WA State Colleges Go Online!

With a $750,000 matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges is developing low-cost, online instructional materials for its community and technical colleges. The first 43 courses, which are as varied as “General Biology” and “Introduction to Literature 1,” will be tested in classrooms beginning this month.

As a Skinner protege, the LACK of use of online resources has bothered me for years.  How can we justify putting 500 kids in a classroom , rather than adapting how we teach to take advantage of the web?   The UW could and should lead this effort.  Are we even involved?

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