Memberships and Other Servies

SCETC, or the Southern Colorado Educational Television Consortium, was established in 1986 to promote the educational use of television. The SCETC is a non-profit organization whose board members represent the major educational institutions in southern Colorado. Founding members of SCETC include the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, the Pikes Peak Library District (represented by ELIC), School District #11, Rocky Mountain PBS (then KTSC-TV, Pueblo), Adelphia (then Colorado Springs Cablevision) and the Pikes Peak Community Producers. Current membership includes all public school districts in the Pikes Peak Region, UCCS, PPCC, and the Pikes Peak Library District. The consortium meets monthly with frequent participation by representatives from the City of Colorado Springs (Technical Advisory Committee) and Adelphia Cable.

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization transmitting international television programs for educational use via satellite. All programs are shown unedited and in the original language.

SCOLA's mission is to help the people of the world learn about one another; their cultures, their languages, and their ideologies. SCOLA emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of modern information technology as a tool in overcoming barriers to global understanding and will remain at the forefront of its application.

UCCS subscribes to this programming as a service to the very large and diverse international community in the Pikes Peak Region. SCOLA is available on Adelphia Channel 20 whenever UCCS is not broadcasting CU-Net telecourses or other university programming. Viewers may access the SCOLA schedule at http://www.SCOLA.org

WESTERN COOPERATIVE FOR EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS

The Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), founded by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education in 1989, is a membership-supported organization open to providers and users of educational telecommunications. Members represent the higher education community, nonprofit organizations, schools, and corporations. Its members span the globe, but most are in the U.S. Collectively, they represent the most innovative thinkers in distance learning today.

UCCS and Media Services are members of this organization and departmental representatives and UCCS faculty regularly participate in conferences, seminars and other events sponsored or organized by WCET. For additional information on this outstanding organization, please visit its web site at http://www.wcet.info WCET offers a service, EduTools http://www.edutools.com, which provides the most complete independently-reviewed analyses of selected course management software, including product comparisons, reviews, and automated decision-making tools. UCCS faculty offering or contemplating developing web-based or distance classes are encouraged to visit this site for a comprehensive review of the products currently available for course management.

Additionally, WCET offers a new student services website rich with information about developing online student services. Visit http://www.wcet.info/projects/laap/index.htm for more information