Campus News - June 4, 2001
Online instruction funded by CHE
UNM will extend instructional programs beyond main campus to anywhere a student
has Internet access with its new Internet Instructional Pilot Project (IIPP),
a Web-based education program funded by a $676,100 grant from the New Mexico
Commission on Higher Education.
UNMs Computer and Information Resources and Technology (CIRT) and Extended
University teamed up for the project, managed by John Sobolewski, associate
vice president for CIRT; Art St. George, advanced communications technologies
manager, and Richard Howell, special assistant to the vice provost for Extended
IIPP replaces an older online instruction program, the Internet Pilot Project,
which uses different software and expires in October. Classes created during
the older program are being moved to the new project.
IIPP addresses strategies for instruction, institutional business functions
and the information technology infrastructure needed to support Web-based instruction. Funds
for the project come from the $58.2 million General Obligation Bond Issue B
approved by New Mexico voters last November.
Educational requirements include Internet course production, delivery and support,
including online access to tutoring and library services. Infrastructure requirements
include real time, two-way audio and video conferencing over IP networks and
on-demand playback of video taped and digitally stored lectures.
CIRT will provide the infrastructure for the project. UNMs New Media and Extended Learning Group (NMELG), formerly known as Multimedia Services, will jointly develop course content and delivery with UNM faculty.
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