Development of the digital high school project: A school-university partnership

Wilhelmina Savenye, Herb Dwyer, Mary Niemczyk, Zane Olina, Alexander Kim, Adamos Nicolaou, Howard Kopp

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A school district in the southwestern United States has over the past several years built its infrastructure to support high-quality technology integration by its teachers. The district partnered with a nearby university's educational technology graduate program to develop a digital high school project. Teachers and advanced instructional-design graduate students developed and field-tested four projects to aid teachers in implementing Web-based distance education, as follows: (1) A Rookie Camp was developed as an introductory unit to help students begin to use instruction delivered via WebCT courseware; (2) In The Odyssey Project a stand-alone Web-based courselet was developed for teachers to use to teach poetic devices and epic hero qualities related to The Odyssey; (3) A needs assessment yielded recommendations for teacher training and support for Web-based instruction; (4) Finally, a prototype unit was developed to help teachers learn about digital copyright issues related to distance learning via the Web.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalComputers in the Schools
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 21 2003


  • Distance education
  • Educational technology
  • Instructional development
  • Needs assessment
  • Partnerships
  • Preservice teacher education
  • Teacher training
  • Technology
  • Technology integration
  • Web-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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