What Students Are Saying…

Sean Boyle“The online program allows for deeper discussions and sharing of knowledge. I’m able to respond more deeply and share links to relevant resources. This makes it easier for even the most introverted person to be actively involved in sharing learned knowledge and experiences. Having access to all course materials, lectures and hand-outs allows you to master the material better than you could by relying only on your memory and notes taken during a traditional class.”

Sean Boyle, Honolulu, HI

Library and Information Sciences Program


What Faculty Are Saying…

Sheila Corrall“Working online has transformed the way I organize and present material to students, making it easier to bring together a nice mix of learning resources through different media. Topic-based discussion forums are a great way to encourage students to engage with professional issues that they will encounter in the field at a much deeper level than we can do in the on-campus classroom.”

Sheila Corrall, MA, DipLib, MBA, MSc, PGCertHE, FCLIP, FCMI

Chair, Library & Information Science Program, Professor



Pat Duck“When I taught my first graduate online class, I was skeptical about utilizing the discussion board, as I always believed that interaction in a physical classroom was far more instructive. I happily discovered that students felt that it opened a space to share ideas and to experience a large range of topics. Since most LIS graduate students are employed and cannot easily attend on-campus classes, the online program provides students with a flexible and stimulating environment that opens up new ideas and challenges in their field.”

Pat Duck

Adjunct Professor, Library & Information Science Program


Christinger Tomer“What I value most in online teaching is its inevitable emphasis on the learning process and the needs of the learners. The students are great: they are bright, hardworking, and resourceful. And there is the opportunity to work with Pitt Online’s course designers and instructional technologists, whose ideas and insights have made my courses much better.”

Christinger Tomer, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information