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  • An expression used by my daughter and her colleagues to describe the added course reading requirements that are enabled, if not inspired, by the ease of providing internet links.

    January 27, 2009

  • I like the existence of a term for that :) it's a bit harder for me to understand the choice...

    January 27, 2009

  • My daughter said, "The term curriculum creep can be used at the individual course level or more abstractly at a program level. I first heard this term used in relation to a single course. A faculty member was so geeked about technology that he eventually began to load his weekly curriculum with every possible url and journal article and web-activity he could find and did so year after year after year--simply because he could. The Web was so user-friendly that more and more curriculum creeped in, with little thought or reason given as to why. The lesson? More is not always better; boosting the rigor of a course does not always lead to an improved learning outcome."

    February 5, 2009