Although Outreach Technology is primarily a service unit, our central goal is to create transparent technology within the teaching and learning environment. If so, we have then made possible the best opportunities for learning and teaching.
For the university, the Outreach School, and Outreach Technology Services, creating learning communities and expanding access to learning communities are intrinsically connected to the investment in technology infrastructure.
With this perception as a basis for our work, OTS has continued to seek ways to extend UW’s current and new technological services to physical sites around the state. These modern services provide opportunities to meet students’ and citizens’ educational demands for convenience of service, which make possible the mobility of the learner (as well as the portability of their communication devices), connections from various locations, as well as choices of academic programs and delivery modes. In addition, well planned and appropriate modern technology supports the distant education principle of transparent technology, which is the foundation for OTS delivery of quality services and products. The best teaching and learning environment for faculty and students is the provision of a comfortable environment and the smooth operation of the equipment and facilities.