Drexel Teams Up With DCCC To Help Women With Affordable Way Into WorkforceSeptember 16, 2014 - FOX 29 PhiladelphiaWhile employment numbers are improving nationwide, local jobs and career counselors say that is not true for women 40 and older. Delaware County Community College and Drexel University are partnering to offer help through a new nursing pilot program. Fox 29’s Joyce Evans introduces us to Rochelle "Shelley" Wright, a mother of two fulfilling a dream thanks to these new programs. Students are taught by DCCC and Drexel professors, in class, at hospitals and online.
Drexel LeBow Provides MBA Program at VanguardSeptember 10, 2014Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business will be providing a customized MBA program to selected employees at Vanguard, one of the world’s largest and most respected mutual fund companies. The first class includes 28 students that Vanguard selected from its Valley Forge headquarters, as well as four employees from Scottsdale, Ariz., one from Charlotte, N.C. and one from London. Instruction will be provided in-person at Drexel LeBow’s Malvern campus as well as online.
New Book Focuses on Innovative Business Models Driving Higher EducationSeptember 2, 2014New business models that harness technology and innovation are the key to reforming – and transforming – higher education in the United States. Despite enormous financial pressures and public mistrust, “pockets of genius” on some campuses are already ramping up the value and cost-effectiveness of education, argues President of Drexel University Online and author Susan Aldridge in her new book, Wired for Success: Real-World Solutions for Transforming Higher Education.
Infographic: Tips for Online Students to Work Successfully in Virtual GroupsAugust 25, 2014 - Whether on the job or in school, you’ll find yourself participating in group projects. Working in groups provides a great opportunity to collaborate with other seasoned professionals and explore different viewpoints, strategies and solutions. Because group projects can sometimes be challenging, especially for the online learner, we've created an infographic detailing some best practices for online group work.
#ABetterU: Meet Drexel University Online Graduate Stephen MacKenzieAugust 22, 2014 - Drexel Online YouTube Stephen MacKenzie is one of our stellar 2014 graduates from the online MBA program. Hear his story of what it’s like to be a veteran pursuing a master’s degree, including his challenges and successes. We’re proud to support those who serve and are dedicated to making it as easy as possible to advance their education.
Quality: The Real Benchmark of Value in Technology-Enhanced LearningAugust 18, 2014Over the years, online education has sparked many a lively and often contentious debate around the halls of academia. Yet, given the tremendous impact of interactive technology on our personal and professional lives, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that these digital tools can indeed transform the way we learn. Drexel Online President Dr. Susan Aldridge sits down with The Evolllution blog to discuss key factors to consider in evaluating quality.
Drexel University Online ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeAugust 15, 2014
Today, we at Drexel University Online participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In addition to the challenge, we're proud to have donated $500 to The ALS Association! The Ice Bucket Challenge was created by The ALS Association to spread awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and to help raise funds for research and a cure.
The Online Student ConnectionAugust 6, 2014Most of us still equate higher education with sprawling campuses and desks in a classroom. So the idea of earning a degree entirely online can be a bit intimidating. Just because you aren’t sitting in a desk on campus somewhere doesn’t mean you won’t have plenty of opportunities to connect with other students online. In fact, at Drexel University Online, we hear about those valuable connections every day from our students.
The Yellow Ribbon WelcomeJuly 28, 2014Drexel’s long-standing dedication to military veterans continues to this day in its unqualified support of the Post-9/11 GI Bill™. Since Congress passed the Post-9/11 GI Bill™ in 2008 to provide up to 36 months’ worth of tuition aid for those who served in the military after the 2001 terrorist attacks, Drexel has created an elaborate welcome network and a generous tuition waiver for veteran students.
Learning and the Myth of “Being There”July 21, 2014In this op-ed piece, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Gloria F. Donnelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN explores the myth behind learning being not as effective in the absence of social interaction. Recapping her earlier memories of online education in 1999, Dean Donnelly provides a thought-provoking perspective shaped by her students.