1. K-State home
  2. »Office of Mediated Education
  3. »About OME

Office of Mediated Education

Office of Mediated Education
Unger Complex
Suite 146
2323 Anderson Avenue
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone: 785-532-5698
Fax: 785-532-0822

About OME

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 Office of the CIO.

More than 35 full-time staff and part-time students make up the OME team. Our services and web applications are used daily at the Olathe, 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, interim director of OME.

Identity Management

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 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

In addition to supporting instructional media capture and management solutions like Mediasite, the Electronic Media Services team provides instructional media production and editing services on campus. See Live A/V Webcasting and A/V Encoding and Editing for more information about how the Electronic Media Services team can help you with your next event or video project.