Purdue digital education plan draft available for feedback

December 17, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Coordinators want feedback from the campus community within the next month on a rough draft of the digital education action plan for Purdue University.

An open session is scheduled from 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 13 in Room 131 of the Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, 207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, in Discovery Park. 

The six-page draft is available at www.purdue.edu/ap4de. Faculty, staff and students can submit comments on the website or sign up for January’s open session.

Prior public input sessions and student and alumni surveys provided key input for deliberations by a 20-member coordinating committee to produce an action plan that has three major focus areas: enabling infrastructure, empowering innovation and expanding impact. 

Actions proposed in the rough draft include creating a central online portal for digital education, supporting the growth of new online programs, the establishment of college-level digital education teams and providing awards and recognition for digital education endeavors.

Moving toward a “Purdue for Life” approach that expands opportunities for learning to new audiences is an overarching strategy of the plan, says Jon Harbor, director of digital education and associate vice provost.

The coordinating committee is looking forward to receiving feedback and finalizing the four-year action plan early next semester.

“We recognize that digital education touches almost every aspect of the university and that it will be incorporated in different ways by the various academic and administrative units,” Harbor said. “So it is critical that we hear from a wide range of campus voices.” 

Writer: Brian L. Huchel, 765-494-2084, bhuchel@purdue.edu

Source: Jon Harbor, 765-494-1255, jharbor@purdue.edu 

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