Drexel University’s Academic Director to Serve on Panel Discussion at DoD Worldwide ’06

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Dr. Kenneth Hartman, Academic Director of Drexel e-Learning, an Internet-based education program and subsidiary of Philadelphia’s top Drexel University, will join several other university educators on a plenary session panel at the upcoming DOD WorldWide '06 in Orlando. The topic of the panel is "Making Engineering and Technology Education Available and Viable for Active Duty Service Members,” and is scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Dr. Kenneth Hartman, Academic Director of Drexel e-Learning, an Internet-based education program and subsidiary of Philadelphia’s top Drexel University, will join several other university educators on a plenary session panel at the upcoming DOD WorldWide '06 in Orlando. The topic of the panel is "Making Engineering and Technology Education Available and Viable for Active Duty Service Members,” and is scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Dr. Hartman will also discuss the topic of “Innovative Ways to Use Emerging Technology in the Delivery of Online Engineering Degree Programs” while specifically outlining the current practices of online education utilized at Drexel e-Learning.

Additionally, Dr. Hartman will review the findings of a new research study conducted by Drexel University which examined the impact of online and on-campus learning on adult students.

“As a pioneer in online education, Drexel University is proud to serve our country's service members and support the Department of Defense in their primary education conference,” Hartman said.

DOD WorldWide is sponsored by the Department of Defense once every three years, attracting military education services officers, counselors and other educational institution representatives from around the world to discuss the military's Voluntary Education program. About 2,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event this year. More information on the conference can be found at http://www.ww06.com.

About Drexel University

Drexel University, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as “One of America’s Best Colleges” for 2006, is accredited by the Middle States Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools. Drexel’s curricula hold some of the most prestigious accreditation from accrediting bodies such as AACSB (Business), NLN and CCNE (Nursing), ABET (Engineering), and ALA (Information Science). Drexel University offers tuition discounts to eligible students and organizations, including military and service personnel.

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