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The 20th Annual Winter Institute
Tools for Integrating Learning Support Centers in the Teaching/Learning
Process
Jim Austin, Coordinator, Faculty Center for Instructional Innovation,
University of Arizona

Keynote speaker Jim Austin explained to Winter Institute participants that
"you don't have to have high-end hardware to have high-end results."
Instructional innovation is about meeting instructional needs with the most
appropriate tool, whether that be with state-of-the-art tools, or with
resources that are readily available. In keeping with themes of technology
and developing partnerships, the Faculty Center for Instructional
Innovation on the University of Arizona campus not only provides faculty,
staff and students access to state-of-the-art instructional tools, but also
represents a partnership between five university entities including the
Center for Computing and Information Technology, the University Teaching
Center and the University of Arizona library.



The 20th Annual Winter Institute
Technology County Fair
Faculty Center for Instructional Innovation, University of Arizona

A technology county fair provided Winter Institute participants with a
unique opportunity to view and interact with five state-of-the-art
instructional tools at the Faculty Center for Instructional Innovation on
the University of Arizona campus. Through the use of computer technology,
the electronic whiteboard allows instructors to save any information that
would be displayed on a standard whiteboard, allowing users to post
information to disk or internet.

WebBoard allows for four types of easy on-line conferencing including
public, private, read-only and moderated.

Dragon Naturally Speaking, is a specialized computer program designed for
audio to text conversion, used in place of manual manipulation of mouse or
keyboard.

With Microsoft Front Page and Netscape Composer, learning assistance
professionals now have the ability to easily create webpages.

For those who need an organizational tool, Info Select offers a quick, easy
filing and retrieval system that is complete with business forms, calendar
and reminder options.

For those interested in these products or those who would like more
information on the Faculty Center for Instructional Innovation, visit
http://www.fcii.arizona.edu

Guillermo Uribe Ph D. Systems Support.
University Learning Center
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210021
Tucson AZ  85721-0021
520.621.5983