1996-1997 indexDistributed June 23, 1997
Attention: Reporters who cover higher education, technology
Higher education leaders from North American and Europe to discuss how communications revolution has affected colleges and universities
Presidents of 16 U.S. and Canadian institutions, along with university rectors, assistant rectors or former rectors from 14 European nations, will gather at Brown University June 25-28 to discuss the use of technology to improve teaching and learning. They also will get a taste of how new technologies can be used in the classroom and in distance education.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Higher education leaders from North America and Europe will discuss the effect of the communications revolution on colleges and universities during a June 25-28 seminar. The meeting, co-sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE) and CRE: the Association of European Universities (formerly the Conference of European Rectors) will be held at Brown University.
Presidents of 16 U.S. and Canadian institutions will participate, along with university rectors, assistant rectors or former rectors from 14 European nations, and the leaders of ACE, CRE and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
Topics of seminar sessions will include the use of technology to improve teaching and learning; distance learning; how to internationalize institutions through technology; and the future technology needs of colleges and universities. Experts in the field will demonstrate how new technologies can be used in the classroom and in distance education, and participants will discuss the results of a questionnaire distributed to each institution about the current use of technology on campus and future technology plans.
The seminar is closed to the public. The media, however, may attend to obtain background on the topic or to obtain sources for future stories. Contact the News Bureau for additional information.######