Friday, July 18, 2008

Online Collaborations - Endless Opportunities

Inter-Institutional Collaborations via the Web can take an endless variety of forms, from simple one-time guest speakers delivered via a web conferencing system such as Wimba or Elluminate to entire degree programs offered jointly by multiple universities.

  • Faculty exchanges can take place without leaving campus.
  • Student exchanges can happen without leaving dorms.
  • Joint certificate and degree programs can draw upon the strengths of faculty at different universities.
  • Faculty developmetn workshops can be delivered online across institutions.
  • Shared laboratories, libraries, and learning object databases , and collaborative writing opportunities.

What other kinds of collaborations might work? (please respond via comments)

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