Fulbright Sends UMass Lowell Education Expert to China

12/15/2003
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LOWELL - UMass Lowell Professor Emeritus John LeBaron will travel to Guangzhou, China on a Fulbright grant to teach educational skills. LeBaron, a resident of Acton, will advise the South China Normal University on academic program design, online learning and technology-enhanced teaching. Also, he will lecture in South China and advise the Hong Kong America Center on media production projects.

            LeBaron is an expert in online teaching, curriculum and leadership at UMass Lowell's Graduate School of Education. He has previously served as Executive Director of Massachusetts Educational Television and on the faculty at York University in Toronto. He has taught in the U.S. and abroad at levels ranging from middle school through advanced graduate studies. Recently, LeBaron produced Technology in its Place: Successful Technology Infusion in Schools (Jossey-Bass, 2001).

The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program offers grants to leading U.S. academics to support curricular and faculty development at academic institutions in 140 countries.

UMass Lowell, a comprehensive university with special expertise in applied science and technology, is deeply committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. Lowell offers its 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students more than 80 degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Health Professions, and Management, and the Graduate School of Education.