|New UND online, distance education Web site launched|
The Division of Continuing Education launched a new Web site, UND Online and Distance Education (http://distance.und.edu), on Oct. 1 to recruit new distance students (both credit and non-credit) as well as serve the thousands of current distance students who need access to the University's services.
The goal of this new site is for prospective students to easily find all of UND's distance offerings without needing to know our organizational structure or "jargon."
As such, the Division of Continuing Education has consolidated a number of units under the new brand of UND Online and Distance Education (http://distance.und.edu/). Units that were formally known as Correspondence and Online Studies (open enrollment courses), Distance Degree Programs, Certificate Programs (non-credit), as well as semester-based online courses will be marketed collectively at http://distance.und.edu/ as UND Online & Distance Education.
1. The site separates prospective student information from current student information so they can quickly find the type of information they need.
2. The site uses a shopping cart feature that allows prospective students to easily register for multiple courses at once.
3. Students may receive "instant customer service" by using our Live Help/Live Chat feature to instant message our staff with their questions. We can also track and record information about the student through this special software.
If necessary, please update your department Web site to link to the most appropriate page within the new http://distance.und.edu/ site. Note: Continuing Education's homepage URL (www.conted.und.edu) has not changed and will still work for other Continuing Education programs such as U2 and Workforce Development.
We welcome your feedback as we continue to add spring 2009 courses and refine the site. If you have any questions, please contact me.
-- Jennifer Swangler, Marketing Coordinator, Continuing Education, email@example.com, 777.6374