Drexel University Online to Host Awards Ceremony in Honor of National Distance Learning Week November 8-12

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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) during the week of November 8-12.

Drexel University Online is proud to honor our outstanding faculty who teach online

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) during the week of November 8-12. NDLW is an annual initiative that generates greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning within the areas of pre-k through 12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling, as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets.

Drexel University Online will hold an awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 9, at 9a.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall South (32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia), to recognize outstanding Drexel faculty. This annual event will recognize those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of distance or online learning. “Drexel University Online is proud to honor our outstanding faculty who teach online,” said Dr. Kenneth Hartman, academic director, Drexel University Online. “Their innovative teaching methods and dedication to online learning keep students engaged and connected.”

Recipients include:

Online Learning Visionary Award
Dr. Frank Mayadas, founding President of the Sloan Consortium and Senior Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Outstanding Contribution to Corporate eLearning Award
Penn Medicine

2010 Outstanding Online Instructors
Dr. Frances Cornelius– College of Nursing and Health Professions
Dr. Christof Daetwyler – Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. George Tsakumis – LeBow College of Business
Dr. Karkal Prabhu – College of Engineering
Dr. Susan Davis – iSchool at Drexel University, College of Information Science and Technology
Sharon Erwin – Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Adam Rickert –College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Ellen Clay – Goodwin College: School of Education
Judith Giering – Goodwin College: School of Technology and Professional Studies

About 4.6 million students are currently taking at least one class online. of those 4.6 million, over 200,000 K-12 students are enrolled in full-time online schools and over 2 million K-12 students are enrolled in an online course. During the week of November 8 through12, schools, colleges, businesses and government agencies across the country will be showcasing their online programs.

For more information about activities for the 2010 NDLW visit http://www.usdla.org/ndlw.

About Drexel University Online:
Drexel University Online, winner of the 2010 Sloan Consortium Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University, specializing in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. A pioneer in online education since 1996, Drexel’s online programs are taught by the same world-renowned faculty who teach the University’s on-campus courses. Drexel is continually ranked 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.

About USDLA:
The United States Distance Learning Association is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance education and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. For more information, visit http://www.usdla.org or call 1.800.275.5162.

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