Proposal Abstract

Inter-institutional collaborations are starting to occur with greater frequency. Collaboration allows institutions to leverage resources to best advantage and produces the opportunity for creativity and innovation. As examples: colleges may offer foreign language classes jointly to enroll enough students to be cost effective; universities may partner with non-profits to create rich experiential learning environments. While large-scale, distance education (�MOOCs�) have very useful applications, the authors propose that higher education should be harnessing technology in to develop effective, engaging, and often interdisciplinary learning communities through collaboration in which the lines between research and learning can be blurred. As participants in a National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) Innovation Studio, the authors developed a platform to share tools and best practices for collaboration to help those new to the process. In this presentation, we share our findings and invite the community of collaborators and would-be collaborators to participate.

Location

Room 217

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 27th, 4:00 PM Mar 27th, 4:45 PM

Inter-institutional Collaboration: The Anti-MOOC?

Room 217

Inter-institutional collaborations are starting to occur with greater frequency. Collaboration allows institutions to leverage resources to best advantage and produces the opportunity for creativity and innovation. As examples: colleges may offer foreign language classes jointly to enroll enough students to be cost effective; universities may partner with non-profits to create rich experiential learning environments. While large-scale, distance education (�MOOCs�) have very useful applications, the authors propose that higher education should be harnessing technology in to develop effective, engaging, and often interdisciplinary learning communities through collaboration in which the lines between research and learning can be blurred. As participants in a National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) Innovation Studio, the authors developed a platform to share tools and best practices for collaboration to help those new to the process. In this presentation, we share our findings and invite the community of collaborators and would-be collaborators to participate.