Silver & Gold Record, Thursday, May 6,1999, Volume XXIX, Number 34 By Marianne Goodland

As information technology becomes a more important part of the CU environment, innovative faculty are researching and developing ways to use it in teaching students complex concepts or taking them to new places.

Four faculty members were saluted for their integration of technology into the teaching environment during the second annual technology award luncheon held on April 28. The prize, the president's Faculty Excellence Award for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Technology, went to Bernard Nelson of preventive medicine and biometrics at the Health Sciences Center, for his team's work in developing computer-based learning modules that help students understand new medical concepts. The award includes a $ 1 0,000 cash prize.

Nelson, a former HSC chancellor, gave a brief demonstration of his virtual classroom during the luncheon ....
 

Photo by Cameron Weise
Bernard Nelson of preventive medicine and biometrics at the Health Sciences Center, second from left, received the 1999 President's Faculty Excellence Award for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Technology at a luncheon on April 28. 

Other faculty nominees who were honored by President John Buechner, center, at the luncheon, were: Andrew Knyazev of UCD mathematics, left; Payson Sheets of UCB anthropology, second from right; and Paul Harvey of UCCS history, right. 
 

Also recognized at the luncheon were the faculty nominees from the three other campuses, who were honored for their efforts in bringing technology to the classroom.
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Known as the "father" of Web technology in the UC Denver mathematics department, Andrew Knyazev, UCD's nominee, developed the department's extensive Web resources, which are used to help students gain skills in Web site development, multimedia and software applications, as well as understanding complex mathematical concepts. "Much like the Web itself, Andrew's contributions have been distributed in many forms to many people," Bill Briggs of UCD math wrote.