Beirut-based Architectural Firm Wins Design Competition for Engineering Complex at AUB  
Trustee Philip Khoury Named MIT Associate Provost  
AUB and UAE Center Sign Agreement to Offer EMBA Program to Emirate Institutions  
Fourth AUB Faculty Seminar on Teaching and Learning with Technology  
New Faculty: Hussein Shahidi  
New Faculty: Kirsten Scheid  
New Faculty: Tima al Jamil  
Office of Grants and Contracts Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day  
Staff Profile: Ghaleb Halimi  
Fifth Annual FEA Student Conference Held  
Engineering Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Achievements  
Studying Biodiversity in Lebanon and the Region at AUB  
Construction Update  
Renovated AUB Archaeological Museum Inaugurated  
Renovated Pediatrics Clinic Opened  
Women's Rights Club Holds Conference on Gender and Sexuality  
Tenth Annual AUB Job Fair Largest Since Its Inception  
Letters from a New Campus by Daniel Bliss  
Winners of the Coca-Cola 'Make Every Word Count' Essay Competition Announced  
AUBMC Research Group Awarded NIH Grant  
Science Students Reveal Bonds Between Chemistry and Art  
Understanding the Political Economy of Islamic Movements  
Extreme Makeover: AUB Graduate Transforms Gulf Television  
Science, Math, and Technology Fair Promotes Environmental Thinking  
School Fair 2006: Prospective AUB Students Visit Campus  
Situation of the Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon  
Remembering the Writer, Khalil Takieddine  
Promotions 2005-2006  
Piano Recital by Arnimée Choukassizian  
Lecture on Space Exploration by World Expert  
Teleconferencing Brings Students Together Across Continents  
"Something Is Happening": Fairuz and Ziad Al Rahbani  
Cultural Genocide and Assyrian Cultural Survival  
Lecture on the History and Origins of American Islamicism  
Business School and Arts and Sciences Team Wins Soccer Championship Match by Narrow Margin  
  Red Cross Club Celebrates its 26th Anniversary at AUB
  History of the American University of Beirut: A New CASAR Course
  First Stereo-photography Exhibit at AUB  
  Photo Exhibition by President John Waterbury  
  The Cats of Renée Deek: End-of-Year Theater Workshop Performance  
  Film on Euthanasia-A True Story  
  Part Two of the CVSP Forum  
  Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said  
  Mozart and Schumann Celebrated at Assembly Hall  
  Austrian Chamber Music Duo Performs at AUB  
  Mathematician Alain Connes Visits AUB  
  Rima Khcheich Concert Plays to Sold-out Crowds at Assembly Hall
  Women's Auxiliary  
  33rd Annual Folk Dance Festival Hosts 20 Performing Schools  
June 2006 Vol. 7 No. 8

Fourth AUB Faculty Seminar on Teaching and Learning with Technology

Participants in the seminar at College Hall B1

The fourth AUB Faculty Seminar on Teaching and Learning with Technology was held on May 31 in College Hall, Auditorium B1 with President Waterbury giving the welcoming address, five faculty members presenting, and Provost Heath ending the discussion.

May Mikati, instructor in the English Department, focused on the WebCT multi-section project carried out in the English Communication Skills Program. Due to pedagogical, technical, and administrative reasons, among many others, this program proved itself to be important in courses such as English 204 because of the many sections this course is divided into.

Professor Sana Marini discussed the initiation of blended courses at the School of Nursing, which aims at recreating an online nursing program that can serve the students in the region. In her presentation, Marini went back to her own experiences with such a project in a blended course that proved to be a great success.

"Moodle" was the first topic discussed after the coffee break by Dr. Rosangela Silva who explained that this new Learning Management System (LMS) will gradually replace WebCT and will help instructors teach their courses online as well as in the classroom by uploading course material, conducting class discussions, communicating with students, and holding exams online. In her presentation, Silva explained why AUB is adopting this LMS.

Professors Hassan Artail and Karim Kabalan discussed four courses introduced through Moodle and developed by faculty members from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture as part of the Mediterranean Virtual University (MVU) project. Artail and Kabalan referred to a study conducted on the experiences of the instructors and students in the two courses offered with Moodle.