Monday, October 31, 2011

UIS to begin offering online seminars

The University of Illinois Springfield has a successful record of offering online for-credit and degree courses, yet it hadn’t delved much into not-for-credit seminars and activities.

That’s about to change, said Ray Schroeder, director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the university. Starting in November, five continuing education seminars will be offered online.

“Many universities do offer those kinds of things, and we thought we could do well in that area,” he said.

The seminars and workshops can be taken by anyone, anywhere but are aimed at those living in Springfield and surrounding areas.

The first live, online seminars to be offered are called “HR Training Tuesdays” and consist of five two-hour seminars on human resources topics that enable HR professionals to earn continuing education credit connected to their certification.

The seminars will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays — three in November beginning Nov. 1 — and two in December. Each costs $49. Sign up on the UIS website.

The workshops were featured in an October 31, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online