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UAMS to Offer Symposium on Teaching with Technology

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News Release, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 

June 8, 2006

LITTLE ROCK — Individuals interested in technology-related issues in education are invited to attend the Teaching with Technology Symposium July 21 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


The symposium is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. It is designed for higher education instructors, corporate trainers and others who participate in technology-based education. Cost is $45 per person before July 7 and $55 after that date. Students receive a discount. For more information and to register visit www.uams.edu/tnt/sympmain.asp or call (501) 686-8116 or e-mail hlsmith@uams.edu.


Keynote speakers are Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt, authors of the book “Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom.” Palloff and Pratt are consulting editors on a series of faculty guides for online learning and have contributed to the book series “Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community.”


Sessions will include topics such as good practices for online courses, copyright and fair use issues, security issues and computer-based testing, and digital photo editing. Vendors will present new product offerings, and participants will have the opportunity to tour the UAMS Center for Clinical Skills Education and the Video Conference Center.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 9,300 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year.

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