Welcome to the UWB Learning Technologies Online Learning page. This page is designed to convey information and resources about online learning and how it is implemented.
While many traditional college and university courses have faciliatated learning online through the use of Learning Management Tools (LMS) such as Blackboard, more and more colleges and universities are now offering fully online courses that use a variety of other technologies such as video-conferencing and social networking in addition to the tradional LMS.
This varied use of technology allows distance learning students to take interactive online courses without haveing to leave his/her own home. By integrating technology tools like video-confrencing and discussion boards, students can interact with the professor as well as with other students like in a real classroom.
At the University of Washington Bothell, we are currently in the process of experimenting with several different tools like Adobe Connect to find out how these tools will allow for a sucessful implementation of online learning and online courses.