Since 2001, LITEE has held workshops all over the United States to provide faculty with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the use of the LITEE multimedia case studies. The feedback and evaluations from these workshops have been extremely positive; most attendees agree that the instructional materials and methodologies are exemplary and meet the needs of the new educational paradigm.
The workshop series began with a pilot session in May 2000. Drs. Raju and Sankar were concerned that the case studies and curriculum ideas they had developed would not be disseminated properly to other engineering faculty members. NSF research showed at the time that innovative instructional materials rarely had a chance to be published in major forums due to their relative newness and the possibility of controversy. Drs. Raju and Sankar decided that a workshop where faculty members could get hands-on experience with the materials and see how they worked in a classroom would be a more effective means of sharing their work with other engineering faculty members.
Nearly 1000 faculty of 2- and 4-year colleges and universities and members of industry have attended the workshops so far, both in and out of the United States.