Faculty members have varying expertise, enthusiasm, and support for teaching with technology. The present project for animal science faculty was designed to: 1) increase faculty comfort level in computer-based teaching; 2) strengthen faculty communication with local and regional resources; 3) help faculty develop skills and identify relevant applications; and 4) recruit submissions to regional teaching databases in animal genetics, nutrition, and physiology. The University of Connecticut, Cornell University, and Rutgers University collaborated to conduct hands-on workshops for each of 14 participating institutions and to provide opportunities for further exploration, learning, and informationsharing. Up to three workshop participants from each institution received monetary awards for followup projects. Projects resulted in technological resources for both in-person and online instruction. Regional workshops in the following two years offered participants the opportunity to share their accomplishments and challenges and set goals for further activities. This project and its related activities increased interaction among faculty and instructional technology staff and has provided a strong base for continued collaborative efforts among universities to support and promote pplications of technology in teaching animal science.
cooperation, technology, teaching