Drexel University Launches Podcast Series to Help Students Succeed in Earning an Online Degree

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Drexel University, PhiladelphiaÂ?s leading technological university, introduces DrexelÂ?s eLearning Minute, a series of brief podcasts designed to address the unique issues and circumstances that new online students encounter and to offer advice on successfully earning a degree online.

Drexel University, Philadelphia’s leading technological university, introduces Drexel’s eLearning Minute, a series of brief podcasts designed to address the unique issues and circumstances that new online students encounter and to offer advice on successfully earning a degree online.

“Drexel’s eLearning Minute series was created to educate new online students on how to prepare personally and technically for online courses,” says Dr. Kenneth Hartman, Academic Director of Drexel eLearning and the host of the eLearning Minute. “Online courses require the same amount of time and effort as traditional on campus courses so it’s important to a student’s success to know how to manage time for studying and set the expectation to family and friends that they are in school, just not in the literal sense,” added Dr. Hartman.

The first two podcasts of the four-part eLearning Minute series are now available online at http://www.drexel.com/podcast.

The first podcast titled, Look Before You Leap Online, discusses the basics of what students can expect when working toward an online Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and features a live segment from a current online student at Drexel, who talks about her online experience and offers her advice for success.

The second podcast, Preparation for Your First Online Course, tackles the topic of “tech-prep for the eLearning rookie.” In this segment, Dr. Hartman offers four simple steps to prepare personally and technically for online courses.

In the upcoming pod casts, Dr. Hartman will address “Selecting the Right Online Degree Program” and “Surviving Online Courses.”

With recent findings from the U.S. Department of Commerce indicating that college graduates earn an average of 98% more income than non-college graduates and that those with a Master’s degree earn 170% more, the demand for a college degree has increased and in return so has the need for a convenient, flexible learning format for today’s working adults who are balancing families, careers and other life commitments. Enter the era of online degree programs.

A leader in the development of online learning since 1996, Drexel University has met the needs of today’s working professionals by offering online degree programs that provide them with the quality they want and the flexibility they need. As the popularity of online learning continues to expand, more and more people want to know “what is it” and “how does it work.” To help address these questions and concerns, Drexel has developed helpful resources for students considering online learning including their free online demo, “How it works,” and now their latest initiative the “eLearning Minute.”

For further resources on online learning, visit http://www.drexel.com/prospective.

About Drexel e-Learning

Drexel e-Learning is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University, specializing in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the U.S. and abroad. Drexel University is continually ranked as one of the best national doctoral universities by U.S.News & World Report and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. For more information about Drexel’s online programs, visit http://www.drexel.com, email info@drexel.com, or call (877) 215-0009.

About Dr. Kenneth Hartman

Dr. Kenneth Hartman is an internationally renowned educator, having served the past 25-years as an associate professor (Instructional Technology), academic administrator, and consultant at several leading universities, including The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Delaware, New York Institute of Technology, and Widener University. He is the author of numerous publications related to educational technology (books, articles, CD-ROMs), and formerly a syndicated newspaper columnist, television talk show host, and commissioned military officer. Dr. Hartman was the founder and executive director of the National Technology Institute for School Counselors. He can be seen on NBC10 (Philadelphia), as the station’s on-air technology contributor.

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