American Sentinel University Announces Renowned Distance Scholar John Bourne to Board of Trust

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Renowned distance scholar John R. Bourne, Ph.D was recently elected to the American Sentinel University Board of Trust effective July 1, 2011. Bourne is a prominent innovator in distance learning, including being among the first educators to employ Second Life as a virtual classroom. Dr. Bourne’s special interest in combining entrepreneurship with engineering, business and science education will provide useful insights into the creation of new curriculum at American Sentinel University. For more information about American Sentinel University, go to http://www.americansentinel.edu/.

John R. Bourne, Ph.D

“John Bourne is one of the foremost experts in distance learning in the world and is always pushing the boundaries of teaching using innovative techniques that will help keep American Sentinel on the cutting-edge of technology."

American Sentinel University, a leading online university accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, announced that John R. Bourne, Ph.D. was recently elected to the American Sentinel University Board of Trust effective July 1, 2011.

Bourne is a prominent innovator in distance learning, including being among the first educators to employ Second Life as a virtual classroom. Dr. Bourne was the keynote speaker at American Sentinel University’s commencement ceremony in 2010 where he addressed the distinct advantages of distance learners to continue lifelong learning and build careers through social networking and creating a personal brand.

Bourne serves as the executive director of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C™), professor emeritus of technology at Babson College and professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Franklin W. Olin College. Earlier in his career Bourne was the professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University where he had been a member of the faculty since 1969.

He later founded the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) and remains the editor. Bourne also established the Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN) in 1996 supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

“John Bourne is one of the foremost experts in distance learning in the world and is always pushing the boundaries of teaching using innovative techniques that will help keep American Sentinel on the cutting-edge of technology,” says Rick Oliver, CEO of American Sentinel University. “His special interest in combining entrepreneurship with engineering, business and science education will provide useful insights into the creation of new curriculum at American Sentinel University. We are honored to have him as a member of our board.”

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online degree programs at http://www.americansentinel.edu/ or call 866.922.5690.

About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online degree programs in health care, information technology and business. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Its bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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