19 January 2010

NCAT for Transforming Courses

I was recently reminded of the wealth of resources at NCAT, the National Center for Academic Transformation. Those are the folks who began with PEW grants and subsequently FIPSE monies in guiding institutions through the redesign of courses. Mainly large courses.

Using technology and systematic planning, institutions are able to improve their course offerings, serve more students, and reduce costs at the same time. The conference is worth checking out although travel-sensitive offices may not be able to tolerate the fee for non-members ($650+). More affordable is the free newsletter, The Learning MarketSpace. Subscribe or just read the archives—equally easy from the web site.

Carol Twigg leads the effort. Many of us have learned from Carol's articles. They are not always easy lessons. But always wise.

© 2010 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (http://www.marybold.com/, http://www.boldproductions.com/, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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