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CAIT@WIU Background

The Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT) was established in 1988 as the Satellite Education Network (SEN) in the College of Education at Western to provide instructional and in-service resources to Illinois K-12 teachers and students.

In July 1996, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) formally approved the establishment of the Center for the Application of Information Technologies in the College of Education and Human Services and CAIT became a separate center at the University. Today, the Center is housed under University Technology and provides innovative and practical technology solutions (web applications, mobile technology), technical consulting, and sound e-learning on campus as well as to external clients such as state agencies, educational institutions, businesses, and public agencies.