Mediaplanet Links up with the United States Distance Learning Association to Change the Face of Online Learning in America with "Online Education" Campaign

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Today over 5.8 million students are enrolled in online courses, and even though that number continues to rise, the stigma against online education still exist that online degrees are “less of a degree” than a traditional degree.

Online degrees have been stereotyped as the “easy way out of earning a degree” that enables students to learn in an isolated environment prone to cheating and minimal time consumption. That is why Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its 11th edition of “Online Education,” which aims to dispel such myths of online education and give insight of what the future holds for online education, and show how programs have evolved into an interactive and convenient way for students to further their education.

“With about 6-million students in four-year college programs taking at least one online class this year, there’s no doubt that distance learning is having a profound effect on higher education in America” said George R. Collins, President, United States Distance Learning Association. "We aim to showcase all of the amazing online programs and opportunities universities and institutions have created to cater to working individuals."

The print component of “Online Education” is distributed within the weekend edition of USATODAY, in the New York, DC, Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago, Kansas City and Los Angeles markets with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated readership of 750,000. Its digital component was distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy, and across a network of top news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign, CLICK HERE.

Karen L. Pedersen, Chief Knowledge Officer for the Online Learning Consortium stated that “Today, an array of quality frameworks exists that colleges and universities use to ensure online courses are developed with the highest standards.” With this campaign, we aim to showcase the continued growth in quality improvement for online programs and degrees.

This campaign was made possible with the support of Starbucks, Southern Illinois University, USDLA, Online Learning Consortium, Indiana Wesleyan University, Quality Matters, Frontier Nursing University, Northeastern University, Sacred Hearth University, American Association of College Nurses, Association of Women MBAs, Kansas State University, Cleveland State University, Association of MBAs, Iowa University, Longwood University, Auburn University, West Chester University, Society of Women Engineers, NC State, Columbia University, Pittsburg State College, University of Maryland University College, University of Southern California, Texas A&M, Colorado Technical University, Creighton University, Virginia Tech and University of Arkansas.

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