CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction)
Director: Nathaniel Rivers
Graduate Assistants: Heather Witcher, Bram Cleaver, Lauren Kersey, Christina Hildebrandt
Undergraduate Student Assistant: Carson McNamara
Phone: 314-977-3014 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opened in 1999, the CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) lab provides an interactive and versatile educational environment. Students and instructors are provided access to tools such as Microsoft Office, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Image Styler, MOOs, and Internet access. Such computer tools provide invaluable experience in research methods, source evaluation, new and varied forms of communication, and computer-based methods of writing. Also, the lab can be used to enhance traditional modes of writing pedagogy by creating an environment where new methods of prewriting, drafting, and revising abound.
The CAI lab also offers two certificate programs. For more information, please consult the Director:
Certificate in Computer-Assisted Instruction
Requires attendance to four CAI presentations (or two CAI presentations and two computer-oriented presentations from the Center for Teaching Excellence), and displayed proficiency in use of the computer lab in writing pedagogy.
Trainer Certificate: Computer-Assisted Instruction
Recipient of this certificate has displayed comprehensive knowledge in certain computer applications and has taught seminars on specified applications to faculty, graduate students, and others.