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 personal environment
- 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
through the Distance and Distributed Education Center, located in the Honors
Functions of Distance Education Center
Please explore our site to find out more information about courses, news, our
staff, and faculty resources. If you need further assistance, please e-mail us.
- schedule all distance courses and facilities
- assist in development of distance courses
- provide faculty and staff training for distance teaching<
- provide support to distance students through training, dissemination
of information, and operation of telephone help-line
- conduct evaluation of university distance courses and programs
- 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 Learning Alliance
- 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
- administer international Certificate
in Distance Education program
- publish The
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration