About University of Missouri
About the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
SISLT is one of six academic units within the College of Education & Human Development. SISLT (sislt.missouri.edu) offers the ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Learning Technologies and Design, a Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies, several graduate certificates, and a Bachelor of Educational Studies in Educational Game Design. SISLT faculty maintain active research programs across a spectrum of areas: librarianship and archives, scholarly publishing, metadata, information organization, digital libraries, information needs and uses, human-centered computing and user experience, learning analytics, designing games for learning, immersive technologies, and STEM education.
The mission of SISLT is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well-being of Missouri and the Nation. As a member of the iSchools consortium (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. Our inclusion of online formats has increased the diversity of our student body, which brings exciting new opportunities for teaching and research, in addition to our research relationships with other academic units within the University of Missouri.
SISLT includes several research and development labs that support our mission. The Digital Humanities Commons supports research, tools, and techniques across academic disciplines. The Digitization Station provides professional experiences digitizing analog content for worldwide access. The Information Experience Lab is a usability laboratory that conducts research on the usability, effectiveness and information behavior of websites and software for on-campus, statewide, and global clients. Adroit Studios (adroit.missouri.edu) designs, develops and researches cutting edge games for education. The TELL (Technology to Enhance Learning Lab; tell.missouri.edu) focuses on Virtual Reality in educational settings.
About the College of Education and Human Development
The College of Education and Human Development is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students, and over 100 faculty. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.
About the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement
MU’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit http://extension.missouri.edu.
About Extension Health and Human Sciences
MU Extension’s Health and Human Sciences unit promotes optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. Through community-engaged scholarship and outreach, campus-based faculty and regional field specialists deliver evidence-based programs and develop research-informed educational tools and strategies in the areas of Human Development & Family Science and Health & Nutrition. Campus-based state faculty provide support for healthy home environments and family finance educational outreach areas.
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.