USD will host teleconference

USD will host teleconference The Center for Instructional Design and Delivery at The University of South Dakota and South Dakota Public Broadcasting will sponsor a video teleconference April 22 on the USD campus.

A live, interactive satellite event, "Pitfalls + Progress: Cost-Effective and Appropriate Use of Technology in Higher Education," will be presented at USD from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 in the Board Room of South Dakota Public Television (second floor). Produced by the American Association of College and Universities, the videoconference "Pitfalls + Progress," is part of the Pubic Broadcasting Service Adult Learning Service.

Panelists, including Lesta Turchen of the South Dakota Board of Regents, will focus on the technology that support administrative and student services, curriculum and courseware development and communication among administrators, students, and faculty, administrative and instructional linkages withing university systems. Participants will receive guidance on selecting appropriate technology to support institutional missions, using a multiple-model approach to technology purchase and implementation, avoiding duplication and over-spending, engaging faculty in appropriate use of technology, saving money on purchases through planning and partnerships and working to meet students' expectations.

Featured presenters will include: Molly Corbett Broad, president of the University of North Carolina, who helped develop a system-wide strategic plan on information technology for California State University; David Consideine, an Appalachian State University professor of media studies, who writes and speaks about appropriate use of technology in the classroom; John Worthen, president of Ball State University, which was among the first institutions to integrate the use of technology into the curriculum, and Turchen, senior administrator and chief academic officer for the South Dakota Board of Regents. Turchen's office is administering a grant from the U.S. Department of education called Learning Organizations for Technology Integration. John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will also participate.

To register or for more information, contact Gary Girard, CIDD, at 605-677-5317 or email

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