Selected Wake Forest Web Sites Re Technology
Prepared by David G. Brown, November 2\3, 1999
Plan for the Class of 2000. This plan involves 37 initiatives, over $10 million in annual budget increase, 40 new personnel in computing, 40 new faculty, and much more. All undergraduate students receive standard laptop computers that are refreshed every two years.
- ICCEL (International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning). The center has hosted customized campus visits and conferences for representatives from over 300 colleges and universities. It has also become an international training center for faculty learning how to teach with technology. http://iccel.wfu.edu
- Computer Initiative of the Babcock Graduate Management School.. All MBA students have been receiving standard laptop computers for six years. All classrooms and breakout rooms are fully wired to individual student seats. http://www.mba.wfu.edu/welfac.htm
- WIN (Wake Forest Information Network). This web-based administrative system generates a customized web page for each student and enables virtually all academic and financial transactions to take place over the web. When this system was instituted, Wake Forest moved to #3 on Yahoo’s List of Most Wired Campuses and to #1 liberal arts college on the list.
- CELI (Computer Enhanced Learning Initiative). This is a faculty group that designs and leads faculty exposure to opportunities to enhance teaching with computers. Its distinctive administrative structure, with a different faculty member serving for only one semester as full time director, means that leadership in teaching design remains within the full-time teaching faculty. http://www.wfu.edu/CELI/
- Campuses Connected Internationally. Wake Forest has a private frame relay network linking Vienna, Venice, and London where we own off-campus instructional sites. Our main campus is connected with the Medical School Campus via a 622Megabit ATM connection. Our connection to the internet, Internet II, and vBNSis 155Megabit. 100 classrooms are equipped with multimedia. Every classroom is networked with at least one connection and over 2000 individual student seats are wired.
- Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. Founded at Wake Forest in January 1998, this invitational conference assembles representatives from all North American campuses where all students have computers. Held on the Wake Forest campus in both 1998 and 1999, the conference will now rotate throughout the country. The presentations will continue to be published electronically in Wake Forest’s Journal of Computer Enhanced Learning. http://iccel.wfu.edu/publications/journals/jcel/jcel980101/jcel.html
- Wake Forest University Press- Scientific Division. The Press has already published two books in a continuing series devoted to computer enhanced learning. A third book, Interactive Learning, will feature 93 vignettes written by professors at 43 of America’s Most Wired Campuses about how they are using computers in their classes. http://iccel.wfu.edu/publications/index.html
- ACS (Academic Computer Specialists). Technologically savvy disciplinary specialists (with Masters degrees or higher in the discipline) have been hired into virtually all academic departments. They devote full time to advising faculty and students in the department on how best to use computer technology. By decentralizing such advice, faculty adoptions are encouraged.
- STARS and RTAs. After extensive training, computer savvy students are assigned for a full semester to aid their faculty associate with incorporating computer enhancements into their teaching. This program has already been replicated at a number of universities and colleges. http://www.wfu.edu/Computer-information/STARS/index.html
- Semi-Annual Tech Fair. For three hours each semester, faculty who have received special funding (and other volunteers) hold a "poster session" on how they are using technology to improve their teaching. This is very well attended. . http://www.wfu.edu/wfuacs/
Multi-Media Laboratory. This resource is available to both faculty and students. http://www.wfu.edu/Library/ITC/mmlab/mmlab.htm
Faculty Assessment Committee. This broadly representative faculty committee carefully monitors achievement against multiple variables. Then, members of the committee seek out departmental leaders and committee chairs to assure that the data are considered when making decisions that impact the future. . http://iccel.wfu.edu/publications/journals/jcel/jcel980101/assess.html
- Annual Congress on the Assessment of the Impact of Technology Upon Learning. The second annual congress will be held in February, 2000.
. Wake Forest is leading the development of a city-wide network of corporate and governmental intranets. http://www.winstonnet.org/. In October 1999 ICCEL will sponsor its second national conference in this area.
. This refereed electronic journal focuses upon teaching with technology, especially the higher end use of multimedia. Each year the journal referees and publishes the 12 best papers presented at the Annual Conference of AACE.. http://imej.wfu.edu/
ATG (Advanced Technology Group). This group specializes in interactive multimedia authoring and evaluating emerging technology. http://www.wfu.edu/atg/index.html
List of Undergraduate Courses on the Web, Fall 1999. A list of approximately 200 courses currently supported by web-based materials. Included is the identification of each professor. http://courseinfo.wfu.edu/bin/gateway_classic.pl