|Course Redesign: Increasing Student Success at a Reduced Cost
From working with large numbers of students, faculty, and institutions since 1999, the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) has learned what works and what does not work in improving student achievement while reducing instructional costs in undergraduate college courses. We call that process course redesign. Course redesign is the process of redesigning whole courses (rather than individual classes or sections) to achieve better learning outcomes at lower costs by taking advantage of the capabilities of information technology.
NCAT and its partner colleges and universities have initiated 195 redesign projects, 80 percent of which were completed.
Other positive outcomes include increased course-completion rates, improved retention, better student attitudes toward the subject matter, and increased student and faculty satisfaction with the new mode of instruction.Planning Resources
For further information, please contact Patricia Bartscherer, Program Manager, pbartscherer@theNCAT.org.