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.
#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.