Drexel Online. A Better U.


Online learning has exponentially grown throughout the years, and Drexel University Online is proud to be a premier leader of online education since 1996. In an effort to create greater awareness of distance learning and to recognize exceptional leaders and best practices in the field, Drexel University Online founded National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), in conjunction with the United States Distance Learning Association.

Created in 2007, NDLW seeks to celebrate the tremendous growth and accomplishments occurring today in distance learning education, while showing appreciation to those who make an indelible mark in the field and upon students.

For 2014, NDLW will take place during the week of November 10th to the 14th. In celebration of NDLW, Drexel University Online will host its eighth annual awards ceremony in November to honor remarkable Drexel faculty and staff for their great accomplishments in the field of online learning.


  Drexel University Online was proud to have its 2013 keynote speaker be Dr. Susan Aldridge, the new senior vice president of online learning at Drexel University and president of Drexel University Online.

Aldridge brings 17 years of higher education leadership experience and has built an international reputation as one of the premier innovators in online and distance education. She currently serves as a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC and has held executive leadership positions in some of the largest universities in the U.S.

During the week of November 10th, we invite you to join us in celebration as we honor our extraordinary faculty and staff. Check back often - the details and location will be announced soon!



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Quick Facts

• More than 7.1 million students were enrolled in at least one online course through a university during fall 2012, according to a January 2014 online education report by the Babson Survey Research Group and College Board.

• An October 2011 study published by the U.S. Department of Education found that “from 2000 to 2008, the percentage of undergraduates enrolled in at least one distance education class expanded from 8 percent to 20 percent.”

• In a U.S. News & World Report article, a report conducted by Ithaka S+R notes that "students who utilize interactive online learning - or hybrid learning - produce equivalent, or better, results than students participating in face-to-face education."

Media & Event Contact

Sabrina Ram
Director of Strategic Communications
(215) 895-0511

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