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Center for the Advancement of Distance Education

CADE is a self-supporting unit within the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CADE partners or contracts with university, government and non-profit organizations to provide web-based solutions to meet a variety of educational, training, research and administrative needs. These collaborations include the creation of interactive online training modules, the design and development of web sites, simulations, games and virtual worlds, multimedia production and webcasting, course registration and learning management system construction, web-based programming and database connectivity, and online data gathering and analysis.

CADE is also actively involved in advancing online opportunities in the areas of public health, medicine, oral health, pharmacy and nursing. The Center's experience ranges from online continuing education and professional training to multimedia webcasting and research data management, analysis and presentation. CADE employs over thirty personnel, operates dozens of its own servers, and has completed hundreds of unique online projects since its formal inception in 1998.