Where Reality and Virtual Reality Collide: Inventing the Future of Connected Learning

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

Dr. Susan Aldridge presented on the future of connected learning. It was well-received – lots of good feedback from Drexel faculty.

Drexel Blog: The Online Student Connection

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

Let’s face it. Most of us still equate higher education with sprawling campuses and desks in a classroom. So the idea of earning a degree entirely online can be a bit intimidating – if not downright daunting – even for those who enthusiastically embrace the power of technology in every other aspect of their lives. [...]

Drexel Blog: Avatars make the grade for drexel’s online nursing students

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

Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is well-acquainted with the educational merit of using patient proxies to teach essential clinical skills – having built a high-tech, high-touch simulation laboratory on campus, complete with life-size mannequins and the latest medical equipment. But this arrangement is far from convenient for the school’s many online nursing [...]

Drexel Blog: Two Worlds, One Life-Changing Experience: Online Nursing Students Go to Work on the Ground in Paraguay

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

When Kevin Hannon and Liz Clarke enrolled in the RN-BSN program at Drexel University Online, they never expected to end up in Paraguay for what both of them call “a life-changing experience.” But thanks to a unique partnership among Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, and Outreach Paraguay, these two [...]

Drexel Blog: From Combat to College the Drexel University Way

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

At Drexel University, educating our men and women in uniform is not only a great privilege; it’s also a longstanding tradition – which has earned us a much-deserved spot among US News and World Report’s top 15 “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Not long after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, our university was selected to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]