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Whatever Happened to Tech Camp?

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Since Tech Camp's inception in March of 1999, a total of 15 Tech Camps have been offered helping faculty learn about and use educational technology appropriate for web enhanced face-to-face courses, hybrid or blended learning courses and fully online courses. The format generally followed a 5 - 7 day intensive immersion.

Then, in calendar year 2012, no Tech Camp was offered. This only happened one other time - in 2004. Was Tech Camp gone?

No. Tech Camp is being rethought. Tech Camp 16 will be offered during the spring term of 2013 over an approximately 9 week period. The format will be what UMN considers to be a "primarily online course" (consult section 2 of these curriculum standards).

Details are being worked out, and an announcement will be coming later this term.

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