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1 Teaching, Learning and Culture at HBCUs NILL San Diego, California January Dr. Joyce Williams-Green Associate Provost for Information Resources / CIO Winston-Salem State University

2 What is Culture? The lens through which we view the world.

3 Culture Sir. E. B. Taylor (1871) “…that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals,law,custom,and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society”

4 Banks (1994) Cultures are dynamic, complex and changing. Cultures are systems, they must be viewed as wholes, not as discrete and isolated parts

5 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 116 Nationally Most in South East AN-MSIs Technology Status –NAFEO Infrastructure Study –Cencus Reports –Campus Computing Project

6 Cultural Nuances at HBCUs

7 Institutional –Evolving networks –Limited staff –Increasing computer access –More diverse socioeconomic status of students –Evolving access to software and upgrades –Traditionally African American

8 Microculture* Oral traditions Communities e.g. it takes a village Ethos (We/they) *smaller cultures that make up the national shared macroculture

9 HBCU Student in the Knowledge Age Older With Children Working Limited Access Largely African American Larger Percent of white students

10 Teaching and Learning for the Knowledge Economy and HBCU Students

11 Instructional Applications and Culture Cultural Cognitiveness: Aware of and think about HBCU microculture as unique and distinct from other cultures –Dr. Bell’s Class –Community Knowledge Centers (CKCs) On-Line Courses and WSSU-TRI –Designed to meet need of Knowledge Age HBCU Student PDA Project –Designed to compensate for institutional cultural nuances and meet needs of knowledge age student Center for Innovative Teaching Technology, Learning and Evaluation (CITTLE) –Implemented to support changing roles of faculty in teaching and learning

12 Dr. Bell’s Work Cultural Competence Parental Involvement Southern Poverty Law

13 Cultural Competence

14 Parental Involvement

15 Southern Poverty Law Center

16 Community Knowledge Centers (CKC) (CKC)

17 On-line Courses Problem Based/Constructivist Approach More activities that require person-to- person interaction More visual and oral presentations

18 Blackboard – Welcome

19 Blackboard – Course List

20 Blackboard – Course Catalog

21 WSSU-TRI Computer and PDA Requirement for freshman, new, transfers, distance education students, and graduate students.

22 Remote Access

23 PDA Article in Black Issues in Higher Education link to article

24 Tools That Provide Access PDAs Remote Access Tools Off-Site Instruction and Access Sources

25 PDA Pilot Project - PDA Pilot PagePDA Pilot Page - Call for ProposalsCall for Proposals - ProposalProposal Bell – Berry – Hafar - HerringBellBerryHafar Herring - EvaluationEvaluation - Student AgreementStudent Agreement - iPAQiPAQ

26 Center for Innovative Teaching, Technology, Learning and Evaluation (CITTLE)

27 References DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago:A.C. McClurg & Co Williams-Green, J. F., Holmes, G. A. and Sherman, T. M.( ) Culture As ADecision Variable in Instructional Design.. Journal of Instructional Development. V. 26, 1, p

28 Dr. Joyce Williams-Green Winston-Salem State University (336)

29 HSIs


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