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 [...]

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 [...]

Toward a Culture of Continuous Assessment in Online Distance Learning

Toward a Culture of Continuous Assessment in Online Distance Learning

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC)delivered this keynote address, titled “Toward a Culture of Continuous Assessment in Online Distance Learning” and delivered in the China Central Radio and TV University 30th Anniversary Celebration, Beijing, China. The old Chinese proverb tells us that if we are planning for a lifetime, we must [...]

Harnessing the Power of Innovation in Distance Education

Harnessing the Power of Innovation in Distance Education

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC)delivered this keynote address, titled “Harnessing the Power of Innovation in Distance Education” and delivered in the ABED International Conference on Distance Education. Fortaleza, Brazil. As the 21st century moves quickly toward the end of its first decade, we find ourselves living in a world that [...]

The Real Challenge of Virtual Learning

The Real Challenge of Virtual Learning

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) delivered this keynote address, titled “Putting Quality First: The Real Challenge of Virtual Learning” and delivered in the Maryland Distance Learning Association Conference. Towson, Maryland. No doubt about it. Technology has quickly and completely transformed the way we think about and deliver higher education. In [...]

Preparing Knowledge Leaders for the Global World of Work

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC)delivered this keynote address, titled “Preparing Knowledge Leaders for the Global World of Work” and delivered in the Academy of Business Administration Conference. Cancun, Mexico. As teachers, administrators, and university communities, we live on an increasingly interconnected planet…a phenomenon that offers any number of opportunities to [...]

Digital Technology and the New Culture of Learning

President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC)delivered this keynote address, titled “Digital Technology and the New Culture of Learning” and delivered in Eden Research Workshop. Paris, France. Like many of you, I began my academic career at a time when the university was still considered a “place”….where students went to earn a [...]