|David L. Green
Chief Program Officer, Digital Assests Management
National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE)
Manager of Museum Information Services, Davison Art Center
Recent studies show that still images are the most heavily used type of digital resource in higher education, one that can radically affect teaching practice. In 2005, interested in how different faculty were actually using digital images in the classroom, Wesleyan University and the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) commissioned an intensive study of digital image use by more than 400 faculty at 30 liberal arts colleges and universities in the Northeast. The focus of the study was on the pedagogical impact of the widespread use of this new format, with related issues of image supply, support and infrastructure making up much of the fabric of the report. Topics include image sources; the cataloging and management of personal image collections and their relationship to institutional collections; new software tools required; copyright policy and practice; the digital and image “literacy” skills required for optimum use of digital images by teachers and students; opportunities for faculty to share pedagogical needs and discoveries; and the management of the transition from analog to digital resources. This session presents and discusses the project’s findings.
Handout (MS Word)
Handout (Wesleyan Univ PDF)