Web-based Information Science Education (WISE)

Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a unique and groundbreaking opportunity for students to take online elective Library and Information Science accredited courses from other universities. Leading schools in the information field have gone outside the classroom to extend their reach to broaden the online educational opportunities for students. The WISE consortium uses advanced online technology as a means to enrich education and foster relationships among students, faculty and universities. WISE logo

Why become a WISE student?

Students have the opportunity to access distance education courses through WISE member schools that have met the quality bar in online education. WISE students have increased access to special topics and electives as compared to non-WISE schools.

For example, a student may access courses from a wider base of faculty and research than may be normally available within their home school. A professional who is working on his or her degree will have greater flexibility in scheduling and have a multitude of options when considering specialized topics. The WISE student will have the ability to select from a wide array of online courses, regardless of their location, and take courses with faculty who are highly regarded in their area of expertise.

Participating Institutions

  • Indiana University - Indianapolis
  • Rutgers University
  • Simmons College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Victoria University of Wellington

WISE Course Descriptions

For a list of course descriptions and details, please visit the WISE Web site at http://www.wiseeducation.org

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To Register

Register for WISE courses by first meeting with Lara Bailey. Please DO NOT register online through WISE.