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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 197.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 10:30:19 -0700
             From: "James L. Morrison" <morrison@mivu.org>
             Subject: September-October Issue of The Technology Source

    Below is a description of the September/October 2002 issue of The
    Technology Source, a free, refereed e-journal published by the Michigan
    Virtual University as a service to the educational community at

    Please forward this announcement to colleagues who are interested in using
    information technology tools more effectively in their work.

    As always, we seek illuminating articles that will assist educators as
    they face the challenge of using information technology tools in teaching
    and in managing educational organizations. Please review our call for
    manuscripts at http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=call and send me a note
    if you would like to contribute such an article.

    Many thanks.


    James L. Morrison
    The Technology Source
    Home Page: http://horizon.unc.edu

    IN THIS ISSUE: Editor James L. Morrison interviews Peter Suber, a leading figure in the free online scholarship movement. Suber describes the technological, legal, and philosophical aspects of this exciting movement, and assesses its future development within the academy. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=1025

    When instructors need to promote communication and collaboration online, are there better alternatives than threaded discussion boards? In his commentary, William R. Klemm argues that a shared document approach offers significant advantages, and illustrates this in his use of a customized software program. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=1015

    In an interview with editor James L. Morrison, Carl Berger discusses the potential of integrated software development in instructional technology. Through his concept of the killer app-a software application that assimilates a range of diverse functions-Berger anticipates a future in which technology becomes further integrated in the daily experience of learners. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=995 Thierry R. H. Bacro illustrates how online technology allowed him to deliver an anatomy course to a broader geographic range of students. By illustrating the online component of this course, Bacro provides an incisive account of how distance education can be adopted within highly specialized forms of instruction. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=977

    In their case study, Gene Abrams and Jeremy Haefner describe their use of the MathOnline system, through which they were able to combine traditional and online methods of mathematics instruction, and thereby provide a more flexible range of learning options for their students. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=970

    When building a distance education program, some institutions may already have a substantial community of students and faculty-but still lack financial resources. Carol Stroud and Brenda Stutsky show how they addressed this challenge through a sharing of community resources, which allowed them to develop an online course for regional nurses in Manitoba. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=939

    Jerome R. Koblo and Casey Turnage offer an overview of current efforts to use technology to enhance faculty development programs in higher education. After considering a range of different approaches, they offer a prospectus for future efforts. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=943

    Michael M. Danchak illustrates how he has addressed the problem of creating affective relationships in Web-based instruction. Recognizing the difficulty of establishing instructor personality without face-to-face contact, Danchak suggests several ways in which instructors can reassure students of their presence and concern. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=962

    For our Spotlight Site, Stephen Downes reviews LearnScope Virtual Learning Community (VLC), an Australian site that focuses on the use of information technology in education. Through its multiple features, LearnScope VLC lives up to its name by providing a comprehensive online learning community to its participants. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=1035

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