The Pioneer Post

The Pioneer Post is a resource by University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide online students with tips and information about distance education.

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Five years ago, we formed a task force to determine the future direction of distance education at UW-Platteville. As with any worthwhile planning process, the goals were very aggressive and far-reaching. As we reach the end of year four of this five year plan, I am pleased to say that we have met the majority of the goals, even surpassing some. We have a few goals we are still working on and will continue to make progress in the upcoming fiscal year. Read more...

Textbooks for online courses

UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course and can select from a variety of options including new, used, and e-book options depending on the textbook. And starting with the summer 2014 term, MBS will also offer textbook rental for select titles! This will provide students with another cost-saving opportunity. Read more...

Sakeena Jones

Time Management Key to Engineering Grad’s Success

Sakeena Jones was a bit skeptical when she enrolled in UW-Platteville’s online Master of Science in engineering program. She knew education was important for furthering her career, but was concerned an online program wouldn’t provide the quality coursework she hoped for. However, now that she has put in the years of hard work and earned her degree, Jones says she has an education she can be proud of. Read more...

Staying on track for graduation

As you work through your spring term courses, take a moment to review your degree evaluation and see how far you have to go - it may be less than you think! Read more...

Karrmann Library website ready to serve distance students

If you are new to UW-Platteville distance learning or haven’t visited the Karrmann Library website for a while, you’ll want to check out the new look. Read more...

Bryan Hosford

Master's Degree brings new opportunities

Bryan Hosford is the type of person who is always looking for a new challenge. While being the Principle IT Business Analyst/Project Manager for an international publishing company might sound like more than enough, Hosford wanted to push himself. He hoped to find something that would both challenge him and help him focus on his long-term career goals. UW-Platteville offered the perfect program for his needs with the Master of Science in Project Management. Read more...

Kathleen Speaker

"Loving the Journey" leads to success

A black belt knows that to achieve a goal you need patience, determination, and dedication. When Kathleen Speaker decided she wanted to pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice while raising four kids, working a full-time job, and continuing her karate training, she knew it would be a challenge. But a challenge has never scared off Speaker. Read more...

Dan Avenarius

From the Director’s Chair

The UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center strives to provide our students with the best educational resources possible. Read more...

Kalyn Williams

Making the most of preview week

Spring semester is about to begin and that means it is time to get organized. While your schedule might be in place, you may still be anxious about your new classes and not know what to expect. To help our students prepare for the upcoming semester, UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center invites students to take part in Preview Week. Read more...

Sheila Trotter

Financial Aid: What you need to know

Students come from many different backgrounds and have unique needs and concerns. But if there is one universal question, it would have to be, “How am I going to pay for this?” Financial aid is an option for many students, but it can often be a confusing process. Read more...


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