Director: Dr. Nathaniel A. Rivers
Graduate Assistants: Heather Bozant Witcher, Geoff Brewer, Emily Tuttle, Amanda Hagedorn
Undergraduate Student Assistants: Stephanie Roderick and Wolf Gaidis
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. As a computer lab built around laptops, our classroom spaces can serve many purposes. With wall-mounted dry erase boards and flat screen televisions, floor space is freed up for any number of configurations made possible by our modular furniture.
Students and instructors are provided access to tools such as Garage Band, iMovie, Keynote, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office Products, and Internet access. Such computer tools provide invaluable experience in research methods, source evaluation, new and varied forms of production, and computer-based methods of writing. Additionally, the lab has audio and video equipment for producing new media compositions. 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 director of the lab (Dr. Nathaniel Rivers) is available to instructors and faculty alike for Technology Consultations. Dr. Rivers will meet and work with any faculty member wishing to incorporate more media options into their courses. This work can include assignment design, tutorials, and, when necessary, technology and software purchases. To schedule a Consultation, please contact Dr. Rivers at email@example.com.
The CAI lab also offers two certificate programs. For more information, please consult the Director (firstname.lastname@example.org):
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.
Des Peres Hall 216 Work Space (soon to be renovated)
Additional Software or Media Support
For additional, educational software needs, please contact the Dr. Rivers. On a semester-by-semester basis, the lab can provide access to any number of online software and media services.
Additional Instructional Resources