Aug. 4, 2006 | More than 220 educators from Arkansas and surrounding states gathered July 21 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for the Teaching with Technology Symposium.
The event was held at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute and was designed for instructors, corporate trainers and others who participate in technology-based education.
“We are thrilled with the turnout for this event,” said Nicki Hilliard, Pharm.D., chairman of the UAMS teaching and technology committee and a professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy. “This is triple the attendance we originally expected, and we are excited to have educators from the elementary level through college registered.”
Keynote speakers were Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt, authors of the book “Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom.” Palloff and Pratt are consulting editors on a series of faculty guides for online learning, contributors to the book series “Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community” and consultants for effective distance education programs.
Symposium sessions included topics such as good practices for online courses, copyright and fair use issues, security issues and computer-based testing, and digital photo editing. Vendors presented new product offerings, and participants had the opportunity to tour the