18
December
2014
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02:41 PM
America/New_York

Ohio State joins education technology consortium Unizin

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State University has joined several major research universities in an educational technology consortium that will provide new ways to create and share digital content.

The consortium, Unizin, was formed earlier this year as a way to enable universities to share online courses, analytics and other content through a common cloud-based digital education platform.

Joining Unizin will enable Ohio State faculty and students to create and share digital content such as lesson plans, syllabi and research with other institutions on the network as well as other universities around the world that subscribe to standards for open educational resources, giving students access to more and better digital course materials.

Unizin’s founding members include Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Florida, the University of Michigan, Oregon State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota. Joining with Ohio State are Penn State and the University of Iowa.

Continued development of Ohio State’s eLearning portfolio is a key academic priority, said Joseph Steinmetz, executive vice president and provost. “Joining Unizin will provide numerous benefits and will give us new opportunities to leverage best practices in teaching and learning. It will strengthen our ability to navigate a rapidly evolving landscape.”

About The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 64,000 students (including 58,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.