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ERIC Number: EJ853776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
If You Build It, They Will Come
Riley, Cathy
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v28 n4 p54-56 2005
When Annie Stunden came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) in 1999 as CIO, she had a vision of providing all students, faculty, and staff their own Web sites where they could store and share documents and files, a place where they could easily and intuitively collaborate with each other. Before joining UW-Madison, Stunden had been CIO at Cornell University, where her team implemented a system for faculty and staff to publish Web sites for posting research and resumes. However, the size of the campus community at UW-Madison (more than 40,000 students and 13,000 faculty and staff) made the prospect of implementing a campus-wide, secure content-management and file-sharing system seem daunting. Collaboration technologies are changing the way groups meet and work, both in the classroom and outside of it. Whether advances in technology fuel collaborative learning, or the need for more project-oriented, team-based learning drives the technology, one thing is certain: collaborative learning technology is now embedded in the learning process and will become an increasingly critical part of the higher education learning experience. In this article, the author describes how Stunden's vision has turned into reality with My WebSpace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin