The PIH Travel Programs website provides a central repository of knowledge, which serves as a one-stop portal for all course related information: academic, financial, and logistic. Prospective participants can now use the website to make informed decisions about which courses to apply to based both on their regional interests as well as professional skills. Additionally students can get quick and convenient tips from previous students, review anticipated expenses, and find clearly articulated information regarding expectations of the course.
A reusable, expandable web resource was constructed that could be used for future courses, help the students in their research, and evaluate the importance of each topic presented. The PITF created evaluations for each lecture to test students’ comprehension of material, allow them to turn in home work assignments, and complete the final exam. The PITF created HTML web modules (web pages) that contained links to all lecture notes, lecture videos, available web resources, and recent papers on each topic. These were displayed on the course website.