Partnering to work together, Ohio and Minnesota Higher Education Systems have formally agreed to share tools, services, planning, and implementation strategies to boost their online student services. Consisting of a number of public campuses, the University System of Ohio and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, have signed the memorandum of understanding to speed-up the rollout of online and hybrid courses in their respective programs.
The Ohio system will provide its E 4 ME course developed by the Ohio Learning Network, a month-long introduction to distance learning that can be adapted to another institution's needs. Adults who are 25 yeas or more with some college education, who have not yet completed a degree or a certificate course, form the main targets for the course. Electronic portfolio and eFolio Minnesota are the tools of the Minnesota system that will be shared and which allows students to share their writing, academic, and career documents with teachers and others. Its 'Goals, Planning = Success' (GPS) LifePlan application, which gives students as well as Minnesota residents an electronic tool to integrate academic and career planning into the electronic portfolio program, will also be shared.