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.

Navigating Changing Student Dynamics and Heightened Technology Expectations – A speech by Dr. Susan Aldridge

Navigating Changing Student Dynamics and Heightened Technology Expectations - A speech by Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge delivered this opening address at Philadelphila, PA on April 14, 2015. Thank you and welcome to our beautiful city of Philadelphia. I am indeed honored to be here today, with such distinguished and accomplished colleagues. As innovation evangelists in higher education, you are at the forefront of mobilizing campus commitment and talent [...]

The Role of Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Collaboration of Colleges and Universities with Businesses in Economic Development – A speech by Dr. Susan Aldridge

The Role of Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Collaboration of Colleges and Universities with Businesses in Economic Development - A speech by Dr. Susan Aldridge

Here is the full text of the speech presented by Dr. Susan Aldridge at the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education Board Meeting. Akron, Ohio, on March this year. Good morning to all of you.  My sincere thanks to Rob Brigs and to Shawn Brown for that very warm introduction and the invitation to speak [...]

Creating a Culture of E-Learning Quality: The Case for Continuous Innovation – Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge, delivered this speech, titled “Creating a Culture of E-Learning Quality: The Case for Continuous Innovation”. It was delivered at Distance Learning Administration Conference 2014. ABSTRACT As e-learning continues to gain traction, distance administrators are under increasing pressure to ensure that it serves students well – both personally and professionally. In meeting the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Building A World Class Teaching University

Building A World Class Teaching University

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC)delivered this keynote address, titled “Building A World Class Teaching University” and delivered in the U.S.-China Distance Education Research and Exchange. Nanjing, China Open institutions such as ours are by definition teaching universities… designed to educate the knowledge workers of tomorrow…by providing them with both the [...]

US Education and Accreditation

US Education and Accreditation

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. In fact, as university educators and practitioners, we are all trying to pilot our boats at a time when exploding [...]

Reengineering the Case for E-Learning

Reengineering the Case for E-Learning

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC)delivered this keynote address, titled “From the Sidelines to the Mainstream: Reengineering the Case for E-Learning” and delivered in the United States Distance Learning Association National Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. As president of the largest public university in the United States…and one of the oldest and [...]

Paving the Road to Academic Success

Paving the Road to Academic Success

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC),This is the keynote address, titled “Paving the Road to Academic Success: Building a Comprehensive System for Student Support Services” and delivered in SCDL International Conference on Open & Distance Learning. Pune, India. The Keynote was delivered by President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland, University [...]

Learning Through Technology

Learning Through Technology

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) delivered this keynote address, titled “Learning Through Technology: From Institutional Course Delivery to Collaborative Knowledge Creation” and delivered in the Hamdan Bin Mohhamed e-University 4th Annual Congress. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As president of the largest public university in the United States…and a truly global [...]

Bridging the Global Management Education Divide

Bridging the Global Management Education Divide

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) delivered this keynote address, titled “Bridging the Global Management Education Divide: The Use of Collaborative Degree Programs in Promoting Transnational Academic Exchange” in the Academy of Business Administration Global Trends Conference. St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. I’m sure we would all agree that while universities were [...]

Beyond Sisterhood

Beyond Sisterhood

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) delivered this keynote address, titled “Beyond Sisterhood” and delivered at University System of Maryland Women’s Forum Annual Conference. Adelphi, Maryland. The Keynote was delivered by President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland, University College. I cannot help but think back to an era in the [...]

Institutional Course Delivery to Collaborative Knowledge Creation

Institutional Course Delivery to Collaborative Knowledge Creation

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) delivered this keynote address, titled “Learning Through Technology: From Institutional Course Delivery to Collaborative Knowledge Creation” and delivered in the Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) Conference. Virgin Islands. Like many of you, I began my career in higher education at a time when [...]

Distance Education and the Lifelong Learning Revolution

Distance Education and the Lifelong Learning Revolution

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) delivered this keynote address, titled “Virtual Pathways, Virtually Unlimited Possibilities: Distance Education and the Lifelong Learning Revolution” and delivered in the World Conference of Open University Presidents. Saitama, Japan. As the 21st century approaches the end of its first decade, we find ourselves living in [...]