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Angel to be replaced in January by better online course system: Blackboard Learn

Beginning Spring 2015 semester, WSU Global Campus courses will move from Angel to a new learning management system (LMS) called Blackboard Learn. This LMS is more streamlined, better integrates with third party programs, and offers mobile capabilities unavailable on Angel. Blackboard Learn received rave responses during the WSU usability studies, and we’re sure you will also enjoy its state-of-the-art functions and flexibility. We’ll be providing more information as the time grows near. If you want an advance view, Blackboard Learn has 24 brief videos that run the gamut from taking a test to checking your grades. Watch the videos.

Summer 2015 registration

Global campus: All continuing graduate students can enroll for summer 2015 on November 10th starting at 8:30 am. Non-degree students can enroll on November 19th for Global campus. New students will be given a registration appointment once they have accepted their offer of admission. This will be published in ZZUSIS.

New scholarship program

Through the Make it in Washington initiative, Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management program will be offering scholarships for eligible employees working in small and midsized manufacturing firms in qualifying Washington state counties. Scholarships for graduate and advanced undergraduate certificates in the ETM program are currently being offered. For more information on the program, please see the MiiW-ETM website.

WSU online programs rank among top in nation

By Kathy Barnard, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University online graduate programs in business and engineering as well as the online bachelor’s degree program are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released today.

“The success of WSU’s online programs is directly attributable to the excellence of its on-campus programs,” said David Cillay, vice president of WSU’s Global Campus. “Same professors, same rigor – and the same century-old land-grant mission of reaching beyond campus boundaries. » More …

WSU Global Campus wins national Sloan award for quality online education

Sloan Consortium logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Global Campus has won the Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education from the Sloan Consortium.

The award honors the Global Campus for its commitment to assessing and improving the quality of its online education programs through quantitative application of five quality pillars: Access, learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, student satisfaction and faculty satisfaction. » More …

Engineering prof receives lifetime achievement award

James R. Holt
Holt, left, receives award in Germany.

PULLMAN, Wash. – James R. Holt, professor of engineering and technology management at Washington State University, received the lifetime achievement award at the 2013 TOCICO International Conference in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

The award goes to individuals who have a long career in demonstrating the usefulness of theory of constraints (TOC) tools and have made a significant contribution to the TOC community. TOC solves problems within a company by identifying constraints in management or operations that need to change in order to improve overall performance. » More …

Degree opens new opportunities in midlife

By Joanne Buteau, engineering and technology management

Eric AbbottSEATTLE – Eric Abbott is always trying to get an edge, whether at work or racing with his cycling team. That’s the reason he enrolled in Washington State University’s online engineering and technology management program.

“I like putting new tools on my tool belt,” said Abbott, who graduated this spring. “The more tools you have, the better chance you will have to solve a particular problem – and the ETM program has definitely given me a lot of new tools.” » More …