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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]