ERIC Number: ED452813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Consortial IT Services: Collaborating To Reduce the Pain.
The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) provides its 32 members with Information Technologies (IT) services including a portal Web site, course management software, course hosting and development, faculty training, a help desk, online assessment, and a student financial aid database. These services are supplied to two- and four-year institutions, both public and private. The $2.5 million budget comes mostly from the legislature, as well as from fees. This paper describes the IT services, infrastructure, budget, and successes of the CTDLC with the aim of providing a model for schools looking to expand their learning technologies while containing costs of development and maintaining pedagogical effectiveness. Discussion focuses on detailing services, costs, growth rate, and future plans of the CTDLC, and concludes with advantages to using a consortial approach to IT development. An appendix charts the increase in number of distance learning courses from the 1997-1998 to 1999-2000 academic years. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Consortia, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Services, Information Technology, Program Development, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut