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UIS to present program on effective online learning practices
February 4, 2005
SPRINGFIELD - “Learning Effectiveness: What the Research Tells Us” is the topic of a brown bag presentation beginning at noon on Friday, February 11, in conference room C/D, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The program is free and open to the public.
The speaker will be Dr. Karen Swan, a professor in the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University and a widely published, well-respected scholar in the online community. She will discuss effective practices in online learning.
Swan’s duties at RCET include helping to design, develop, organize, coordinate, and monitor research activities. Before coming to Kent State in 2003, she had been an associate professor of instructional technology in the SUNY-Albany School of Education. Her research interests focus on computers and education and she has written about and made presentations, nationally and internationally, on such topics as programming and problem-solving, computer-assisted instruction, hypermedia design, technology and literacy, and asynchronous online learning. She has also written extensively on the subject of social learning from broadcast television and is the author of hypermedia programs including “Set on Freedom: The American Civil Rights Experience” for Glencoe and “The Multimedia Sampler” for IBM.
She holds an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Keene State College in New Hampshire and an Ed.M. and Ed.D. in instructional technology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Swan’s presentation at UIS is sponsored by the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning. For more information, contact Shari McCurdy, web developer and adjunct faculty member at UIS, at 206-7317.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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