Keynote Address: "Technology-Enhanced Learning: Opportunities and Challenges,"
by Dr. Chuck Dziuban, Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida
Presented May 16, 2011
Moving from a purely face-to-face classroom to a blended approach—that is, one which replaces classroom time with online activities—can present many opportunities and challenges for faculty, students, and the institution. Such technology-enhanced courses are more prevalent than ever at UNC Charlotte, and the number is growing every year.
Dr. Chuck Dziuban is the Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where has been a faculty member since 1970, teaching research design and statistics. Since 1996, he has directed the impact evaluation of UCF’s distributed learning initiative examining student and faculty outcomes as well as gauging the impact of online courses on the university.
In 2000, Chuck was named UCF’s first ever Pegasus Professor for extraordinary research, teaching, and service and in 2005 received the honor of Professor Emeritus. Chuck has published in numerous journals and has co-authored or contributed to numerous books and chapters on blended and online learning, including The Handbook of Blended Learning Environments, Educating the Net Generation, and Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, which he also co-edited. In 2005, Chuck received the Sloan Consortium award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual. In 2007 he was appointed to the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Policy Council. In November of 2011, Chuck was named an Inaugural Fellow of the Sloan-C Consortium.