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Faculty Collaboration on Multidisciplinary Web-Based Education

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Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference,


In 1998, faculty members at the University of Cincinnati started a project as an interdepartmental collaboration to investigate the use of World Wide Web-based instructional (WBI) tools. The project team included representatives from various areas such as information engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, chemical technology, professional practice and career placement, and humanities and social science, thereby providing an objective multi-disciplinary performance of the project and evaluation of its result. The project goal was to form a kernel of instructors who acquired the know-how of distance education (DE), including Web-based education (WBE) and WBI tools and were, therefore, ready to provide faculty development on the use of WBI tools and WBE through a series of workshops and training seminars. Activities included individual faculty development, regular faculty interdepartmental group discussions, hands-on training and workshops/seminars, and team-working/peer-to-peer mentoring. Main project outcomes included: faculty "brainware" on DE systems, including identification of various aspects of DE and WBE systems worldwide; and faculty "brainware" on WBI tools, including identification of features and capabilities of various WBI tools that can enable an instructor to design, develop, maintain, and manage WBE curricula and courses. (MES)


Saad, A., Uskov, V.L., Cedercreutz, K., Geonetta, S., Spille, J. & Abel, D. (1999). Faculty Collaboration on Multidisciplinary Web-Based Education. Presented at Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference 1999. Retrieved September 20, 2020 from .

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