What are the current practices with respect to non-credit courses? (Jackson)

Posted by Thomas Burkholder on January 24th, 2013 — Posted in Practices

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Comment by mark

I spoke with Chris Galligan about the statusof online courses in CCSU continuing ed, and there has yet to be an onine offering but they are planning to pilot two courses in the fall.

They have been looking for answers to some of the same questions we are posing, namely how to do training and how to maintain quality. For training, he has explored using a course at Charter Oak on online teaching, and there are also some for-profit companies that provide training, but he would rather keep the training in-house becaseu going off campus for training makes it harder to address our specific needs.

As for quality, they seem dedicated to only using CCSU faculty and staff for the non-credit courses.

The gist of the conversation was that the non-credit courses would benefit from using the same on-campus training and assessment program that could also be used for the credit-bearing courses.

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Comment by mark

Eastern seems to have a pretty extensive non-credit online program, but they partner with ed2go education services http://www.gatlineducation.com/about.html

Chris Galligan would like to avoid that type of partnership because of expense and lack of professional control of content. The believe is we could do it better by doing it ourselves.

Another organization that a lot of universities use is Academic Partnerships http://www.academicpartnerships.com/

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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