Distance Learning @ UCM
Distance Learning at UCM has a long and strong tradition beginning with Missouri's first distance learning course being offered by radio in 1936 from Central Missouri State Teachers College. That tradition continues today at UCM with a robust and divers mix of content and technology including on-line course management systems, Interactive Television, Web Conferencing, podcasts, blogs, wikis, streaming audio and video, Flash multi-media presentations and broadcast television.
There are many departments CentralNet works with to make the distance learning experience fulfilling and transparent. Some of these departments are:
The University of Central Missouri, through the School of Graduate and Extended Studies, is committed to providing coursework and degree programs at locations and times which meet the needs of its students. With a sharp focus on quality education, Central Missouri's extended studies facilities and distance learning technologies can help you achieve your continuing education and professional development goals.
Technical and logistical support is provided through the Office of Broadcasting Services for the three I-TV classrooms and one public conference room. A technician is on site for all classes and meetings conducted in these rooms. Classroom facilities are located in Wood 19, JCKL 1424 and JCKL 1430. Our public conference room is located in Wood 17. In addition, the Wood facility also houses our Polycom MGC, RSS 2000 and RediManager infrastructure.
James C. Kirkpatrick Library - Distance Learning Librarian and Copyright Specialist
At the University of Central Missouri, we strive to provide our distance learning community of students, faculty, and staff with services that are equivalent to those received in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. A full time Librarian specializes in helping instructors and students in the distance learning environment.
Our Copyright Specialist is there to help you understand how copyright affects faculty, staff, and students in ever changing ways. Members of the university community are expected to comply with the provisions of the United States Copyright Law and accept individual responsibility for copyright compliance.
Through the Office of Technology, technical support is provided for the infrastructure and server management that makes our distance learning programs possible.
Since 1993, UCM's charter membership in this K-12 Interactive Television consortium has allowed UCM to work with local school districts in delivering quality graduate, undergraduate and dual-credit courses though out Western Missouri.
The UCM Summit Center, located in Lee's Summit, Missouri, provides students the freedom to take the classes they want, at the times and places most convenient for them. The new, state-of-the-art UCM Summit Center provides evening classes complemented with online and interactive classes. Students benefit from a learning environment that is affordable and convenient.