Distance Education & Digital Media

distance education technology

In The Pyle Center, advanced distance education technologies are used to connect people in the room, across the campus, or around the world. Services, provided by Instructional Communications Systems (ICS) include:

  • audioconferencing
  • videoconferencing
  • webconferencing
  • webcasting and audio/visual streaming
  • instructional design and training
  • digital media services (such as CD and DVD duplication, and editing and studio recording)
  • web site design and development
  • instructional design and training

ICS advises and guides planners, presenters, and participants in the use of all instructional tools. In addition, all meeting spaces in The Pyle Center are equipped with Help Desk phones which are answered by in-house staff able to provide immediate assistance. Because distance education requires connections to remote sites, the ICS Operations Center staff also provides support and consultation services to locations worldwide. For guidance and instruction on the uses of interactive technology in teaching and learning, we encourage you to collaborate with the ICS Instructional Design and Training Team members.

If you are planning distance education programming that requires no registrations services, conference center space, catering, or lodging, you may contact Instructional Communications Systems, or Consult the ICS Digital Media Production staff for your digital technology needs, including streaming services, CD duplication, and studio recordings.

Otherwise, please contact the ECC Event Planning and Sales Office. An event planner will determine whether it is necessary to refer you to additional ICS staff when selecting the appropriate technology to match your needs and to determine costs.

Costs for audiovisual equipment and support, distance learning services and other Instructional Communication and Digital Media Services vary according to the type of work, schedule, location, and other factors. For details refer to the Instructional Communications Systems web site.


Technology Policies

All instructional technology support, distance education services, and other media technologies for ECC are provided by Instructional Communication Systems (ICS), a separate unit of the UW-Extension. Instructional Communications Systems maintains its own policies pertaining to the classroom support and distance education services and technologies it offers. Detailed policy information about such is available separately in the ICS web site. This information includes a complete listing of all available equipment, instructions for ordering and scheduling, rates, and other related topics.



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