Online and outreach programming enables people to connect to educational opportunities in their homes, workplaces and communities through its digital technologies for distance learning.


In addition to Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, Broadcasting and Media Innovations is home to Instructional Communications Systems.

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Instructional Communication Systems

Instructional Communications Systems provides audio, web and video conferencing to facilitate and manage collaboration and distance learning needs ? from audioconferencing to videoconferencing, and webconferencing to webcasting.

Wisconsin Public Radio

Educating, informing and evoking thought since 1917, Wisconsin Public Radio features community news and information along with classical music on the NPR News, Classical Network and Ideas Network.

Wisconsin Public Television

Through programming about Wisconsin communities, education, history and events, Wisconsin Public Television enriches, educates and entertains diverse audiences of children and adults through the innovative use of television production and broadcasting, digital services and community engagement.


A service of Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and Cooperative Extension, Wiscontext is a collaborative online multimedia news and information project which presents insight about urgent and emergent issues that affect Wisconsin.

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UW-Extension are the corner stones of the community.


National Estuarine Research Reserve

In the video below, Patrick Robinson discusses how UW-Extension helped establish a National Estuarine Research Reserve on Lake Superior with the help of the community. The reserve helps communities and organizations improve how they live on the coastal landscape of Lake Superior. Watch the video to learn more about how this reserve is an important part of Lake Superior.

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