a UW System workshop on women's studies and e-learning,
participants came together to define feminist pedagogy
and to assess the merit of distance learning technologies
in their courses. Can technology further the feminist
pedagogical goal of engaging students in their own learning
processes, they asked? The group returned to their individual
campuses as members of a community of scholars with whom
they will continue to pursue these teaching and learning
issues. They also acquired some new technology skills
and some ideas for thoughtfully integrating technology
into their courses. Klebesadel decribes the event in more
detail and introduces TTT's special section on women's
studies and technology.
Whitehouse, an invited presenter at UW System's workshop
on feminist pedagogy and e-learning, compares the benefits
and shortcomings of both face-to-face and distance education
courses. Her research indicates that, from a student
learning perspective, using distributed methods that
draw on the best of both approaches leads to more favorable
outcomes. TTT is pleased to have permission to
post this article, which articulated many of the organizing
themes of the UW workshop. It was originally published
in 2002 in Women's Studies Quarterly.
at UW System's recent workshop, "Incorporating
Hybrid Web-Enhanced Course Development into Women's
Studies Pedagogy," became members of an online
environment established expressly for them. Nancy Chick,
a veteran distance educator from UW-Barron County, facilitated
a planned online discussion among participants prior
to the workshop. Read more to learn how Chick designs
successful online discussions for her students.
courses adapt to the hybrid environment, librarians must
consider how information literacy instruction can be successfully
integrated. Nelson, a librarian at UW-Stevens Point, summarizes
the presentation she gave at the recent UW System workshop
on women's studies and technology. Here, she focuses on
women's studies programs at other institutions that have
incorporated information literacy components into their
curricula--including online, hybrid, and traditional courses.
And she offers an example of how an existing course at Stevens
Point might integrate information literacy.
Division of Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
January, Lombardi introduced participants of
the UW workshop on women's studies and technology
to an emergent virtual environment called Croquet.
She recaps her presentation for TTT's
audience, explaining how she believes Croquet
will eventually exceed the capabilities of packaged
content management systems. Croquet is a multi-institutional
initiative under development at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Minnesota,
the University of Kyoto, and the Hewlett Packard
staff link readers to articles, websites, and assorted
resources for instructors interested in using technology
to improve student learning. This month we feature Teoma.com,
the Moderators Homepage, an article on blogging and RSS,
and more. Look for a new IT Info each month!
regular feature will take you behind the screens
to meet UW System experts--people in the know about all
things IT. In this issue, meet David Wirth who
serves as the Desire2Learn Project Manager for UW System.