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February 7, 1997

New multimedia center gets interim director

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Professor James D. Russell has been appointed interim director of Purdue University's new Multimedia Instructional Development Center while a national search for a director is under way.

Russell is a professor of education and educational technology in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and an instructional technologist in Purdue's Center for Instructional Services (CIS).

A division of the CIS, the center was established to help Purdue faculty integrate computer-based instruction into their teaching. It will be in Room G-57 on the ground floor of Stewart Center. The CIS is assembling the necessary computing equipment, software and professional staff to offer training, consulting and a grants program. The Multimedia Instructional Development Center also will administer a network-based digital library of instructional software and support materials.

The new center will offer four multimedia workshops free to Purdue faculty and staff on March 13 and 14. Participation in the sessions on HTML Basics, Advanced HTML, MacroMedia Director QuickStart and Introduction to PowerPoint 4.0 will be limited to 20 persons per class. HTML Basics will be offered again May 6. Each workshop features hands-on learning experiences in the Purdue computing laboratories. For more information, contact the CIS at (765) 494-5100.

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