Friday, September 16, 2011

"Lead & Partner Model" eCampusAlberta

Student takes course from distant institution, gets services from nearby institution.
Excerpts from About Us | eCampusAlberta
"Lead and partner model
"The lead institution develops and offers the [fully online] course or program and provides the instruction and materials in an online environment. The partner institution offers support services, such as access to the library and exam supervision as well as research and study skills support.
"In addition to providing the infrastructure (website, server and software) that facilitates the learning experience for the student, eCampusAlberta also researches and shares high quality standards for online education with member institutions and offers monthly seminars and professional development opportunities for online educators.
"Participation in online education has increased steadily since the organization was formed in 2002. The number of registrations in eCampusAlberta courses increased by approximately 24 per cent to 16,213 in fiscal 2010/11, up from 13,107 in 2009/10."
More - Membership, Objectives of eCampusAlberta 

"eCampusAlberta is a consortium of 16 Alberta post-secondary institutions, which was established in 2002 to facilitate greater access to high quality online learning opportunities

eCampusAlberta’s activities are focused on furthering five objectives:

MembershipeCampusAlberta’s current membership includes: Athabasca University, Bow Valley College (Calgary), Grande Prairie Regional College, Grant MacEwan University (Edmonton), Keyano College (Fort McMurray), Lakeland College (Lloydminster, Strathcona County, Vermilion), Lethbridge College, Medicine Hat College, Mount Royal University (Calgary), NAIT (Edmonton), NorQuest College (Edmonton), Northern Lakes College (Slave Lake and Grouard), Olds College, Portage College (Lac La Biche), Red Deer College and SAIT Polytechnic (Calgary).
Photo of "Enka Square Dance Team dancing at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina, taken between 1938 and 1950." From the John & Ruby Lomax Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress
John & Ruby Lomax: Square dance gone wild, Asheville, North Carolina, ca. 1944
This picture is in the public domain.
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