Discipline-Specific Course Supplements Available on the Web
Academic Systems, creators of Academic.com, the new higher education source for Web-based content, tools and services, is set to enter into licensing agreements with educators who can provide compelling, discipline-specific course supplements for the ActiveContent online library. This program promises to empower faculty to share their special knowledge and Web-building expertise with colleagues throughout the country. Selections for possible ActiveContent material will be based on completeness, assessment, presentation and instructional value.
Academic.com consists of ActiveContent, a library of interactive online instruction that addresses both fundamental and discipline specific learning objectives. ActiveContent can aid instructors who want to offer engaging online courses, but who do not have the time or the technical aptitude to create online curriculum. ActiveContent also allows students to access reviews and instructions on how to use certain tools. Students can learn, practice and take quizzes to help them meet their learning objectives. Academic Systems, Mountain View, CA, (800) 694-6850, www.academic.com.
This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.