Anderson, Indiana


Sun, 2012-04-29 00:46 -- education


The School of Education is located on the third floor of Decker Hall, with some offices also located in the West Campus building.

The Robert and Marjorie Austin Education Technology Laboratory

Thanks to a generous gift from the estate of the late Robert Austin, the Center for Educational Technology (CET) at Anderson University is the home of the Robert and Marjorie Austin Education Technology Laboratory. The new laboratory features a faculty development area, a student exploratory area, and a state-of-the-art electronic classroom center.

Robert and Marjorie Austin Education Technology Laboratory"We are so grateful to the Austin family for their generous gift that enabled us to create this education technology lab for the professors and students in the School of Education," said Dr. Jan Fulkerson, dean of the School of Education. "It has allowed us to change the design of our lessons and the way we deliver instruction to our students. It has given these future teachers a wonderful opportunity to integrate technology into their teaching and learning and connect to the global community in a more meaningful way."

"Anderson University commits itself to offering stellar academic programs," said Dr. Marie Morris, Provost. "It has long been the desire of our faculty to prepare students well to enter the workforce in their chosen field of study. To achieve our academic goals we must stay on the forefront of technology and pedagogical approaches. For these reasons, we are blessed with the generous support provided to develop the Robert and Marjorie Austin Education Technology Laboratory. Through this exciting new learning space our students will shine among their peers in the 'hands-on' preparation they will receive."

Jeffrey Trotter, assistant professor of education at AU, said the new technology lab can help teachers prepare for a new generation of learners. "The technology laboratory is a place where the School of Education can provide our education students a better opportunity to observe and develop the skills necessary to be effective in today's classrooms," he said. "Students know and use technology in many ways that can be transferred to the classroom. They are learning differently and we must respond to that need."

The Education Technology Laboratory represents a collaboration at Anderson University between Information Technology Services (ITS), the Center for Educational Technology, and the School of Education.