Friday, June 4, 2010

Friends, Romans, and Countrymen: The New UC Online Initiative

Friends and colleagues -

We would like to announce our new website for UC's Online Education Initiative:

The Initiative is an ongoing effort to integrate information technology into undergraduate instruction in an innovative response to the growing demand for selective, high quality, undergraduate education.

Our new website is meant to serve three important functions:

1) To gather and share information about online instruction efforts and lessons learned across the UC campuses and at other select universities and colleges.

2) To document the initiative's efforts to explore the efficacy of online instruction in UC's undergraduate curriculum, and to allow you to comment and provide feedback on much of that documentation.

3) To build a repository of current research, project briefings, news articles and other information that may inform the community about current practice, developing trends, opportunities and challenges in the use of online instruction in undergraduate education.

We invite you to visit the new website and peruse the project documents and other information to get a better understanding of the Initiative's goals and objectives. You can also browse the various resources and featured contributions to get a snapshot of current literature, news and research regarding online education. The website will be updated as the Initiative progresses, so visit us online periodically for the latest information about the project.

While you're at the website, we invite you to contribute to the Initiative by commenting on various project documents or submitting resources. We also welcome feedback on the Initiative or on the website itself - simply use the Contact Us form to do so.

Thank you!

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