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Electronic bulletin board provides information in new way for education students

By FROM NEWS RELEASE
Dec. 4, 2010 at 6:04 a.m.

Lawrence Rossow, dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education & Human Development, sits near the school's new electronic bulletin board on the second floor of the University West building.

University of Houston-Victoria education students can learn more about their professors, important deadlines, upcoming events and new programs by watching an electronic bulletin board.

The board recently went live on the second floor of the University West building.

"This is one of the mediums in which the college students of today are receiving information," said Lawrence Rossow, dean of the UHV School of Education & Human Development. "It just wasn't consistent with our push toward new literacies to put information up on an old-school bulletin board anymore."

A high-definition TV runs PowerPoint slides and is set up in Room 222, the school's student services office and Department of Teacher Leadership and New Literacies. The screen faces the hallway to be easily seen by students.

The information that appears on the electronic bulletin board is coordinated by Lawrence Nelson, the school's multimedia specialist. Information rotating on the screen includes a faculty directory, spring registration deadlines, the school's logo and the "Jaguar Journal," which features recent faculty publications and presentations.

Future plans include adding a "Faculty Spotlight," which would highlight one of the school's faculty members; a letter from Rossow; and information about the Air Force ROTC Affiliate Program that UHV has with the University of Houston main campus. Nelson also plans to add a link to the information on the school's homepage (www.uhv.edu/edu) so UHV education students who are not on campus also can view it.

"This is just one other way that we can effectively communicate with students," Nelson said.

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