STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE
& DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER
Distance & Distributed Education Center
The Distance & Distributed Education Center is a university-wide
function at UWG which serves to develop and enhance the university's
ability to deliver education to students at remote locations. Through
intercampus sharing of resources, the Distance and Distributed
Education Center facilitates collaboration among university colleges
and departments to deliver quality distance instruction, faculty and
student services, and initiatives.
Institutional Distance Learning Goals
- Plan and create distance
learning environments that encourage and support excellence in a
- Maintain the human and
technical resources and network infrastructure necessary to
successfully support and deliver distance and distributed learning.
- Provide academic and student services appropriate to
meet the needs of distance and distributed learners.
- Conduct continuous evaluation of distance and
distributed leanring and support services to ensure the advancement of
the university's mission.
- Support research, scholarship, and creative endeavors
which promote knowledge of distance learning.
Distance Learning is any type of
education in which the learners are separated from the instructor or
resources by space and time. By using new technologies, classes can be
enjoyed by students at many places, often hundreds of miles apart. The
State University of West Georgia offers courses through three primary
distance learning delivery modes: videoconferencing (GSAMS), and
on-line learning through WebCT and
Horizon Wimba. Support services
for instructors and students enrolled in these courses are managed
the Distance and Distributed Education Center, located in the Honors
Functions of Distance Education Center
- schedule all distance courses
- assist in development of distance courses
- provide faculty and staff training for distance
- provide support to distance students through training,
dissemination of information, and operation of telephone help-line
- conduct evaluation of university distance courses and
- serve as the university's central point-of-contact for
all activities associated with university distance education offerings,
GSAMS, the Southern Regional Electronic Campus, and the Georgia
- ensure that university distance programs comply with
SREC Principles of Good Practice and other quality standards
- promote and dissiminate information regarding university
distance activities within university, and to outside organizations,
institutions, and individuals
- maintain library of distance education publications,
periodicals, and research
- administer international Certificate
in Distance Education program
- publish The Online Journal of
Distance Learning Administration
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