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U of I Online Programs and Resources
Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality – a series of online training courses for any faculty member worldwide that want to acquire the pedagogical and technical skills needed to successfully build and teach their own blended or fully online courses.  The courses are available free of charge to UI faculty, and for a nominal fee to staff and academic professionals.  Anyone outside the UI system may enroll for a fee.

Online Teaching and Learning Resources
Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Quality of Online Learning Experiences
Re-Examining and Repositioning Higher Education: Twenty Economic and Demographic Factors Driving Online and Blended Program Enrollments
The Road to Retention: A Closer Look at Institutions That Achieve High Course Completion Rates
Key Elements of Building Online Community: Comparing Faculty and Student Perceptions

UIUC Programs and Resources

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) - CITL uses leading pedagogical approaches, research-based methodologies, innovative instructional technologies, and comprehensive assessment practices to strengthen teaching efforts and improve student learning outcomes.
Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts and Sciences (ATLAS) – provides information technology services that support and enhance the educational, research and administrative activities of students, faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) – provides a variety of Web site, programming, and multimedia development, along with computer labs and support services for the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.
The Faculty and Staff Technology Training Team (FAST3) – formed in 1996, FAST3 is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art training on computers, software, and related technology for the faculty and staff on the Urbana campus.
Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services – provides information and consulting on the accessibility of online educational materials for persons with disabilities.

UIC Campus Support Units
The resources below are for faculty employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

Blended/Online Program Development and Support
UIC Extended Campus - works to support the institutional commitment of increasing access to learners of all ages - with a particular focus on adult learners and working professionals - through high-quality innovative academic credit programs. UIC departments/units can partner with UIC Extended campus to design and launch academic credit online and blended programs in a full-cost recovery model. The high-touch services provided by UIC Extended Campus to the academic partner are listed below.

  • Program Management
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • Marketing
  • Recruiting
  • Student Services
  • Technical Support
  • Finance

Technical and Curriculum Support:
Learning Technology Solutions - brings together the instructional design and software support aspects of the Instructional Technology Lab, with the classroom and computer lab technology support of the Learning Environments & Technology Services office. This newly-merged group will be working to improve your experience as an instructor here at UIC by providing a central point of contact for all of your learning technology needs.

Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities - facilitates the development of, and participation in, various learning communities where faculty engage in curricular, instructional, and assessment innovation to improve student learning. Supports experienced faculty recognized for their teaching excellence (Master Teaching Scholars, MTSs) as they work closely with peers (Teaching Scholars, TSs) who aim to advance their teaching by exploring various pedagogical innovations including the use of technological tools.

Center for the Advancement of Distance Education (CADE) - provides integrated online services to support projects in the health sciences. Develops customized we-based learning, data management, and webcasting solutions to enhance communication objectives and improve information delivery.

UIS Programs and Resources
Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) – is the UIS hub for the study and application of online learning pedagogy, technology and best practices.
Information Technology Services (ITS) – ITS advances the mission of UIS by ensuring reliable core systems and network infrastructure, excellent technology support, and assisting technology integration into the curriculum and business processes.


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