What's Going On at UCL?
UOnline: From Online Course Support to a Leader in Online Degree Programs
In 2008, the University of Utah launched the first online course support services using the UOnline name. Led by Cory Stokes, Director of the Technology Assisted Curriculum Center (TACC), this initiative explored more flexible methods for offering classes to students. Around 200 online courses were created during those early years of experimentation.
Spring Greetings from UCL!
Deborah Keyek-Franssen, our Associate Vice President and Dean, outlines our latest initiatives to connect the U with the community.
Perspective: A Year as an Online Student
Tracey Mai, a junior majoring in Health Promotion and Education, shares her experience as an online student, including advice for students and faculty.
Connecting the U with UPCEA: Free Conference Attendance!
UCL is delighted to provide FREE admission to the UPCEA Reach 2002 Conference for ALL University of Utah staff! The virtual conference is May 3-4th. UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education, and also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues.
University Connected Learning (UCL) provides the U's enabling services, programs, and tools that connect U students and community learners with flexible educational offerings, allowing them to learn, return, and refresh throughout their careers and a lifetime of learning.
faculty and students to the technology, services, and data that enhance learning and teaching;
academic departments and the U as a whole to communities through programs and services that support learning and community engagement;
the world to the U through engaging programs and learning for a lifetime.
Continuing Education offers courses for the public from childhood through retirement.
Programs include Lifelong Learning, the Osher Institute, Youth Education, the English Language Institute, Academic Credit and Noncredit programs, Professional Education, Go Learn, and Test Preparation.
Complete a University of Utah degree from anywhere! UOnline programs include select undergraduate and graduate degrees that are designed to be completed entirely online.
Our Digital Learning team provides teaching technology tools to the University and supports faculty, students, and staff in the use of these tools online and in the classroom. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality of customer service in audiovisual technology, course development, Canvas support, video production, and exam services.
What are we working on?
Learn & Work Utah
University Connected Learning, in tandem with the Utah System of Higher Education, the University of Utah, and our respected partners, is offering in-demand, short-term educational opportunities for Utahns who are unemployed, underemployed, or whose jobs are at risk. Courses will be offered to Utah residents at no-cost, preparing them for higher-paying and more stable careers.
Inclusive Design & Design Justice
University Connected Learning has brought in Dr. Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College, to lead a series of workshops on Inclusive Design & Design Justice for faculty across the U. By promoting the importance of Inclusive Design & Design Justice and providing education and resources on how to implement it, we hope to ensure design practices at the U that reflect the needs and experiences of all students, not just those who fall within the majority.
Campus Strategy Refresh
In alignment with The University of Utah campus’ Strategy 2025, University Connected Learning is working to meet students where they are, serve and engage our wider communities, expand online and certificate offerings, develop and strengthen partnerships, and prepare students for a dynamic and global workforce. To read more about the U’s Strategy 2025 and our commitment to being the University for Utah, click here.