Technology seminar turns faculty into CNN iReporters


Illinois College faculty members participated in a two-week, on-campus technology seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation this month.

Part of the training included a two day course on learning the power of social media and how faculty can share their stories with the world on CNN iReport.
The two day class was featured on CNN’s iReport and can be viewed at

In 2009, Illinois College received a $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation for a multi-year program to support faculty members as they incorporate information literacy into student assignments and classroom learning.

This is the final year for the summer training program. A total of 36 faculty members participated in the three-year program.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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