University of Hawaii System
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The University of Hawaiʻi System (University of Hawaiʻi, UH) supports online and distance education, including full certificates and degrees at various campuses.
Courses may use videoconferencing, cable TV, email/mailing lists, and the Sakai-based "Laulima" system.
The mission of the University of Hawaiʻi system is to provide quality college and university education and training; to create knowledge through research and scholarship; to provide service through extension, technical assistance, and training; contribute to the cultural heritage of the community; and to respond to state needs.
The University of Hawaiʻi System is a public, co-educational college and university system that confers associate, bachelor, master, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees through three university campuses, seven community college campuses, an employment training center, three university centers, four education centers and various other research facilities distributed across six islands throughout the state of Hawaiʻi in the United States. The system serves 50,310 students, of which 44,122 are undergraduates (per Wikipedia, September 3 2009).
A recent WCET report estimates approximately 22,000 students enrolled in online courses of one form or another.
The University of Hawaii's main office is in Honolulu, Hawaii, US. Among non-degree granting institutions, members include:
The UH Distance Learning web site is at http://www.hawaii.edu/dl/
See http://www.hawaii.edu/dl/general/ for a list of distance and e-learning certificates and full degrees.
The "Laulima" system is based on Sakai, described as a "learning and collaborative server used for both enhancing face-to-face courses, conducting fully online courses, and facilitating collaborative groups".