ERIC Number: ED452801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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A Catalyst for Collaboration: Supporting Technology in Teaching through Partnerships.
Alway, Mark; Lewis, Tom; Macklin, Scott
The Web-based Catalyst Initiative was created at the University of Washington (UW) to support innovation in teaching through technology. The approach utilizes participatory design techniques in the development of next generation technologies in order to scale beyond early to second wave adopters. Catalyst is the product of a support strategy that has centered on collaborative partnerships with campus teaching practitioners--learning, technology, and teaching research centers, libraries, and departments--to leverage resources and spread promising practices throughout the University. The strategy behind the Catalyst Initiative assumes no finality. Through its origins in partnerships and near constant collaboration, the Catalyst Initiative is and will continue to be a work-in-progress to reach UW's "wary adopters." This paper discusses the origins and work process behind the Catalyst Initiative, emphasizing elements of the support strategy that obtain beyond UW. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education, Innovation, Instructional Design, Partnerships in Education, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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