I'm looking for examples where a few colleges or universities each benefit from collaborating to enable their own enrolled undergraduates to take some of each others' courses. Know of any? Meanwhile...
- Have budgetary and workload pressures increased enough to make this kind of collaboration politically tolerable?
- Have telecommunications options and student experience with online courses increased enough to make this kind of collaboration logistically feasible?
- Have expectations about roles for faculty and students (and student/faculty ratios) changed enough to make staffing options for this kind of collaboration financially viable?
- Have educational uses of technology and strategies for teaching and learning in online and hybrid courses improved enough to make this kind of collaboration educationally desirable?
I'm beginning to so. Which leads me to ask:
What could be done by each institution in this kind of collaboration to encourage and enable its own students to BENEFIT from taking courses in which the lead faculty member is based on a distant campus - too distant for face-to-face meetings?IMAGE
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