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.”
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.