Excite: enabling X-campus information technology education

W.R. Adrion, W. Burleson, W. Cooper, W.L. lsrael, J. Kurose, K. Watts
33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, 2003. FIE 2003.  
A partnership of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, other University campuses, and state and community colleges has launched a new kind of undergraduate program in information technology (IT). Project EXCITE (Enabling X-Commonwealth Information Technology Education) is creating a flexible, integrative and innovative curriculum that crosses traditional academic boundaries to provide (1) fluency and motivation for students to employ IT effectively for broad social benefit; (2) syllabi and
more » ... ntent suited to adaptation and reuse; and (3) new instructional technologies and delivery modes. This report describes efforts to organize the curriculum, encourage new pedagogy, develop multimedia modules, and incorporate assessment throughout the IT program.
doi:10.1109/fie.2003.1266036 fatcat:ke52626zwjedlg47wzkrkkvlse