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 2013, NDLW took place during the week of November 11th to the 15th. In celebration of NDLW, Drexel University Online hosted its seventh annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to honor remarkable Drexel faculty and staff for their great accomplishments in the field of online learning.
Thank you for joining us in celebration as we honored our extraordinary faculty and staff on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
The Drexel University Online NDLW Ceremony was streamed live.
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• More than 6.7 million students were enrolled in at least one online course through a university during fall 2011, according to a January 2013 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."
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