Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Penn State Schreyer Honors College

Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Penn State Schreyer Honors College

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Penn State's Schreyer Honors College utilizes technology to enhance its key learning, assessment, communications, outreach, and operations efforts.

In terms of learning, honors students learn more than just course schedules, policies, and due dates for their annual academic plans from the SHC website. Our most important learning assist comes from our thesis website with annotated examples, faculty and student tips, and a calendar planning tool. Honors faculty are also encouraged to use ANGEL, a course management tool that allows for on-line syllabi, course chat rooms, posted readings, grading records, and various email options. Some honors courses also participate in shared assignments with international student counterparts abroad using web technologies. We hope this expands greatly in the future as it brings a global perspective to the students' key pads with force and immediacy while maintaining the professional context.

A web-based honors advising assessment tool will be released this spring along with a research interest database for students and faculty to facilitate thesis matchup's. All in-coming first-year students and seniors will also complete a thorough electronic survey assessment about interest and career expectations beginning fall '03. The results will be used to plan co-curricular programs. …

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