Educational Technology

Online degrees, programs, and courses at UWM

Requirements for offering new online degrees and programs

  • Prior approval by UW-System and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association is required for new online programs or conversion of existing programs
  • Approval procedure for online programs
  • All distance education programs are subject to a five-year joint-review process similar to all new programs

Frequently asked questions about online courses and programs

Types of eLearning courses

  • Web-enhanced: courses delivered face-to-face but incorporating a course Web site with online resources and learning activities.
  • Hybrid/blended: partially online courses where significant portions of the learning activities are online and face-to-face classroom time has been reduced.
  • Totally online: courses delivered fully online with no physical presence required on campus.

Library resources for eLearning

eLearning technology delivery systems

  • Desire2Learn (D2L): The Web-based course management system used for eLearning at UWM and other campuses in the University of Wisconsin System.
  • Wisline Web: A Web-conferencing tool used for online synchronous audio and video sessions.
  • Compressed video: The system used for two-way audio & two-way video and requiring like-equipment at all sites. For information on this system as well as other technologies such as cable and broadcast TV, satellite broadcast, etc., please refer to pages 15&16 of the Technology & Media Resource Guide.

eLearning support for faculty and teaching staff

UITS technology support for faculty and teaching staff

Resources for legal issues