#ABetterU: Meet Drexel University Online Student Ricardo TorresDecember 12, 2014To the outsider it may seem like Ricardo Torres is living a double life. By day, he works as a high-powered business consultant for some of the country’s largest corporations. By night, Torres is busy as an ardent advocate and committed volunteer in the Philadelphia arts and non-profit scene. Torres attributes much of his success in the arts sector to pursuing a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University.
Quality: The Real Benchmark of Value in Technology-enhanced Learning (Part 2)December 4, 2014Authentic learning has always been a critical component of professional studies in such fields as healthcare and education, law and engineering — where internships and practicums are routine academic requirements. And with interactive technologies such as virtual reality and videoconferencing, we’re now able to reinforce, and in some cases reproduce, these site-based learning experiences by creating high-quality, digital teaching tools that can be incorporated into any learning environment.
#ABetterU: Meet Drexel University Online Graduate Sterling Crescimanno [video]December 4, 2014 - Drexel Online YouTubeSterling Crescimanno is a professional skier who competes all over the world! While pursuing his passion, Crescimanno earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration online at Drexel. Get an inside look into how he balanced his career aspirations and online degree program, while traveling across the globe.
Drexel University Faculty & Staff Honored for Their Contributions to Online LearningNovember 13, 2014Nominated by the deans of each college, this year’s Drexel University Online National Distance Learning Week ceremony celebrated 21 Drexel University faculty and staff members for their contributions to online learning. The theme for the night was best summarized by Shawn Brown, a 2008 graduate of the online Master’s in Higher Education program, who emphasized “there are thousands of online students at Drexel who develop a close connection.”
Drexel University Online Celebrates National Distance Learning Week - Nov. 11November 5, 2014Drexel University Online will celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) with its eighth annual awards ceremony, honoring exceptional leaders, faculty and staff for their accomplishments and dedication to online learning, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Drexel's Online RN to BSN Program Study Abroad Trip Wins UPCEA HonorsOctober 29, 2014Drexel University Online and the College of Nursing and Health Professions recently received the highly-regarded 2014 University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Mid-Atlantic Award of Excellence for the online RN to BSN program’s study abroad trip to Paraguay. The BSN program’s study abroad option allows online students to gain tremendous clinical and cultural experience in the South American country.
Study Abroad as an Online StudentOctober 21, 2014 - U.S. News & World ReportAs an online student at Drexel University, Kevin Hannon knew traveling abroad was expensive and didn’t consider the option a realistic goal. Then Hannon received an email from the university asking if he was interested in taking a community health course that culminated in an 11-day trip to Paraguay. During the trip, Hannon had a chance to teach illness prevention in schools and visit local health care facilities while traveling more than 1,000 miles on a bus. Hannon remarked, "it gave me a completely broader perspective on how health care delivery works outside the U.S. It was an amazing experience."
Online Education Allowed Philadelphia RN to Improve, Expand Her KnowledgeOctober 14, 2014 - CBS PhillyDrexel University RN to BSN student, Elizabeth Giordano, talks with CBS Philly about how online education allowed her to improve and expand her knowledge. Giordano, an RN at Atlantic Health System, gives an inside look to the healthcare field and offers advice to those thinking about pursuing a career in nursing.
RSVP: Dr. Susan C. Aldridge Book Signing & CelebrationSeptember 25, 2014Please join us for an afternoon celebration honoring Dr. Susan C. Aldridge and the release of her new book, Wired for Success, on Thursday, October 2nd at the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium in Philadelphia or via our live virtual stream. Dr. Aldridge joined the University last October and serves as the senior vice president of online learning at Drexel University and president of Drexel University Online. Her book takes an in-depth look at the learning structures, strategies and technologies that not only add value to a college education, but also promote sustainable institutional practices and policies.
Drexel University Online Honors Birmingham-area Healthcare HeroesSeptember 24, 2014 - AL.com/The Birmingham NewsDrexel University Online hosted a celebration to honor local healthcare heroes at downtown Birmingham’s historic venue, the Alabama Theatre and its Hill Event Center. Close to 75 nurses and healthcare professionals from organizations such as the Children's Hospital of Alabama, VA Medical Center, Brookwood Medical Center, Trinity Medical Center, St. Vincent's Birmingham Hospital and more enjoyed a cocktail reception and free movie screening of the critically important documentary, “NURSES: If Florence Could See Us Now.”