Funds to set up two new centres under the Computers in Teaching Initiative have been promised by the higher education funding councils for England, Scotland, Wales and the Northern Ireland Office.
The CTI centres offer advice on the use of information technology to enhance the quality of learning. Each specialises in a specific subject area.
The proposed centres will add to the 21 already existing in institutions in the United Kingdom. One centre, to be based at the University of Sheffield, will give advice and information to staff who teach nursing and midwifery.
Sheffield was chosen as host from among 29 bidders because of its strong existing links to the CTI and its association with technology for teaching in nursing.
The other centre, for the Built Environment, is the first to be based in Wales. Sited at the University of Wales College of Cardiff, it will give advice to staff who teach architecture, construction and planning.
To help set up the new centres, the funding bodies have earmarked an extra Pounds 250,000 for the CTI as a whole, bringing its total allocation to Pounds 1.25 million.
Accounting, Finance & University of East Anglia Management. Biology University of Liverpool. Built Environment University of Wales, College of Cardiff. Chemistry University of Liverpool. Computing University of Ulster. Econoomics University of Bristol. Engineering Queen Mary & Westfield College. Geography University of Leicester. History, Archaeology University of Glasgow & Art History. Human Services University of Southampton. Land Use & University of Aberdeen Environmental Sciences. Law University of Warwick. Library & Information Loughborough University of Technology Studies. Mathematics University of Birmingham. Medicine University of Bristol. Modern Language University of Hull. Music University of Lancaster. Nursing University of Sheffield. Physics University of Surrey. Psychology University of York. Sociology & University of Stirling Policy Sciences. Statistics University of Glasgow. Textual Studies University of Oxford