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March 21, 1997

Forum eyes Web

by Anne Dolan
The effectiveness of the World Wide Web as an instructional tool will be the focus of discussion at the last Faculty Forum and Dinner of the year, Monday, April 7, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. The monthly series is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Mike Albright, an instructional development specialist with Media Resources Center and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will introduce the topic, "Can students really learn from your World Wide Web site?"

Albright, who helps faculty develop instructional aids with new technologies, said he will offer ways to make Web sites interactive for students.

"There are lots of good samples of what faculty already have done, including things such as links to useful resources on the Internet," he said. "In 10 or 12 minutes, I'd like to show some ways faculty are getting their students intellectually involved, not only with the course material, but among themselves, too."

A social time begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and discussion at approximately 6:45 p.m. Dinner reservations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 4, to Jane Henning, 4-2402, e-mail: Faculty are welcome to attend only the discussion.

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