UNH Highlights Faculty-Student Technology Projects at First eTAP Showcase Oct. 23
Contact: Lori Gula
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 14, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. – Faculty members and students who teamed up
as part of the University of New Hampshire’s Educational
Technology Assistant Program (eTAP) will show off their technology
projects at the first eTAP Showcase, Thursday, Oct. 23.
In preparation for the second call for proposals, eTAP faculty
and students are inviting the UNH community to the showcase from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 338/340 in the Memorial Union Building.
The eTAP program, funded by the Faculty Instructional Technology
Development Grant Program, brings together interested faculty,
trained student mentors and instructional design professionals
in project teams that address specific teaching objectives.
Faculty members help plan and design projects, provide instructional
content and work closely with student assistants to complete technology-based
instructional materials. Mike Giordano and Laurie Trufant, eTAP
coordinators, oversee the teams and provide instructional design
consultation. Together, team members track the progress of projects,
help to implement the finished products, and evaluate both the
process and the outcome.
“These project teams create a powerful synergy between faculty
and students in which students teach faculty new skills,” Giordano
says. “This is a new and exciting experience for
our eTAP students – and for our eTAP faculty as well.”
eTAP projects include virtual laboratory experiences in microbiology
for nonscience majors; multimedia modules to enhance
Spanish classes; integrated text, images, and historical artifacts
for use in English and American Studies; a library of original
slides from mainland China to support instruction in Resource Economics;
virtual instruction in bibliographic skills and library resources
for the UNH-M library; interactive animations that depict trigonometric
functions to support instruction in calculus; multimedia study
modules for beginning and advanced painting and drawing; and animations
that demonstrate mathematical concepts for Water Resource Management.
At the Showcase, eTAP students will present posters of their projects
and demonstrate instructional materials they have completed or
are developing. Current eTAP faculty will be on hand to share their
experiences with their colleagues and to encourage other interested
faculty to submit eTAP proposals. Information on the program, along
with copies of eTAP proposal forms, will be available. EDITORS:
Reporters are invited to attend the luncheon. Please RSVP to Mike
Giordano at 603-862-3629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.