Thursday, March 25, 2010

Solomon Gherezgher Receives Dare to Excel Award

On March 23, 2010 Solomon Gherezgher, Program Assistant in eLearning Services received the Dare to Excel Award in recognition of his exceptional performance in preparing for and executing the spring 2010 eLearning Services online student orientation. Congratulations Solomon!

Rhonda Spells Fentry Receives Distance Learning Administrator of the Year Award

On Thursday, March 4, 2010 Rhonda Spells Fentry received the Distance Learning Administrator of the Year Award presented by the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA). Rhonda was nominated by Joseph Rossmeier, Vice President for Technology Services. Congratulations Rhonda!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Internet "College" Offering Gen Ed Courses for $99/month

I thought I would share an interesting article that was in last Friday's (2/26) Washington Post about an internet company, Straighterline, based in Alexandria that is offering start anytime, self-paced Gen Ed courses for $99 per month.

The $99/month "tuition" includes up to 10 hours of online tutoring! More interestingly, they have partnered with a few "brick and mortar" institutions to accept these credits, and at least one is accredited by Middle States!

Here is an interesting quote from the article: "It's good for students, and these sorts of things do force traditional universities to rethink the things they do," said Terry Hartle, senior vice president of the American Council on Education, which represents college presidents.

Read on...

If you want to check out the Straighterline website:

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