In the summer of 1998, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offered the first online course in what many formerly referred to as “distance education.” Today UA Little Rock offers more than 450 courses across all disciplines and ever-increasing fully online degree programs.
UA Little Rock is considered a leader in Arkansas and beyond with respect to online education. Talented faculty provide online programming with real-world experience in their disciplines, as well as excellent teaching and research backgrounds.
The mission of eLearning is to ensure the academic excellence of online education at UA Little Rock in a manner that maximizes an environment of user-friendly education and universal inclusion, thus providing online students with an engaging learning experience. eLearning provides optimal functionality in support of units, faculty, contracts, and assessment to ensure logistics are properly carried out. Our mission requires intensive focus on maintaining current online programming and promoting the development of future online programs.
Core Values and Functions
• Academic Excellence
We make sure UA Little Rock faculty have access the digital tools and methods they need to deliver their online coursework effectively and the support to employ high-quality methods of instruction.
• Optimal Functionality
Our staff administer payments as well as assess processes and contracts for internal and external accounts and services required for online education at UA Little Rock. In collaboration with our campus partners, we also conduct forecast analysis and identify opportunities to support academic and professional development.
• Accessibility and Innovation
We also serve as the administrative unit for the university’s brand of fully online degree and certificate programs, UA Little Rock Online, and partner to Scholarly Technology and Resources (STaR) to help facilitate training, support and innovation in online instruction.
• Universal Inclusion
We strive to create a community of online learners that benefit from the resources UA Little Rock offers. We encourage our faculty and staff to collaborate in our efforts to provide perpetual student engagement and equal opportunities for academic success for all UA Little Rock students.
• User-friendly Education
We promote academic success by employing the best possible technology, training, and accessibility for our students and faculty.