Susan Aldridge Drexel Blog – From MOOT to MOOC: Taking Legal Education to a Whole New Level

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Most of us would chuckle at the thought of cardiac surgeons perfecting complicated heart procedures by simply reading a textbook or listening to a lecture. In truth, they learn by practicing their skills over and over as an integral part of their medical education, under the expert eye of seasoned surgeons, who provide plenty of [...]

Susan Aldridge Drexel Blog – The Real Value of a Drexel Degree

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

As a new arrival on the Drexel campus, I have spent the past few months getting to know my colleagues, as well as our students. Needless to say, it has not only been a pleasure, it has also given me a unique opportunity to discover some of the many “pockets of genius” among this university’s [...]

Susan Aldridge Drexel Blog – Technology Solutions to Live and Learn By

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Imagine you are a healthcare practitioner treating a hearing impaired patient in rural Pennsylvania, where sign language interpreters are few and far between. So to gather critical information about his irregular heartbeat, you whip out your iPad and pull up Sign 4 Me, a nifty application that acts as a virtual, on-the-spot interpreter. Before long, [...]

Reinventing Online Higher Ed

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

A recent study by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reported that about 95 percent of students enrolled in their free, online courses (EdX) dropped them before earning a certificate of completion. Increasingly, colleges and universities, both not-for-profit institutions like the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and especially for-profit institutions such [...]

Online education: From campus to computer

Article by Susan Aldridge, Online education: From campus to computer

  Formerly on the fringes, distance learning has gained wide acceptance among students, institutions of higher education and even employers. At a time when career needs are constantly morphing and most “good” jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree, students of all ages are trading the campus for the computer in record numbers – a [...]

Dr. Susan Aldridge joins Drexel University

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Dr. Susan Aldridge has joined Drexel University. Dr. Susan serves as senior vice president for Online Learning and president of Drexel University Online. Aldridge is responsible for building an administrative division that provides comprehensive services focused on the unique needs of online students and pursues new approaches to online curricula, teaching and student tracking that [...]

Harnessing the power of continuous innovation

Policy paper by Susan Aldridge - "Harnessing the power of continuous innovation" at 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the President's Forum

Policy paper by Dr. Susan Aldridge – “Harnessing the power of continuous innovation” – to be discussed in the 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the President’s Forum in Washington on October 7th- 8th. The Presidents’ Forum, established in 2004, is a collaboration of accredited, national, adult-serving institutions and programs which have embraced the power and [...]

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Susan Aldridge has been appointed Senior Vice President for Online Learning. In a letter going out the Drexel Community, the President of Drexel University said ….. Susan brings 17 years of higher education leadership experience and has built an international reputation as one of the premier innovators in online and distance education. She is the [...]

Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college

Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/07/16/2864633/veterans-find-out-of-state-military.html#storylink=cpy

Groups such as the American Association of State Colleges and Universities worry that the bill represents an overreach by the federal government, since determining tuition rates is something states handle. The association also thinks the present language of the bill could have some unintended adverse results, such as slashing current benefits to veterans. “This bill [...]

Susan Aldridge in USNEWS on comparing Online, On-Campus Graduate Programs

Susan Aldridge in USNEWS on comparing Online, On-Campus Graduate Programs

While many online programs are ramping up their support services for students, experts say many others have a long way to go before they rival the offerings of their on-campus counterparts. Students considering an online graduate degree should explore whether the program offers tutoring, advising, library services and career counseling, says Susan Aldridge, a senior [...]

Dr. Susan Aldridge to speak at the AASCU Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in Baltimore

Dr. Susan Aldridge to speak at the AASCU Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in Baltimore

Dr. Susan Aldridge will speak at the AASCU Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in Baltimore, MD.The meeting will be held on July 25th to July 27th. Dr. Susan Aldridge will be speaking about Continuous Innovation in Higher Education. Over 300 academic affairs leaders from across the US will be in attendance. More Details to follow.

Dr. Susan Aldridge to speak at National Association of College and University Attorneys at their annual conference

Dr. Susan Aldridge to speak at National Association of College and University Attorneys at their annual conference

Dr. Susan Aldridge will be speaking at National Association of College and University Attorneys at their annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. The topic she will be speaking on is “Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) II: Certifications, Credentialing, Student Information, Financial aid” The Conference is scheduled to be held on Friday, June 21 2013 from 2:00 [...]

USDLA Awards Dr. Susan Aldridge with the 2013 Hall of Fame Award for Leadership in Distance Learning

USDLA Awards Dr. Susan Aldridge with the 2013 Hall of Fame Award for Leadership in Distance Learning

Dr. Susan Aldridge, Senior Fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC and past president of the University of Maryland University College, was recently honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with the world’s most prestigious award presented for excellence in distance learning. St. Louis, MO. April 29, [...]

Why Quality Matters in the Battle for Online Education’s Future

Why Quality Matters in the Battle for Online Education’s Future

Dr. Susan Aldridge, Senior Fellow of AASCU delivered this speech, titled “Why Quality Matters in the Battle for Online Education’s Future”. It was delivered at TxDLA Conference, Galveston, Texas. ABSTRACT Although online education has been around for 20 years now, the MOOC phenomenon has suddenly sent educators running to jump on the bandwagon, turning skeptics [...]

Susan Aldridge at TxDLA Conference 2013

Susan Aldridge at TxDLA Conference 2013

Dr. Susan Aldridge is a Keynote speaker in the TxDLA Conference at Texas Distance Learning Association, Galveston, Texas. The Conference is on March 25 – 28, 2013. Her speech is titled “Why Quality Matters in the Battle for Online Education’s Future”

Susan Aldridge at Connect 2013: Online Education Conference

Susan Aldridge at Connect 2013: Online Education Conference

Dr. Susan Aldridge is a featured speaker in the Connect 2013: Online Education Conference, organized by Learning House. The conference is on June 26 and 27 at Louisville, KY. Connect 2013 Keynote: Evolution of the Distance Education Model

MOOC-tastic or MOOC-trocious?

MOOC-tastic or MOOC-trocious?

Dr. Susan Aldridge, Senior Fellow of AASCU delivered this speech, titled “MOOC-tastic or MOOC-trocious? Exploring the Academic Value of Higher Education’s Latest Trend”. It was delivered at AASCU Winter Conference, Point Clear, Alabama. As MOOCs explode onto the higher education landscape, American colleges and universities are rushing to jump on the distance learning bandwagon. But [...]

Technology Mediated Education, MOOCs and Lifelong Learning

Technology Mediated Education, MOOCs and Lifelong Learning

Higher education leaders are discussing the ramifications of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered through new organizations such as Coursera or Udacity. Web-based or online courses have been offered at universities since 1994 so why is the MOOC discussion receiving so much attention? Is it because the courses are free? Are we stunned that elite [...]

Providing quality higher education for adults

Providing quality higher education for adults

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) first opened its classrooms in 1947 as a special college at the University of Maryland, created specifically to serve the state’s returning World War II veterans with GI Bill in hand. That was the spark that in many ways ignited America’s adult-learning movement and paved the way for open-access [...]

Transformational Change and the Future of Higher Education

Transformational Change and the Future of Higher Education

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) delivered this keynote address, titled “Learning on the High Seas” and delivered in the Academic Forum – Sharing Knowledge and Learning on the High Seas. The Keynote was delivered by President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland, University College. In fact, as university educators and [...]