Mass High Tech- WebCT to power UMassOnline's course content support

Mass High Tech- WebCT to power UMassOnline's course content support

UMassOnline, the online learning division of the University of Massachusetts, has chosen Lynnfield-based WebCT to supply its WebCT Vista academic enterprise system to manage its 15,000-student distance learning program.

No financial details of the deal were released.

WebCT will also provide tools to support web course content for thousands of students in face-to-face classes across UMass's campuses.

WebCT Vista will enable collaboration among the five UMass campuses by providing educators and administrators a single, scalable course management environment and electronic content-sharing capabilities.

"UMassOnline is a dynamic distance learning program with all of the conditions that make WebCT Vista the logical choice: lots of content, rapid growth, enterprise systems to integrate, an e-learning-savvy faculty and an effective business model," said Carol Vallone, WebCT president and CEO, in a statement. "We look forward to supporting UMassOnline in its ongoing effort to offer students a superior education delivered online but rooted in the classroom."

UMassOnline, the University of Massachusetts' system online education consortium, delivers accredited, online programs from UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and UMass Medical School via interactive, web-based learning systems.

Date: 08/16/04