Four faculty members from Fort Hays State University delivered the keynote address at the recent two-day annual meeting of the Summer Institute of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology at the University of Kansas' Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
FHSU faculty John Ross, director of Forsyth Library; Glen McNeil, chair and associate professor of the Department of Health and Human Performance; Martin Kollman, multimedia specialist; and Dennis King, director of the Virtual College and Learning Technologies, presented "Convergence of Mobile Teaching and Learning in a Digital Life."
The institute enables faculty and staff involved in instructional technology to share expertise on a "colleague-to-colleague basis. "Colleague-to-Colleague" originated as the staff development sub-group of the Heartland Alliance, but subsequently has become a professional association of faculty, staff and administrators from a variety of Kansas and Missouri institutions. Its goal is to share technology expertise, resources and training with a special emphasis on distance education and instructional technology. At this year's conference, King assumed the position chair.
Also at the conference, Dr. Beth Walizer, assisant professor of teacher education at FHSU, won the Outstanding Online Teaching Award.