Quality Matters Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Focuses on Quality Assurance in Online EducationMarch 20, 2015Quality Matters, a leader in quality assurance for online education, is having its Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, “With Liberty and Quality for All,” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 23, 2015. Hosted by Drexel University Online, this two-day conference features more than 30 workshops and sessions focused on quality assurance in online education.
Celebrating Drexel AuthorsMarch 19, 2015For the third year, Drexel faculty and staff members were honored for writing and editing books in 2014. Fifty-seven employees were honored for work, which ranged from discussing the use of aluminum in industry to a collection of poetry. Drexel University Online President Susan Aldridge, PhD and Assistant Vice President of Strategic Outreach Kathleen Harvatt were recognized for their book, "Wired for Success: Real-World Solutions for Transforming Higher Education."
Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional DevelopmentMarch 17, 2015In today’s ever-evolving workforce, lifelong learning is the key to gainful and fulfilling employment—which is why successful professionals are always on the lookout for quality continuing education, designed to drive career advancement. That being said, industry-relevant, post-secondary certificates are fast becoming the “new black” in professional development, at a time when employers and employees alike are increasingly focused on maximizing their return on training and tuition investment.
#ABetterU: Meet Drexel Online Graduate Elizabeth ClarkMarch 13, 2015Elizabeth Clark is an alumna of Drexel University’s online RN to BSN program. Traveling back and forth between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California, Clark balanced her educational pursuits while working as a registered nurse. Hear from Clark as she highlights how learning about evidence-based medicine allows nurses to make changes in health care.
Drexel University’s Jamie Callahan Earns Prestigious Human Resource Development AwardMarch 9, 2015Drexel University’s online Human Resource Development (HRD) Program Director, Jamie Callahan, Ed.D., was the recipient of the inaugural Laura L. Bierema Award for Excellence in Critical HRD. Presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, the award honors a critical HRD scholar or practitioner who has demonstrated research and activism with impact in the field of HRD.
Online Degrees Let Students Tap Their Intellectual, Creative SideFebruary 23, 2015 - U.S. News & World ReportOnline degrees are not only for adults looking to switch careers and move into fields like business or nursing. Working professionals who daydream of developing their intellectual side also have options. With the growth of online offerings, adults can choose from subjects such as international relations, creative writing, history, liberal studies and English. In some cases these online courses may lead to jobs; in others, they may simply lead to inspiration. Hear from Drexel University Online President Susan Aldridge, PhD and Drexel master's in Creativity and Innovation graduate Patrick Leyden on how the demand for online humanities degrees is growing.
Drexel University Ranked in the Top 10 Best U.S. Colleges for a Nursing MajorFebruary 17, 2015 - USA Today CollegeNurses are much in demand in today’s marketplace. A degree in nursing equips students with the skills to provide quality patient care. A strong nursing program will offer a foundation in the sciences, while preparing students for work in a clinical setting. In terms of quality, Drexel University ranked in the top 10 best U.S. colleges for a nursing major, according to College Factual!
Drexel Cybersecurity Institute Joins Forces With U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'February 10, 2015Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the past 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Multiple Options for a Philadelphia Nurse Taking Online Nursing ProgramJanuary 26, 2015 - CBS PhillyRebecca Lance is a substitute school nurse at Flemington-Raritan School District. She is involved in the Drexel online RN to BSN program and plans on graduating with her nursing degree in March 2015. Lance was recently interviewed by CBS Philly, where she describes her duties as a nurse/health care administrator and explains how education prepared her for a career in nursing.
Building Campus Pride Among Virtual StudentsJanuary 22, 2015For years, we’ve heard that students who learn online cannot possibly develop the same affinity for the institutions they attend as their peers who study on campus. But from where I sit, nothing could be further from the truth. So while there’s no magic formula for promoting this institutional pride, there are strategies that have proven successful for engendering a positive online student experience—which is, after all, the hallmark of affinity at any institution.