eLearning Consortia Innovations from CA and NY
WCET has long supported multi-institution consortia in their collective efforts to improve services for their member institutions and, ultimately, their students. In this webcast, we heard about innovations at two of the largest consortia in North America.
The California State University’s Course Redesign with Technology program was developed in response to the enrollment bottlenecks that many students were experiencing, limiting their ability to progress toward graduation. The program is focused on systemwide adoption and adaptation of previously redesigned courses that have documented increases in the proportion of students successfully completing. Courses use strategies such as flipped classrooms, virtual labs, supplemental instruction, affordable learning solutions, and more.
New York took a different path as it built on a rich history of innovation in instruction within the State University of New York (SUNY). Open SUNY was introduced in 2014 to support campuses and faculty in increasing access, completion, and success for their students. They also created their own open-focused SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions initiative.
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services; Executive Director, MERLOT, The California State University, Office of the Chancellor