UNH Faculty Take Technology
To New Heights
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
May 26, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – Faculty members from the
University of New Hampshire will return to the classroom this summer
to learn how
to better incorporate technology into their academic mission and
better serve today’s tech-savvy students.
UNH will hold its Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute
(FITSI) June 7-11. This year, 21 faculty members will participate
in FITSI 2004, which provides hands-on activities and sessions
designed to help faculty successfully integrate technology into
their teaching and curriculum. All sessions emphasize pedagogy,
and present ways in which technology can enhance and support student
The featured speakers at FITSI 2004 include Robert Reiser, Florida
State University; Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington;
and Phillip Long, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"Technology allows us to build a stronger academic community," says
Mike Giordano, manager of the Instructional Development Center
and FITSI coordinator. "While many universities spend a considerable
amount of time teaching how to use software, we believe spending
time developing the pedagogy behind the instructional technology
provides a more strategic avenue for faculty to incorporate technology
into the classroom experience."
FITSI is sponsored by CIS Academic Technology, the Academic Technology
Liaison Program, the Faculty Instructional Technology Development
Grant Program, and the Institute on Disability. For more information
on FITSI, visit http://at.unh.edu/fitsi/2004/.
Editors and News Directors: You are welcome to attend any of the
FITSI sessions. To make arrangements to attend, please contact
Mike Giordano at 603-862-3629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.