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Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: 4/30/04
 
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, Mankato.