Online Courses Offered to Smaller Colleges

Carnegie Technology Education (CTE) is providing up-to-date curriculum and certification to community and smaller, four-year colleges. The courses are designed by experts in online curriculum development in conjunction with faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. CTE combines live classroom instruction with online courses delivered over an advanced Web-based system that not only provides access at any time or place, but supports homework, testing, feedback, grading and student-teacher communication.

CTE serves as a mentor to faculty at partner colleges through a unique online process, guiding them throughout the teaching experience and providing help-desk assistance, Internet-based testing, materials and tools. CTE also promotes faculty development at partner institutions by helping faculty keep pace with technology changes and real-world industry demands. The program's online delivery method makes it possible to constantly update course content, as well as continually improve the effectiveness of teaching and testing materials.

By allowing colleges to outsource IT curriculum and faculty training, CTE helps institutions avoid the large investments necessary to build similar capabilities within their department. CTE's curriculum and teacher training can also be a competitive advantage to help colleges attract and retain qualified faculty. Carnegie Technology Education, Pittsburgh, PA, (412) 268-3535, www.carnegietech.org.

Carnegie Technology Education (CTE) is providing up-to-date curriculum and certification to community and smaller, four-year colleges. The courses are designed by experts in online curriculum development in conjunction with faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. CTE combines live classroom instruction with online courses delivered over an advanced Web-based system that not only provides access at any time or place, but supports homework, testing, feedback, grading and student-teacher communication.

CTE serves as a mentor to faculty at partner colleges through a unique online process, guiding them throughout the teaching experience and providing help-desk assistance, Internet-based testing, materials and tools. CTE also promotes faculty development at partner institutions by helping faculty keep pace with technology changes and real-world industry demands. The program's online delivery method makes it possible to constantly update course content, as well as continually improve the effectiveness of teaching and testing materials.

By allowing colleges to outsource IT curriculum and faculty training, CTE helps institutions avoid the large investments necessary to build similar capabilities within their department. CTE's curriculum and teacher training can also be a competitive advantage to help colleges attract and retain qualified faculty. Carnegie Technology Education, Pittsburgh, PA, (412) 268-3535, www.carnegietech.org.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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