ERIC Number: ED471361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
LENs: The Learning Exchange Networks.
LENs (Learning Exchange Networks) modules and seminars are a series of self-directed learning resources that are written by and for faculty. The intent of the modules and seminars is to enhance faculty learning in the fundamentals of curriculum design and adult learning. The original LENs program was developed at Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, in the early 1990s. At Humber's request, the League for Innovation in the Community College became involved in a project to update and further develop the LENs modules and to make the programs available to community colleges throughout North America and the world. The project enlisted colleges from the League Board and the League's Learning Initiative Projects to participate in piloting the materials and evaluating impact. The modules, composed of three to five units each, include general learning outcomes and specific competencies, in-depth discussion, self tests, and opportunities for the reader to reflect on individual professional practices. The basic reading resource is a series of six modules ranging from Creating a Positive Learning Environment to Instructional Evaluation/Summative Strategies. The institutional impact of LENs on new faculty orientation at the Dallas Community College District (Texas) includes over 150 new faculty trained using LENs modules, with very positive responses to the program reported. (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Improvement Programs, Inservice Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.
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