Nisonger: Web-based Curricula


Project Director:
Margo Izzo, Nisonger Center

Participants:
Maria Palazzi, Design Team Director, Director of ACCAD
Jeff Ostergaard, ACCAD Interface Design, Department of Design
Carrie Wilson, ACCAD Video Digitization, Department of Design

Summary:
Faculty and Administrator Modules in Higher Education (FAME) is designed to create interactive Web-based curricula to improve the quality of education for students with disabilities at the college level. FAME was nominated by Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft and received a prestigious Computerworld Honors Laureate Awards on April 6, 2003 in San Francisco. This award, - among only 300 projects worldwide, was automatically eligible for the distinguished Computerworld 21st-Century Achievement Awards in the categories of Education & Academia and Media, Arts & Entertainment.

The Nisonger Center at Ohio State University collaborated with national partners and select urban, suburban, and rural colleges and universities to develop, pilot and disseminate Faculty and Administrator Modules in Higher Education (FAME) that are designed to improve the quality of education for students with disabilities.

Nationwide institutions of higher education such as West Chester University, George Washington University, and Lansing Community College in conjunction with national organizations such as the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), the HEATH Resource Center at George Washington University, the Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST), and the National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Supports (NCSPS) have agreed to partner with Ohio State to develop universally-designed modules that reflect state-of-the-art technologies and content for faculty, administrators, and students.

This project represented a rich partnership of national organizations and diverse colleges and universities to develop, pilot, and disseminate products and strategies to  improve the quality of education for students with disabilities.

Completed in 2005