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UW - New Online Group and Scholarships, UW-Milwaukee MLIS, UW System Curricular Design Grants, Webworks Grant

NEW ONLINE GROUP AND SCHOLARSHIPS - An online collaborative group is now forming to participate in the Distance Education Certificate Program offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The group will start the program together on January 12, 2000 (enrollment deadline is December 15), working as a cohort in completing online core modules and electives. Four half-tuition scholarships are available to group participants. The scholarship application deadline is November 12.

The group track is a new addition to the Certificate Program's professional development curriculum. The program now has a collaborative online track, a self-paced track, and non-certificate options. Offered since 1993, the Certificate Program is designed to build knowledge, skills and leadership in distance education. The curriculum of four core modules and twelve electives covers central components of distance education practice, including teaching/learning methods, technology, instructional design, evaluation, learner support and management.

For more information see the DECP Online Catalog: or contact Christine Olgren at

UW-MILWAUKEE MLIS - The School of Library and Information Science offers its MLIS degree and courses towards the 901 and 902 Media Specialist licenses via the Internet and some compressed video. For the MLIS program there are both hardware/software and computer literacy requirements. You can view those on the SLIS Distance Education web page ( The basic requirements access to an Internet browser (version 4.0 or higher) and an email account to take part in the program.

If you have questions about 901/902 license requirements, contact Malore Brown ( If you have questions about admission to the SLIS, contact Wilfred Fong (

There is a distance education fee of $100 per credit ($300 per 3-credit course) over and above the usual tuition assessment. There is an out-of-state tuition waiver for non-Wisconsin residents at this time (they only pay in-state fees). This is current through the fall semester, and we anticipate it to be renewed. The UWM fee schedule is available at For more information on UWM's Graduate School in general, see: You can access the Graduate School Bulletin there, also.

UW SYSTEM CURRICULAR DESIGN GRANTS - October 15, 1999 is the submission deadline for the second and final funding cycle for the 1999/2000 Curricular Redesign Program. The RFP approved by the LTDC executive committee is found at the LTDC homepage at:

WEBWORKS GRANT - A new grant called WebWorks is available to UW-Madison faculty and instructional staff who wish to incorporate technology more fully into their curriculum. Sponsored by the Learning Technology and Distance Education group within the Division of Information Technology, the $1,000 grants are intended for faculty to expand or improve instructional use of the Web with WebCT. WebCT, a web-based learning system that facilitates the creation of web-based educational environments, was piloted on the UW campus last year.

Grant recipients will have the opportunity for customized WebCT training classes, as well as, the option of hiring an assistant from a pool of 15 students trained in instructional technology support. Any UW-Madison faculty or instructional staff member teaching timetable courses is eligible to apply. For more information and to apply online visit:


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