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February 2001

Release Date: February 14, 2001

ASU/Verizon Instructional Technology Institute Open Free During Summer

A joint program between Angelo State University and Verizon will allow up to 20 qualified individuals to take at no cost six hours of graduate courses in the area of instructional technology this summer on the ASU campus.

The two courses designing instructional resources and technological media in instructional setting will be offered beginning July 6 by Dr. Nancy J. Hadley of the ASU education faculty. After the 9:30 a.m. July 6 orientation, classes will meet 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 2.

The courses are offered to teachers and other individuals interested in instructional technology at no cost, thanks to a $100,000 grant from Verizon in support of the Verizon Summer Instructional Technology Institute and other technology programs at ASU.

Credits from completing the courses can be applied toward a master of arts degree in curriculum instruction or a technology certificate. The first course will cover the study and analysis of models of learning systems as they apply to developmental and training programs and resources with an emphasis on advanced instructional techniques. The second course will look at the practical application of methods to prepare, select, develop and use instructional materials, media and visual aids in the classroom.

Applicants must meet the admissions qualifications to the ASU graduate school and must have basic knowledge proficiency in instructional technology either through in-service training, through successfully passing technological proficiency exams or through having completed ASU prerequisites for the courses.

Applicants must complete an on-line application and an application for admission to ASU's Graduate School by April 20 to be considered. Applicants accepted for the summer institute will be notified by May 4.

Additional information is available by contacting Dr. John Miazga, dean of the ASU School of Education, at (325) 942-2052, ext. 255, or Dr. Carol Diminnie, dean of the ASU Graduate School, at (325) 942-2169 or by accessing the website at http://www.angelo.edu/dept/education/verizon/.