Leading Liberal Arts Institutions Announce New Consortium for Online Teaching and Learning


  • newswise-fullscreen Leading Liberal Arts Institutions Announce New Consortium for Online Teaching and Learning

    Credit: Ping Ji, Wellesley College

    Left to right: David Smallen, VP for Libraries and Information Technology, Hamilton College; Wendy Raymond, VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Davidson College; Douglas Hicks, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Colgate University; Andrew Shennan, Provost and Dean of the College, Wellesley College

Newswise — WELLESLEY, Massachusetts — On May 11, 2015, Colgate University, Davidson College, Hamilton College, and Wellesley College announced the formation of a new consortium focused on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts. The four leading liberal arts institutions entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a consortium that will promote joint educational and technological collaboration concerning the exploration of the role of edX, as well as other online platforms and technologies in learning and pedagogy. The four schools, which are among the first liberal arts colleges to offer MOOCS and experiment with blended learning, will share research and data concerning the educational value and lessons learned from the creation and delivery of online courses, modules, and open educational resources.

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