Tuesday, October 14, 2008

UIS Emiquon Field Station to host discussion of "Electronic Teaching"

A lecture and discussion on "Electronic Teaching, Online and Offline" will be presented at the University of Illinois at Springfield's Emiquon Field Station beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 21. The program is free and open to the public.

The discussion will be led by Dr. Keith W. Miller, UIS professor of Computer Science. Dr. Miller is also associate director of the field station.

The Emiquon Field Station is at The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve, between Havana and Lewistown. Entrance to the field station is on Prairie Road, located off Illinois Rts. 97/78, approximately one-and-a-half miles north of the Dickson Mounds turnoff. A sign will be posted.

UIS is a recognized leader in online education, and Dr. Miller, one of UIS' "early adopters" of electronic learning, has used computers in his teaching for over 30 years. In this presentation, he will give a brief description of his experiences in online learning and will suggest ideas for designing opportunities in Internet learning.

Following the lecture, a discussion session will allow members of the audience to share their own experiences and questions about how to use the Internet to enhance teaching and learning, for both face-to-face and online classes.

For more information, contact Keith Miller at miller.keith@uis.edu or call 217/206-7327.

See a map to Emiquon.