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S C A L E
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign

Room 183 Armory
505 E. Armory
Champaign, IL 61820
217.333.1078

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The Sloan Center for Asynchronous
Learning Environments (SCALE)

was established in March 1995 with a grant from the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The original grant was for three years. It was aimed at restructuring undergraduate courses to integrate various techniques associated with asynchronous learning networks (ALN). More specific goals were to create efficiencies in the educational process (cost, time, faculty productivity), to increase student retention, and to decrease time-to-degree. In July 1998 a renewal grant was obtained for an additional two years. The goals for SCALE under the renewal grant are to continue the work in promoting ALN, further investigate ways in which ALN can be used to produce efficiencies in instruction, and experiment with ALN to make this style of teaching attractive to mainstream faculty.