The Office of Mediated Education (OME) is a central IT unit dedicated to providing innovative and reliable solutions to meet computing needs of K-State in the areas of teaching and learning as well as research, technology transfer and outreach. OME reports to the Vice Provost for Information Technology Services.
More than 55 full-time staff and part-time students make up the OME team. Our services and web applications are used daily at both the Salina and Manhattan K-State campuses as well as research and extension facilities. In addition to our services and web applications, the many OME teams support the growing needs of our diverse community.
Many of our development projects and web applications are created from direct user feedback. “Users have been major contributors by helping design tools both in terms of features and interface. They have helped create and specify most of the features that our applications have and they will continue to do so via direct feedback and established communication channels. Their input is why many of our applications even exist,” said Scott Finkeldei, assistant director of OME.
The Identity Management (IDM) team provides central authentication for approximately 30 university applications including KSIS, Person DataBase (PDB), protected websites, dial-up services, K-State Online and K-State e-mail and calendar. The IDM team maintains the security of all electronic IDs (eIDs) and much more.
Web Services Engineering
The WSEs are a group that oversees all of the OME servers. They manage all of the applications and serve as a conduit between OME and other departments on campus.
Web Development Team
The web development team offers many services including custom application development and web design. Some of the its projects include: Connect, Pulse, Selective Scholarship, and the College of Business Administration's Executive Mentor Program.
Application Development and Quality Assurance
Our developers and quality assurance team develop and manage OME applications and are also brought into outside projects as consultants. Some of our development projects include: K-State Online, SGA Elections, Global Campus/EIS, Online TEVAL and Electronic Theses, Dissertations and Reports (EDTR).
Electronic Media Services
The Landon Lecture series website and streaming video is provided by the Electronic Media Services team. They also produce, encode, and duplicate DVDs and CDs for university departments such as Counseling Services and Global Campus. See Web Hosting and Design, Live A/V Webcasting, and A/V Encoding and Editing for more information about the many Electronic Media Services.
Web Presentation Services
Podcasting, collaborating with others from all over the world in a live online space, and creating and archiving classroom lectures and meetings and much more can all be effortlessly done with the help of the Web Presentation Services team. The WPS team works with both the K-State and Axio Learning community.