WISE is pleased to announce the addition of a 15th institutional member, Charles Sturt University, based in New South Wales, Australia. Head of School Philip Hider will serve as the WISE Administrator, and the school will begin participating fully in fall 2010 (session 3).
The Charles Sturt University School of Information Studies is the largest provider of LIS education in Australia, serving over 1500 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.  With specializations including library leadership, community networking, records and archives management, and children’s librarianship, the school has a great deal to offer the consortium.

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Please join WISE in extending a warm welcome to our newest member!

Kathleen Schisa, MSLIS
Director, Web-based Information Science Education
iSchool at Syracuse University

About WISE
Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a collaborative distance education model that increases the quality, access, and diversity of online education opportunities in LIS. The WISE consortium was developed to establish standards and metrics for online LIS education, to provide a collaborative marketplace for online LIS courses, and to provide support for online pedagogy.

Since 2004 over 465 courses have been shared through WISE, and over 725 students have enrolled through the consortium. WISE Pedagogy has served over 300 faculty from WISE schools and the greater LIS community through online and face-to-face workshops and on-demand web resources.