Call for Pilot Courses

Call for Pilot Courses


Later this year Planetizen will be launching a new feature to enable organizations and individuals to deliver free and fee-based online courses relating to planning and development. This new feature will be called Planetizen Courses.

We are searching for organizations or individuals to test the system by setting up an existing course in the Planetizen Courses software system. These pilot online courses will become available to Planetizen users when Planetizen Courses is launched.

In exchange for being a pilot course, Planetizen will host these courses at no charge for one year from the time Planetizen Courses is launched. It is likely that these pilot courses will attract a high degree of interest from Planetizen's 15,000 daily visitors.

Features of Planetizen Courses include:

  • Access to Planetizen's readers
  • Discussion forums
  • Online graded quizzes, tests and surveys
  • Document libraries
  • Courses can be organized around weeks or topics
  • Grading and student activity reports
  • Student journals (public or private)
  • Students can upload assignments
  • Calendaring
  • Student profiles
  • Chat module allows instructor and students to interact
  • Instructor can control all aspects of the course
  • Instructor can determine who has access to the course

    If you are interested, please submit a brief proposal. Your proposal should contain the following components:

    1. Proposer contact information

    2. Course information
    2a. Title of the course you propose to offer
    2b. Abstract of the proposed course
    2c. Outline of the propose course
    2d. Proposed course status (Is this a new course? Has it previously
    been offered and how often? Is it already complete? Has it been
    offered online before?
    2e. Who is the intended audience for this course?
    2f. Proposed course copyright status: Who owns the copyright to this
    course material?

    3. Instructor (Both individuals and organizations are fine)
    3a. Name(s) of instructors
    3b. Organizational affiliation, if any, and organizational
    description, including contact information.
    3c. Biography of instructor(s). Please include educational
    attainment, experience, and previous teaching or online facilitation
    experience, if any.

    4. Statement of Interest
    4a. Why are you interested in offering this course on Planetizen Courses
    4b. What resources are necessary to maintain this course for one year,
    and do you have the capacity necessary to achieve this effort.
    4c. Statement of Affirmation that you have the legal right, expertise,
    and resources to deliver the proposed course.

    Please submit your proposal by 5:00 p.m. PDT, Friday, June 18, 2004 via U.S. Mail, authorized courier, or email (no fax or personal deliveries, please) to: Chris Steins, Editor, Planetizen, 421 North Vista Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA.

    Related Link: Planetizen

    For more information contact:

    Chris Steins


    Email: [email protected]

  • Posted May 28, 2004

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