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Tidbits from the Team

Posted by: Suzanne Aurilio
Date: 11/14/2007 9:39 am
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Mardi Chalmers writes… With this seed grant, the course team has been developing the architecture of a redesigned “Tech Tools” course (formally titled CST 101). We have chosen a buffet model for the course redesign. Our model will utilize NCAT’s six characteristics of course redesign projects: whole course redesign; use of active learning pedagogies; access to computer-based learning resources; mastery of specific learning objectives; on-demand help; and alternative staffing comprised of the appropriate level of instructional personnel.

When the framework of the course is done, we will be collaborating with course instructors from the Information Technology and Communications Design (ITCD) department and teaching librarians to develop the overall pedagogical approaches. Nine other classes at CSUMB provide Tech Tools-type content, often making use of the Tech Tools curriculum and assessments. Thus, the Tech Tools course redesign will produce reusable resources and assessment tools for these courses to employ.