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Teaching and learning is at the heart of any academic institution, and the team at Carleton’s Educational Development Centre (EDC) works hard to keep that heart beating. Through a variety of workshops, the EDC offers training and support services not only for technology and testing (WebCT, PowerPoint and Scantron) but also professional development programs for instructors who wish to improve their teaching skills. “Good teachers require good resources,” says EDC director Carol Miles. “At the EDC, we want to make sure faculty and TAs are properly equipped so they feel comfortable in the classroom.” The EDC is also responsible for distance learning at Carleton, including the new CUTV digital cable channel broadcasting select Carleton courses.

With close to 2,500 faculty, sessional lecturers, and teaching assistants, the EDC has a broad clientele with extremely diverse needs. “That is perhaps our greatest challenge,” says Miles. “We try to anticipate and effectively address the needs of a variety of people, at different stages of their career, each with their own strengths and desires for improvement.”

To find out more about the EDC, including details on workshops and other resources available, visit their Web site at: carleton.ca/edc

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-05/355.htm

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