Ohio State has joined other major universities nationwide in the educational consortium, Unizin, to enhance shared technology-supported learning experiences between schools.
Subscribed members of Unizin’s consortium are able to save digital course content, have access to software tools for flipped technology-based classrooms, online courses and more, and improve educational initiatives with analytical services. Member universities are also able to share course content and other digital files with other schools.
Unizin Services are cloud-based infrastructure based on open technology standards. It will support content systems that will give faculty control over their owned content — store it or share it — and include an analytics service to enable research to improve learning. A pdf covering Unizin in detail is available from here.
Unizin is membership-based and is being launched by a group of founding investing universities including Colorado State University, Indiana University, University of Florida, University of Michigan, Oregon State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, University of Iowa, and Pennsylvania State University. It is governed as a not-for-profit service operator with a CEO and board of directors from its members as an Unincorporated Association at Internet2.
Learn more at http://unizin.org/.
Sources: OSU’s The Lantern, January 29, 2015
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