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Jim Vanides


I couldn't agree more - we need to find more ways to share best practices in using technology like Tablet PCs - especially now that we're collecting some evidence that student learning can improve when instructional practices take advantage of what Tablets have to offer.

I'm intrigued by your call for a newsletter. I'll have to think about that one! Personally, I think that the true evangelists for improving teaching and learning are the faculty themselves.

To support them, I've been hosting a (mostly) monthly HP Online Speaker Series - a synchronous webinar that is sort of like a brown-bag seminar. I invite faculty to present how they are using technology, and the audience can ask questions. It's all done on the web and on the phone.

If anyone wants to see the archives, recorded and hosted thanks to the University of Wisconsin, visit http://www.uwex.edu/ics/stream/uwc-rock/hp/. If you want to participate in the next event, keep an eye on my blog for an announcement http://www.hp.com/go/hied-blog.

The other experiment I'm conducting is using a WIKI space to connect faculty around the world. It's currently a private, by-invitation space for HP grant recipients and our guests. I'm launching it as part of my upcoming HP Technology for Teaching Wordwide Higher Education Conference being held in February. I'll keep you posted on how the experiment works out!

Best regards,

Jim Vanides

Jim Fobes

Way to go. I really like what you and HP are doing. it's an outstanding example of non-marketing driven corporate zitizenship and I really respect it. best--JMF

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