Tech expert plans final workshop series for instructors

Dick Walters, professor emeritus in the Department of Computer Science, will offer one of his last series of workshops for faculty on teaching, learning, and technology in winter quarter.

The five sessions will meet on alternate Tuesdays for about two months beginning Jan. 9 in Room 25 of Wellman. They'll meet from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by a social hour.

The topics will focus on the pedagogy of learning. The sessions are designed for faculty, lecturers, and others interested in the instructional process. Enrollment is limited to 15.

Walters, 76, says 2007 is the last year he will offer this workshop series. He intends to leave the course material, plus guidelines for managing the discussion sessions, in a form that others can use to present sessions in the future. But he says he will almost certainly offer the series again in the spring, and may accommodate a second group in the winter if this session fills.

The topics for the winter series:
--Jan. 9, Developing Course Objectives
--Jan. 23, Individual Differences in Learning
--Feb. 6, Evaluation and Testing
--Feb. 20, Effective Use of Technology to Support Learning
--March 6, Developing Individual Teaching Styles

These workshops are supported by the Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship. For questions or further details, please email Walters at