Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Western Illinois University offers a variety of options for students who want to continue their education through an online learning environment. Whether expanding your current skill set, or looking to complete a degree, we are committed to helping students achieve their educational objectives. Our purpose is to offer flexibility by providing online opportunities at WIU.
Online Learning provides our student body with convenient, flexible, and personalized instruction to further their education. We invite you to visit our School of Distance Learning, International Studies & Outreach for more information on how you can learn online.
Degrees You Can Earn Online
Western Illinois University offers a unique Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program designed to provide adult students with an opportunity to earn a regionally accredited undergraduate degree in a manner compatible with their educational needs and lifestyles.
The Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology is designed to prepare educational technology specialists, graphic designers, educational technologists, trainers in industry and business, and classroom teachers to develop, produce, and evaluate instructional and training materials to meet their educational needs and lifestyles.
The online elementary education graduate program is designed to help practicing elementary and middle school teachers use research-based teaching strategies that accommodate the needs of diverse learners in their classrooms, use assessment to guide instruction, create positive learning communities, and empower all students to learn.
Western Illinois University is one of seven institutions participating in the Degrees at a Distance Program, a higher education project of the National Fire Academy. The program provides access to higher education for all fire administration personnel and allows them to earn a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university without losing time on the job.
Online Course Highlights
Classification and analysis of the structure of international broadcast systems. The role of media in developing nations, as well as CATV, public broadcasting, and satellite communication systems are discussed.
Study of challenges and implications of computer technology for users and IT professionals. Topics include global perspectives on ethical, social and legal issues in software quality, freedom of expression, privacy, intellectual property, hacking, and computer crime.
Study of factors associated with marital happiness and success including mate selection, changing roles in marriage through the life cycle, and adjustment to conflicts.
Designed to acquaint the beginning student with the scope and methods of political science with basic elements of democratic theory.