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publishes article in International Society for Technology in Education
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article by Black Hills State University instructor Laura Turner was
recently published in the International Society for Technology in
Education’s Learning and Leading with Technology (L&L).
Turner’s article, “Computer Technology in the Classroom,” is
currently featured in the online issue at www.iste.org/LL/30/9/06t/index.cfm.
Turner discusses the skills every teacher needs in order to integrate
computer technology in the classroom and provides links, many of them to
an extensive educational portal she has developed, to resources for each
of the skills.
Articles that appear in L&L are written by educators to
emphasize practical ideas about technology and how to use it in K–12
Turner received her bachelors in information management and her
masters in business education from the University of North Dakota. She
has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 1997.
Hills State University now offers a minor in management information
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The South Dakota Board of
Regents recently approved a new minor in management information systems
(MIS) at Black Hills State University.
The new MIS minor, which is
available beginning this fall, is an option for students pursuing
bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degrees in any field.
“This minor gives BHSU
students an edge in the computer and information systems field, since
the demand for those skills is expanding as technology is further
advanced and integrated,” Regents President Harvey C. Jewett said.
The minor is available
beginning this fall. According to Dr. Gary Meek, dean of the College of
Business and Technology, the objective of the minor is to provide
students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that will not only
qualify them for entry-level positions but also for career growth in the
field of computer applications in organizations. The minor will
emphasize the ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a
Through the course
requirements of the minor students will learn the concepts, techniques
and methodologies of MIS and realize the role that MIS plays in the
operation of world-class organizations.
“This minor will provide
knowledge of the software tools to successfully implement computer-based
information systems and the interpersonal skills required to perform as
a leader while also considering the major emerging issues in management
information systems,” said Meek.
“This minor definitely
leads to the hot jobs of today and tomorrow,” said Regents Executive
Director Robert T. “Tad” Perry. “There is currently high demand
for employees with the skills and knowledge in the computer and
information systems field and that demand is expanding as technology is
further advanced and integrated.”
The MIS minor will be
beneficial for graduates to find employment as systems administrators,
systems analysts and database administrators. Students graduating with a
major in education could easily find themselves employed as technology
instructors or technology coordinators at elementary and high schools.
Requirements for the minor
include introductory courses in the basics of business organizations,
communications, management principles and information systems as well as
courses in programming languages. In the advanced courses, students will
learn techniques, concepts and methodologies that apply to the design of
business information systems.
For more information on the
MIS minor contact the College of Business and Technology at 642-6212.
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The Faculty Research Committee has
funds available for the current fiscal year. Write a short (about
three-page) proposal. Proposal forms are available in the Grants and
Special Projects Office, Woodburn 309, or can be printed from the website.
It is anticipated that successful
applicants will request support for faculty release time, research
equipment, travel to research sites or research support for the
production of creative work. Preference is given to new applicants,
particularly in the areas of education, business, social sciences and
humanities. Applications are now being accepted for faculty release time
for spring 2004. Release time is awarded to full-time faculty who teach
on the BHSU campus. The next application deadline is Monday,
Aug. 18 at
The applicants are encouraged to
contact the committee members for advice prior to completing their
proposals. The members are John Alsup, Earl Chrysler, Tom Cox, Abdollah
Farrokhi (chair), Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane Sarver, and Rob