Coalition Working Group on Teaching and Learning
|Co-leaders||Susan Lane Perry, Director
Departmental Systems Group
Stanford UniversityArt St. George
Executive Network Services Officer
University of New Mexico
Philip Tompkins, Director
This communication is a Call for Project Descriptions prepared and issued by the Coalition for Networked Information.
The Coalition is a joint project of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), CAUSE, and EDUCOM that was organized in March, 1990 to promote the creation of and access to information resources in networked environments in order to enrich scholarship and to enhance intellectual productivity.
Periodically the Coalition issues a Call for Project Descriptions as a vehicle for pursuing a Coalition interest in a manner that promotes the widest and fairest possible identification of individuals, institutions, and organizations that are willing and able to share the experience that they have that is relevant to that interest.
The Coalition encourages you to read and reflect upon the following Call and then to contact the person identified below.
Call for Project Descriptions
Project: Teaching and Learning via the Network
The Coalition Working Group on Teaching and Learning seeks assistance with identifying projects that use networking and networked information resources and services in the broadest possible ways to support and enhance teaching and learning.
The Coalition will use the project descriptions it receives in response to this call:
- to build a database that can be used to share information and experience in this area;
- to promote awareness of individuals, institutions, and organizations making important contributions to the state-of-the-art in this area;
- to attract attention to and mobilize resources for this area;
- to plan a program in this area for the EDUCOM 93 (October 17-20, 1993) conference in Cincinnati, offering scholarships to attend this conference to representatives of the projects selected to participate in this program; and
- to otherwise encourage individuals, institutions, and organizations to use networks and networked information resources and services to support and enhance teaching and learning.
The Coalition is particularly interested in projects that
- use technologies that interoperate with the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET), the global Internet, and the emerging National Research and Education Network (NREN);
- explore how library and other information resources and services can be made available in the networked teaching and learning process;
- are collaborations involving different types of institutions, organizations, and agencies;
- observe the contemporary economic imperative to “do more with less” while providing an “elegant” approach to networked teaching and learning; and,
- manifest a high degree of replicability and long-term viability.
Individuals, institutions, and organizations who are willing to submit a project description are encouraged to send the information electronically on the following form to the person identified below.
WORKING GROUP ON TEACHING AND LEARNING CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS APRIL 1993 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM 1. TITLE: 2. PRESENTER (contact person): Name: Title: Institutional affiliation: Address: Phone: Fax: E-Mail: 3. OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT: 4. ABSTRACT -- Provide a 250 word, more or less, abstract presenting the purposes, methods, and current status of the project. 5. How does your project address the particular interests stated by the Coalition in the Call for Projects Proposals above? (100-300 words). 6. Audio-visual requirements: (EDUCOM encourages proposals that make exemplary use of appropriate technologies. Indicate the equipment you will need if your project is selected for presentation at EDUCOM.)
All responses to this call must be submitted by electronic mail to the person identified below at the network address specified below. Responses to this call must be received on or before June 15, 1993 to be considered as part of the EDUCOM 93 scholarship program. Proposals will be read and ranked by volunteers from the Coalition for Networked Information’s Teaching and Learning Working Group using the stated criteria. Scholarship winners will be notified on or before September 1, 1993.
Susan Lane Perry Director, Departmental Systems Group Stanford University, Stanford Data Center Polya Hall, Room 262 Stanford, California 94305-4163 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (415) 725-8423
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Coalition for Networked Information is a joint project of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), CAUSE, and EDUCOM that was organized in March, 1990 to promote the creation of and access to information resources in networked environments in order to enrich scholarship and to enhance intellectual productivity.
Currently 182 organizations and institutions belong to the Coalition Task Force, a group of institutions and organizations that make special contributions to the Coalition’s projects and activities. Included in the Task Force membership are higher education institutions, publishers, network service providers, computer hardware and system companies, library networks and organizations, and public and state libraries.
Periodically the Coalition issues a Call for Project Descriptions as a vehicle for pursuing a Coalition interest in a manner that promotes the widest and fairest possible identification of individuals, institutions, or organizations that are willing and able to share the experience that they have that is relevant to that interest. Each Call provides a description of the interest in question and some Calls include supporting documents.
Individuals, organizations and institutions do not have to be affiliated with the Coalition of members of the Coalition Task Force to respond to a Call for Project Descriptions. The Coalition encourages responses from the international community.
Project descriptions are reviewed by relevant Coalition Working Group leaders with the support of the Coalition staff and guidance from the Coalition Steering Committee. Other parties may be involved as explained by an individual Call. Additional information is sometimes requested during this review process.
Reviews of project descriptions are carried out in as expeditious and as flexible a fashion as possible, taking care to balance the benefits of a wide and fair search for individuals, institutions, or organizations willing to share the experience that they have which is relevant to Coalition interests with the benefits of focused and timely action on those interests.