A Message from Vickie Cook

Vickie Cook

A Message from Vickie S. Cook
Director of the Center for Online Learning and Research

We are so excited about the fall semester! It is always great to welcome our great online students back to campus via Blackboard and other technologies!

New Programs at UIS

UIS will have some new online programs launching soon including:

  • Data Analytics,
  • Health Informatics,
  • Technology Endorsement for Illinois K-12 teachers, and
  • Higher Education Online Pedagogy certificate.

Watch the UIS online website for updates on other degree programs and certificates.

MOOCS and the COLRS Staff

UIS remains a strong leader in online education.  The COLRS staff recently published a chapter in a book entitled MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.

If you are interested in what is going on internationally in online education, you can find more information at the MOOCs Book website.

Online Courses Popular with All UIS Students

Online courses continue to be one of students’ favored modalities to study.  Did you know that 68.4% of all UIS students in the Spring of 2015 took at least one online course?

Our faculty do a great job both online and in face-to-face classes, and it is exciting to see the connections that our online students make with their faculty each semester.

Why would YOU recommend UIS?

Here are 6 GREAT reasons to choose UIS.  See how many of these 6 reasons are also your 6 reasons for choosing UIS.

Whatever you decide, we invite each of you to share with your colleagues, co-workers, friends, and family your positive experiences in your chosen online program at UIS.  We know, because so many of you have shared with us, that the UIS online programs are meeting the needs of students regardless of where they live or what there current circumstances are.

We’re Here for You

You can be sure that we will continue working hard to make sure your degree from the University of Illinois Springfield will be a valuable asset as you continue in your journey in life and in your careers.