The Internet Course Exchange (ICE) is a robust administrative tool designed to support collaboration among institutions offering online courses. As members of a consortium using ICE, institutions expand their students’ access to high quality online courses and programs taught by other institutions participating in the consortium.
The ICE infrastructure is designed to be flexible so that it can support a wide range of consortia goals and business models—from those exchanging course enrollments across two- and four-year institutions statewide to discipline-specific exchanges across institutions in multiple states. For each consortium client, ICE provides a range of services. These include a designated web-based course catalog and student data exchange, training on the use of the ICE platform, access to a series of reports, financial transaction services, and more.
The Time Is Right for the Internet Course Exchange
With the economic downturn pushing academic leaders to find new ways to provide high quality courses and programs with shrinking budgets, WICHE’s Internet Course Exchange (ICE) stands at the ready to provide cost-effective and innovative solutions. Read more about how WICHE ICE provides solutions to shrinking budgets in the whitepaper The Time is Right for the Internet Course Exchange.
Use ICE to work with your colleagues at other institutions
Do you teach online? Do your colleagues at the consortium institutions teach the same or complementary courses? Would you like to work with them to expand the number of online courses in your discipline or partner to increase the frequency that certain online courses are offered? Would you like to develop and teach a new online course in a special interest, but you don’t have enough student demand at your institution? Would you like to collaborate with faculty at other consortium institutions to develop a new online program and share students?