Usually, faculty are responsible for all aspects of skills courses, without training, or a matching reward system. The result is courses that are neither effective, nor efficient.

Faculty training and reward systems will not change quickly, if at all. Institutional inertia is too great.

Skilling can help you make good skills courses now, without waiting for institutional change.

Careful division of labor is key to offering effective skills courses at low cost.

Skilling imagines three different roles:

  • Authors, who design and create course material
  • Instructors, who run courses
  • Graders, who..., well, grade

Different people can take different roles, matching training and rewards to role and cost requirements.