LEAD Report Released

Only a few years ago, the synergy of information technology and instruction seemed a wave on the distant horizon. Today, that wave is breaking on our shores. Some universities have prepared well, defining and building the technology necessary to enable their faculty and students to teach and learn in a world where the use of information technology is married to the delivery of instruction. At UC Davis, the Academic Computing Coordinating Council (AC4) sponsored a project called LEAD (Learning Environment Architecture Development). Begun in Fall 1998, LEAD was tasked with identifying the instructional technology needs of UC Davis faculty and students and defining a learning environment supported by technology. The following is a summary of the project's final report and recommendations.