North Dakota Colleges Sharing CoursesMay 15th, 1998 | By tcj | Category: 9-4: Pre- K-12 Education, Tribal College News
The North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges received a Part III grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to pursue distance learning. The association is made up of six tribal colleges that are either wholly or in part in North Dakota. In the first stage of the project the colleges are sharing course work through a fiber optic video network and the Internet.
In the second stage of the project, the colleges will develop core courses and make agreements with other colleges and universities to offer four-year programs. The project will also bring in graduate work for faculty and other community members using distance methods.
The project has adopted a course authoring program—Web Course in a Box—that was developed by Virginia Commonwealth University. To visit the site as a guest and find the link to the web course, go to www.united-tribes.tec.nd.us.