, Director of Academic Computing Services,
California State University-Long Beach; Mildred Garcia,
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Montclair
State College, and Chair, AAHE Hispanic Caucus.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
Session 51, Friday, March 25, 10:00-11:15 AM, Continental
Room C, 1st Floor
The Power of the Internet: New Tools Bring Resources
Within Easy Reach
In this session, Cornell University's efforts to provide
integrated network information services and powerful and
"friendly tools" (software packages) for "navigating" the
Internet and for manipulating campus-based information will
be explained and demonstrated.
Chair: James Carmichael Renick, Chancellor, University of
Michigan at Dearborn, and Member, AAHE Board of Directors.
Presenter: Stuart Lynn, Vice President for Information
Resources, Cornell University.
Session 54, Friday, March 25, 1:00-1:50 PM, Williford Room C,
Oversights, Overhypes, and Victories: Moving Ahead
with AAHE's Information Technology Projects
Join us for a fun 15-minute review of 25 years of educational
technology, followed by a brief introduction of AAHE's new
technology initiatives, including the Teaching Materials of
the Future project, Bill of Rights & Responsibilities for
Electronic Learners, and Project EASI. Learn how you can
participate in SPIRIT, enabling "techies" and "teachies" to
work together to reach educational goals through better uses
of information resources and technology.
Presenters: Kenneth C. Green, Director, Center for
Scholarly Technology, University of Southern California;
Steven Gilbert, Director, AAHE Projects on Technology,
Session 60, Friday, March 25, 2:00-3:30 PM, Boulevard Room C,
Using Multimedia Technology Inside the Classroom to
Improve Teaching and Learning
At Wright State University, teaching with multimedia - i.e.,
using a personal computer to combine text, sound/music,
images, and full motion - has led to improved student
learning, particularly in large general-education classes.
Presenters will demonstrate how technology is used in three
disciplines and then share data that shows improved academic
performance among students.
Moderator: Lillie P. Howard, Professor of English and
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wright State
University. Presenters: Iain Miller, Assistant Professor of
Biology, and Andrew Lai, Associate Professor of Management
Science and Information Systems, and Charlie Funderburk,
Professor of Political Science, Wright State University.
Session 61, Friday, March 25, 2:00-3:15 PM, Williford Room B,
3rd Floor What Every Academic Administrator Should
Know About How to Make Educational-Technology
Decisions: Case and Comment
Too often educational technology, academic, and
administrative leaders speak from differing and invisible
assumptions, making communication difficult. The presenters
will ask you to consider all of their various points of view
in the decision-making process and then synthesize principles
and guidelines from the discussion with their own work.
Moderator: Gregory Jackson, Director of Academic Computing,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Presenters: Elizabeth
R. Baer, Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic
Affairs, Gustavus Adolphus University; Stephen C. Ehrmann,
Program Officer, Interactive Technologies, Annenberg/CPB
Project; Robert Hahn, President, Johnson State College.
Session 65, Friday, March 25, 2:00-3:30 PM, Williford Room A,
Collaborative Learning, Collaborative Teaching, and
New Media: Production and Use of Technology to Support
This session will explore the collaborative potential of new
technology and demonstrate initiatives that incorporate
collaboration into distance learning, build collaboration
into technology itself, and suggest how the rich content
accessible through technology stimulate and inform meaningful
Moderator: Roberta Matthews, Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, and Member, AAHE
Board of Directors. Presenters: Maureen Doyle, Assistant
Professor of Human Services, LaGuardia Community College,
CUNY; Bret Eynon, Director of Research and Education, Hunter
College, CUNY; Ben Shneiderman, Head, Human-Computer
Interaction Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park
Session 68, Friday, March 25, 3:45-4:45 PM, Boulevard Room A,
Using Information Technologies to Better Meet the
Needs of Students With Disabilities
The computer - with appropriate adaptive hardware and
software - enables the disabled and provides them with a more
level educational environment, resulting in the inclusion and
empowerment of learners and teachers with physical
disabilities as never before. The presenter will describe in
nontechnical terms some of this new technology, explain how
it is used.
Chair: Sharon A. McDade, Assistant Professor, Higher
Education Administration, Teachers College, Columbia
University. Presenter: Norman Coombs, Professor of History,
Rochester Institute of Technology, and Chair, Project EASI
(Equal Access to Software and Information).
Session 69, Friday, March 25, 3:45-4:45 PM, Williford Room A,
3rd Floor Successful Teaching in the Brave New World:
Encouraging and Supporting Effective Pedagogy Through
This session will examine instances of emerging, campus-based
partnerships between faculty and academic computing staff in
an effort to generate more effective models of interaction
Presenters: Diane Balestri, Manager of Instructional and
Media Services, Princeton University; M. S. Vijay Kumar,
Director, Academic Computing, Mount Holyoke College.
Session 71, Friday, March 25, 3:45-4:45 PM, Williford Room C,
The Design and Use of Multimedia for Distance
Learning: Connecting College and High School Students
for Mentoring Across the Curriculum
This presentation describes a three-year project in which
university professors, high school teachers and students used
desktop multimedia (simultaneous audio, video and text-
sharing) for the purposes of mentoring and collaborating in
language arts and science courses.
Chair: Lawrence Dotolo, President, Virginia Tidewater
Consortium for Higher Education. Presenter: Ann Hill Duin,
Assoc. Professor, Rhetoric Dept., Scientific and Technical
Communication, Univ. of Minnesota.
Friday, March 25, 8:30-10:00 PM (location to be announced)
Yes, that's right! A working session only for those willing
to forego a night on the town in Chicago! Please come if you
are interested in actively working on and guiding AAHE's
information resources and information technology projects.
This group will no doubt define the "SPIRIT of 1994."
Crackers and water will be provided. (Anyone want anything
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Session 87, Saturday, March 26, 10:15-11:30 AM, International
Ballroom North, 2nd Floor
Visions of the Future: Technology in the 21st Century
In this session, the presenter will discuss the possibilities
and implications of adapting new technologies to the realm of
the scholar and the world of academia: the need to change our
methods of instruction; the role of interactive texts that
let students experiment, simulate, and reflect; and the
dangers of the "experiential" mode of perceiving, if
Hollywood standards rule the construction of multimedia
Presenter: Donald A. Norman, Apple Fellow, Apple Computer,
Inc., and Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair, Department
of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego.
Workshop S-38, Saturday, March 26, 12:30-3:30 PM, Joliet
Room, 3rd Floor
Making Instruction More Accessible to Students With
Disabilities Through the Use of Information
Technologies: Computers as Adaptive Devices
This workshop will review computer-related technologies that
can make instruction more accessible to students with
disabilities and related campus policy issues, including
compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Presenter: Norman Coombs, Professor of History, Rochester
Institute of Technology, and Chair, Project EASI (Equal
Access to Software and Information).
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Subject: Info Tech Sessions at AAHE Chicago Conf 3/23-26
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