Professor Russ Meade Receives National Grant from McGraw Hill

itn_russmeade_largeKansas City, Mo. – February 10, 2010 – Grantham University, www.grantham.edu, an online university dedicated to providing educational opportunities to working adults for over 60 years, announced that faculty member, Russ Meade, received the Tegrity Grant from McGraw-Hill, a world-wide publisher of college textbooks.  Dr. Meade will use the grant to produce video, audio, and highly interactive web 2.0 tools for use in his courses.   Utilizing the latest technology, he will broadcast his classes to his students through streaming video. Students will then have the opportunity to ask questions about the lectures and receive immediate multi-media feedback through audio video broadcast.

The McGraw-Hill Tegrity Grant Program is designed to help educators experience a new technology and to demonstrate its value for student learning. McGraw-Hill and Tegrity, joined forces to distribute Tegrity Campus 2.0, a student-focused lecture capture solution that makes every class on campus available for replay by every student.

"I am constantly seeking ways to improve the learning experience for my students through innovative technologies," said Dr. Meade.  "Student demand requires professors and their classes to be truly cutting edge. Through the very latest technology, my students are now able to see and hear my lectures on their computer, iPods, or cell phones."

A part-time faculty member and faculty advisor at Grantham University, Dr. Meade has taught and developed over 22 different courses on all major distance learning platforms and has presented numerous papers on "Quality and Distance Learning" at both Web Ct and Blackboard Conferences.  Professor Meade's work will allow his students at Grantham University to experience the very latest technology in online learning, in a manner that is as alive, interactive and vibrant as in a seated educational environment.

For more information about Grantham University and its programs, visit: http://www.grantham.edu.