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|SOUTHEASTERN TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY
AND STUDENT LEARNING
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University will be one of 12 university teams participating in a national
seminar to address how technology affects student learning.
Sponsored June 9-11 by the American Association
of State Colleges and Universities and EDUCAUSE, the conference will involve
leaders in a discussion about the needs of a new generation of students,
how technology might serve those students, and the dangers of not paying
attention to their expectations. Southeastern’s team will include President
Randy Moffett; John Crain, provost and vice president for academic affairs;
Mike Asoodeh, assistant vice president for technology; and Eric Johnson,
director of Sims Memorial Library.
The conference, entitled “The Key to Competitiveness:
Understanding the Next Generation Learner, is funded by Microsoft Corp.
and will be held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. It is
designed to help develop campus-wide strategies for responding to changing
student expectations regarding higher education and learning processes,
to support faculty in their efforts to engage students with widely different
learning styles, and to develop new processes, practices and policies appropriate
in a technology-rich environment.
In addition to Southeastern, participating
universities are: Arkansas State University; Eastern Michigan University;
Ferris State University (Mich.); Georgia Southern University; Lamar University
(Texas); Montclair State University (N.J); Murray State University (Ky.);
Southeast Missouri State University; Texas State University, San Marcos;
University of North Carolina, Wilmington; and Minnesota State University,