University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Distance Learning

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Janet Ray, Distance Learning Coordinator (
Tel: (808) 932-7105

The Distance Learning Coordinator maintains the UH Hilo Distance Learning (DL) website. On request from academic departments, the coordinator provides logistical support, and assistance with planning and marketing through the UH system distance learning coordinators and University Centers; coordinates student services between departments and the Division of Student Affairs; and assists with faculty development through the office of Instructional Technology and User Services.

Visit the UH Hilo DL webpage at Among the resources on this page: a help page for students who are considering taking an online course; and a faculty resources page on online instruction. Contact the  DL Coordinator for more information.

The Office of Instructional Technology and User Services (ITUS) website is at . Contact ITUS Director Robert Chi at or (808) 932-7041; or ITUS media and production specialist Phineas Kelly at or (808) 932-7330.

The North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaʻa is UH Hilo’s first permanent, fully equipped, fully staffed offsite facility. It offers UH Hilo credit and non-credit courses to residents of North Hawaiʻi. A collaborative process between the academic departments and NHERC has been developed for faculty teaching at NHERC. For information about teaching at NHERC, contact your department chair and Nicole Ryan, Academic Support Specialist: or call her at (808) 775-8890. Visit the NHERC webpage at

Distance Learning in the UH System

The University of Hawaiʻi system serves faculty and students across the state through a well-developed system of distance delivery modes, including PolyCom, the Hawaiʻi Interactive Television System (HITS), the Laulima web course management system, three major University Centers and six local Education Centers; as well as system committees with representatives from all campuses. For more information, visit the system Distance Learning webpages at

The UH system’s Informational Technology Services provides many services to administration, faculty, staff, and students of all campuses. Visit the ITS homepage at to see the full range of its involvement in our technological lives.

Revised 11/1/13