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.
#ABetterU: Meet Drexel Online Student Nicole PicanoJuly 16, 2014In today’s economy, many have been faced with the question of whether or not to head back to school. For some, their career necessitates a graduate level degree to pursue their passion. This was the case for Drexel University Online student Nicole Picano. Enrolled in the online Master of Science in Library and Information Science program, Picano pursued the Digital Libraries concentration.
Avatars Make the Grade for Drexel’s Online Nursing StudentsJuly 11, 2014Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is well-acquainted with the educational merit of using patient proxies to teach essential clinical skills. So to engage clinical imaginations and sharpen clinical assessment skills from a distance, the college added a new digital learning experience to its repertoire. Online students engage with an avatar by the name of Tina Jones™ in a simulated environment that is accessible to the students via their personal laptops.
Three Ways to Put Technology to Work for Graduate Student SuccessJune 23, 2014 - The EvolllutionDigital technology has more than proven its value as a convenient and flexible medium for delivering academic programs. But aside from its transactional value, technology can also be a truly empowering tool for connecting the dots between newfound knowledge and professional practice. Drexel Online President Dr. Susan Aldridge offers three ways to put technology to work for graduate student success.
Creating a Culture of E-learning Quality: The Case for Continuous InnovationJune 12, 2014As e-learning continues to gain traction, distance administrators are under increasing pressure to ensure that it serves students well – both personally and professionally. In Drexel University Online President Dr. Susan Aldridge's Distance Learning Administration Conference 2014 keynote speech, she offers a practical framework for fostering this culture, grounded in a proactive process for continuous innovation that not only encourages new insights and collaborative experimentation, but also mobilizes campus resources and mission investment.
Can You Learn To Be Creative?June 10, 2014What is the most crucial factor in the success of future leaders? According to a 2010 IBM survey of more than 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide, the answer, overwhelmingly, is creativity. Drexel University Online's Master of Science in Creativity and Innovation program teaches students to create 'aha!' moments. Explore how students from Drexel's inaugural class have implemented class work into the workplace.
For Employers, It’s All About the University BrandJune 2, 2014While many companies have a long history of providing at least some sort of continuing education benefits, they haven’t always been keen on paying for online degrees. Of course, those days are well behind us now, as online education continues moving into the mainstream of higher learning. In fact, according to the "How Do Employers View Online Degrees?" infographic we produced here at Drexel University Online, employers, as well as recruiting professionals, see online degree and certificate programs as highly credible, career-enhancing options when they meet three vital criteria.
Online, but not alone off-campusMay 30, 2014 - University BusinessWhen it comes to online education, careful course development is hardly the only piece needed for successful student outcomes. At Drexel University Online, coaches provide one-on-one mentoring to new online undergraduate students. While the focus is on helping students balance the demands of school, work and family-life commitments, the coaches also offer tips for developing skills needed for long-term success.
Drexel Garners High Rankings in U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs for VeteransMay 21, 2014 - U.S. News & World ReportMore than 500,000 veterans and their families have utilized Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits since the law’s enactment in 2008. And that number is growing. To help veterans choose a quality online program, U.S. News & World Report has released its second annual rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans. We’re proud to announce Drexel University Online ranked in the top 10 online graduate engineering programs and top 15 online bachelor’s programs for veterans!