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What Others Are Saying about NCAT

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Cutting Costs, Improving Learning, April 2009:  features NCAT’s decade-long track record of technology-fueled course redesign.

Education Sector, The Course of Innovation: Using Technology to Transform Higher Education, May 2010:   focuses on NCAT’s evolution over the past ten years and highlights the ways that colleges and universities are using technology to simultaneously improve student learning and reduce skyrocketing higher education costs.

Inside Higher Education, Introductory Course Makeovers, March 2007:  features examples of course redesign using NCAT’s approach to increase student learning and control costs.

Lumina Foundation Focus, Changing College Courses Can Also Change the Course of Lives, Winter 2007:  describes the redesign of first-year algebra at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Policy Alert, Course Redesign Improves Learning and Reduces Cost, June 2005: provides a brief overview of the Program in Course Redesign.

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, National CrossTalk, Redesigning the Basics, May 2010:  describes the redesign of developmental education at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institutions.

Newsweek, States of Crises, December 2009:  discusses how hundreds of colleges have used technology to improve service quality while simultaneously lowering costs, using redesign techniques pioneered by the National Center for Academic Transformation.

The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education, September 2006:  urges states and institutions to establish course redesign programs using technology-based, learner-centered principles drawing upon the innovative work already being done by the National Center for Academic Transformation.

US News and World Report, Budget Cuts Take Toll on Education, August 2009:  describes educational visionaries who are experimenting with radical course redesigns to save money and give more students a better shot at graduating.

White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families, Financing the Dream: Securing College Affordability for the Middle Class, January 2009:  cites NCAT’s work to enhance learning while reducing educational costs by incorporating technology into instruction.