The Electronic Palladian
News and Opportunities for ACS Faculty and Staff
From the Associated Colleges of the South
CONTENTS for February 19, 2002
1. Digital Technologies and Cultures: Call for Modules
1. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND CULTURES: CALL FOR MODULES
The DTC initiative is offering grants of $1,000 for the creation of modules about any aspect of digital technology and culture. Modules should be based on quality materials shared through the internet and enhanced by pedagogical tools afforded by digital technology. ACS is also offering a summer work session from July 17-21, where successful applicants can work on module creation with the assistance of ACS Tech Center facilities and staff. For more information and the application form, see http://www.colleges.org/~dtc/applications/module2001.html . Applications are due by March 1, 2002.
Bryan Alexander of Centenary College has already begun work on a DIGITAL
COPYRIGHT module, and welcomes interested librarians, legal scholars and
others with expertise in this area as collaborators. Please contact Bryanfor
more details, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. SUMMER ACS TECHNOLOGY CENTER WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED
The following workshops will be offered at the ACS Technology Center in Summer, 2002. These workshops are FREE for ACS members, and travel and room/board will also be covered for successful applicants. Deadline for application: May 1, 2002 or when filled.
For more information about these workshops and application forms, please visit http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/workshop/workshops.html or contact Suzanne Bonefas, email@example.com.
Notes: Dates listed include travel days. All sessions are designed for Both Windows and Mac users.
Theatre Faculty: June 5-9, 2002
Focus: Collaboration between ACS theatre directors and designers; possible alignment of production calendars and curricula; "teaching exchanges" facilitated by technology.
Sunoikisis Summer Seminar and Curriculum Planning: June 8-16, 2002
Focus: Collaboration of all interested ACS classics faculty, particularly those participating in the Fall 2002 inter-institutional courses.
*Interactivity with Flash: June 19-23, 2002
Focus: Creation of interactive web-deliverable teaching and learning
applications with Macromedia Flash. All ACS participants will receive
a copy of Flash.
*Digital Video for Teaching and Learning: June 26-July 1, 2002
Focus: Hands-on training in videography, video editing, and final product formats, plus discussion of integrating video into teaching and learning.
Alianco Digital Mosaic Group (Russian instructors): June 27-30, 2002
Focus: Provides an opportunity for faculty in Russian language and culture to develop a curriculum for an inter-institutional spring course about Russian culture, with a language component. The course will be followed by a summer study-travel program in Russia.
*Web Production: Imaging and Web Site Creation: July 8-14, 2002
Focus: Designed for faculty and staff interested in developing Web sites
for teaching and learning. Software covered will include Adobe Photoshop
Elements and Macromedia Dreamweaver. The goal of the course will be to
create a site with a clear pedagogical purpose and that is coherent in
visual layout and design. ACS participants will be eligible to receive
some software covered in the workshop.
Digital Technology and Culture: July 17-21, 2002
Focus: Creation of shared modules addressing issues of contemporary digital technology and culture. Discussion of possible collaborative activities such as inter-institutional team-taught courses or portions of courses and the creation of a consortial portal about digital technology and culture.
Music Faculty: July 24-28, 2002
Focus: Designed to help music faculty become active in the ACS collaborative music program ("The Orpheus Alliance"). Topics to include: possibilities for class collaborations within the ACS, planning for the ACS Visiting Faculty Artists Project, building on the work currently underway in the ACS Composers Forum; and creating audio, video, and animation for the Web and for use in classes.
Debut Of: The first ACS New Music Concert will be held as part of the workshop, which will include works by faculty and students involved with the Composers Forum project. Any faculty member interested to performing or adding a new work to the program are encouraged to do so.
*indicates workshops that are project-based, with ample time for participants to work on projects they plan in advance, with one-on-one help from Tech Center staff and student interns. Teams that include faculty, support staff and/or students who will provide ongoing technical support are encouraged to apply.
3. FEATURED TECHNOLOGY FELLOWS: SAM PEZZILLO AND VADIM PONOMARENKO
ACS awarded a 2001 Technology Fellowship to Samuel J. Pezzillo, Professor of Classics at Birmingham-Southern College. With the ACS stipend, he evaluated and began digitizing an extensive collection of photographs from Italy and Greece. He has added to the collection images from Roman Provence. Portions of the collection are currently available on-line. Plans are to include about 4-5000 described images. See the initial stages of the on-line resource at http://csunx2.bsc.edu/CIC/. For additional information and suggestions, contact Samuel Pezzillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vadim Ponomarenko, an ACS Technology Fellow and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Trinity University, has developed an online self-training module for calculus students (http://www.trinity.edu/vadim/drill.html). The module, called DRILL (Depository of Repetitive Internet-based probLems and Lessons), allows students (and guests) to log into the web site, answer multiple-choice questions, and receive immediate feedback on the solution of each sample math problem. Initial evaluation of the program's effectiveness demonstrated better course grades for students who used DRILL. For additional information, please see a detailed description of the project at http://www.trinity.edu/vadim/drill01.pdf. To offer comments, contact Vadim Ponomarenko at email@example.com.
For information about other Technology Fellows and how to apply, see http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/fellowships.html.
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