A New Dawn on Education!
Life seems to get busier and busier with no end in sight of things changing. Your childhood dreams seem to get a little further away with each day that goes by. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you can change your life right where you are TODAY? Upper Iowa provides you the ability to get your education right where you are located. That is what the Center for Distance Education can do for you. We bring you that opportunity back, in the form of education right at your finger tips.
We offer two different types of delivery for students that want to fit education into their hectic lives. Our online and independent study programs offer the flexibility and convenience of having your learning tools brought right to you. Our two programs are structured differently, offering opportunities to maximize your learning style while juggling the demands of life (career/family/personal). We want to educate you on our programs so you can find the right fit for your lifestyle.
Success in a distance education program is largely determined by your self-discipline, motivation and amount of time devoted to study. You should carefully consider your commitment to work, home, family, social and community activities in deciding how much time you will have available for study.
UIU’s Online Program offers asynchronous structured courses so that you can attend class anytime during the day or night. You will actively and substantively participate in discussions on course topics that enhance your learning. The Online Program offers six eight-week terms each year so that you never need to wait more than two months to start classes. To be successful, students who study at a distance should be able to:
- Practice time management
- Write well
- Think critically
- Participate actively
- Have access to a computer and a modem (required for online classes)
UIU’s Independent Study Program started in 1973 and was one of the first of its kind in the nation. The enhanced paper/email based program offers independent study courses through open enrollment. Students receive personalized attention through one-on-one interactions with instructors while enjoying the flexibility of studying at their own pace. Each course is designed for independent, distance learning and is structured around written assignments and proctored exams.
No matter what program is best for you, we can help get you back on the path toward your goals. Upper Iowa University-Center for Distance Education prides itself on providing instructors who work in the field they are teaching, being available to students through different modalities, and always continuing to look for ways to better serve our students.