University of Maryland's Success in Using Teaching Theaters and Lectureware
Cheng-Shien Zhang, Ellen Yu Borkowski, University of Maryland ; Julie Q. Bao, Shippensburg University
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-25-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
These days, word processing, e-mail, and the World Wide Web have changed the way businesses operate and people communicate, yet how students learn in the classroom seems to have been overlooked by this onslaught of new technology. The traditional teaching method of a professor lecturing to students using limited visuals such as chalkboards and overhead projectors is till the norm. But things are changing. University of Marylandís Teaching Theaters is the first step in extending technology to the lecture environment. The three Theaters - the AT&T Teaching Theater, the IBM-TQ Teaching Theater, and the AT&T Foreign Language Classroom, are unique classroom environments that provide integrated computer networks, customized presentation equipment, as well as an assortment of locally developed "Lectureware" (software specifically designed for the lecture environment).
Zhang, C.S., Borkowski, E.Y. & Bao, J.Q. (1997). University of Maryland's Success in Using Teaching Theaters and Lectureware. In J. Willis, J. Price, S. McNeil, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1997--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 725-728). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).