Educational Technology

September 26, 2011

Purdue Expands Access to Course Signals App

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Tanya Roscorla, Converge

Many high school students have counselors who continually guided them or parents who asked lots of questions. But when they reach a university, they have take responsibility for their own learning. And the challenge they face is understanding where they are in class, said John Campbell, Information Technology at Purdue associate vice president for academic technologies and chief architect of the application Course Signals. After all, most faculty don’t ask you how you’re doing every day. Through the Signals app, Purdue University focuses on giving freshmen and sophomores early and continual feedback on how they’re doing in class. And on Sept. 1, that application earned a Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education.

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