Suzanne Bonefas is Director of Instructional Technology for the Associated Colleges of the South, and a professor of Classics at Miami University of Ohio. She is well-known for the Diotima project, a set of on-line resources for the teaching and study of women and gender in the ancient world, as well as the MiamiMOO, a collaborative and constructive environment for study of Antiquity. Most recently, she has been involved in the VRoma, which is a developing virtual community for teachers and students of Latin.
Robert Curtis is Professor of Mathematics at San Joaquin Delta College, and is well known in the Web and mathematics education communities for his revolutionary projects integrating CAS systems with the Web, for the teaching of calculus (see, for example, his labs.calculus.net). Most recently Curtis has been working on a range of projects that make use of Java and a variety of Web "plug-in" applications for the development of interactive graphics that transform traditional calculus exercises. He is also writing the the first VRML calculus "text". Links to these projects can be found on Curtis' Homepage.
Barry Fishman is the Project Manager of the The Learning Through Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) Project, based at Northwestern University. The CoVis project is distinguished by its innovative tools for visualization and communication in a large network of students, teachers, researchers and scientists; the tools include a multimedia scientist's notebook, a videoconferencing system, 'Detective' tracking of student computer use, and more.
An Assistant Professor of Education at Northwestern, Fishman's recent research includes the study and assessment of teaching with technology, as well as policy issues concerning the availability of networked computers in schools.
Kenneth E. Foote is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Texas at Austin, where he joined the faculty in 1983 after training at the University of Chicago and University of Wisconsin at Madison. His recent research publications are in cultural geography and American landscape history, and his book Shadowed Ground: America's Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy will appear early next year.
Foote has extensive experience teaching computer cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial statistics and is the director of his department's Environmental Information Systems Laboratory. Among the grants and awards he has received to develop this facility are three from the National Science Foundation for developing hypermedia course materials in the Worldwide Web. These include the Geographer's Craft, which created one of the first online textbooks in geography. Recently, he has begun the Virtual Geography Department Project, designed to link geography curricula nationally and internationally using the Web.
Foote was awarded the University of Texas President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award in 1992 and has served as Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Texas.
Presentation Materials: Ken Foote's HT&T96 presentation is now available here as a Real Audio file!
Neil Goldberg teaches Social Studies at the Dalton School in New York City. A long-time participant in the development of educational technology at Dalton, Goldberg has recently been involved in the study of moving from free-standing multimedia applications to networked applications at Dalton.
Ted Nellen teaches English at the Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers, in New York City, and is well known for his Cyber English course, which integrates student use of the Internet with the study of secondary school English. An English teacher since 1974, Nellen's recent interests have focused on promoting the use of networked computers by secondary school teachers.
Presentation Materials: What the Students are Saying
Joshua Reibel is Assistant Director of the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University, where he manages the Institute's research, evaluation, and consulting activities. Reibel has taught philosophy and literature at the Dalton School in New York City, and is extensively involved with ILT's collaborations with Dalton. While at Dalton, Reibel was a research associate at the New Lab for Teaching and Learning as well as an associate project manager on the Dalton Technology Plan.
Rebecca Sinker is a Research Fellow at at Middlesex University, in London, where she is currently working on a three-year project in Photography and Media education, in collaboration with The Photographers' Gallery and Artec (both are London-based arts institutes). She is also involved in a cultural identity and/in/through media arts project, currently underway at the George Orwell Secondary School (with children ages 13-15). Sinker is a photographic artist, who has worked in a variety of media, including mixed media installation, and digital imaging for the Internet.
The Rosendale Odyssey, (currently mirrored at STG) is a website created by Fiona Bailey of The Photographers' Gallery and artist Julie Myers, with work made by the children of Rosendale Infants' School. The children (aged 4-7) worked for one school year with artists Dave Lewis and Shona Illingworth, along with Fiona and Rebecca, using photography, video, audio and digital imaging to produce multimedia Hyperstudio 'stacks', which now form the basis of the site. The main themes of the work were: history, geography, communication, family, identity, memory and photography. In the run-up to the school's centenary, the project was seen as an opportunity for the children to creatively investigate their own families, histories and experiences, exploring changes and celebrating diversity. Through the website the work will have a life beyond the artists' residencies. For new children we hope it will be a resource; for those who worked on it, a basis for developing further ideas and technical skills. The nature of Internet culture being one of transformation, the school Website will now be the main area for developing work, as a point of exchange between many different schools, locally, globally and internationally.
Robert Spielvogel, from the Education Development Center, is well known for his project Footprints, an evaluation tool for Telecommunications-based educational projects. His research is concerned with the assessment of teaching with technology, with emphasis on the evaluation of the use of computers for enhanced learning and mentoring activities.
This Forum on Hypermedia Teaching & Technology is sponsored by NetTech, the Education Alliance at Brown, and STG. Email questions, comments, etc. to Roger Blumberg at Roger_Blumberg@brown.edu