Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WSU honored for tech achievement

Washington State University’s commitment to technological innovation and distance learning has been recognized by the National University Telecommunications Network, which presented WSU with its 2009 Institution Achievement Award.
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NUTN represents more than 60 institutions of higher education. It consists of professionals who manage telecommunications networks, with emphasis on distance learning and videoconferencing.
This is the first year NUTN has given the Institution Achievement Award. The competition was “rather fierce,” said Dr. Mel Muchnik, chair of the NUTN 2009 Awards Committee. WSU was chosen because of its commitment to distance learning, he said, as well as its “long-term involvement in a variety of technologies.”
“I was elated when I heard the news,” said Muriel Oaks, dean of the Center for Distance and Professional Education, which includes Distance Degree Programs. “In the 1980s, WSU went out on a limb as it found new ways to reach students. Now those innovative ideas have become templates for other universities.”


New exam site. The WSU Extension office in Chehalis, Washington, is now offering a free proctored exam service. To find out more, or to see a list of other free proctoring sites, go to our Web page. For general information about proctored exams, click here.

Story in the Kitsap Sun. Kitsap Sun article discusses how Olympic College students can get an online degree from WSU. For information about other community college co-admit programs, go here.

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