Cuyahoga Community College celebrates Distance Learning Week
Nov. 1, 2011: A series of events will be held at Cuyahoga Community College to observe National Distance Learning Week, Nov. 7-11.
Throughout the week, student activity tables will be set up on each campus and webinars and information sessions will be offered online. For more information about National Distance Learning Week at Tri-C, please visit www.eli1.wordpress.com or contact Kevin Dranuski at 216.987.6123 or [email protected].
“Tri-C is continually responding to the changing needs of the local community, recognizing that students require more flexible and convenient schedules to start and finish college. We are excited to participate in National Distance Learning Week in support of the students who benefit from these course offerings,” says Dr. Christina Royal, associate vice president of the Office of eLearning & Innovation.
Distance learning has evolved significantly over the past several years. More than 80 percent of all Tri-C students register for classes online, with approximately one-third enrolling in some form of distance learning. Tri-C offers 51 degrees and 13 certificates at a distance, making it Ohio’s second-largest provider of distance learning coursework.
“This week was developed to celebrate and create greater awareness of distance learning and to recognize leaders as well as best practices in the field,” says Dr. Kenneth Hartman, national committee chair and academic director of Drexel University Online.
“The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) could not have found a better person to lead this initiative,” said Dr. John Flores, chief executive officer and president of USDLA. “Dr. Hartman’s experience in education and the media will ultimately result in a very successful campaign to educate the public about distance learning.”
About Distance Learning: Online learning is the fastest growing segment of education with 3.5 million adults and 700,000 K-12 students taking a course and or completing their degree completely online. Distance learning is the acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated information and instruction, encompassing all technologies and other forms of learning at a distance. National Distance Learning Week is an initiative that was developed to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning and to recognize leaders and best practices in the field.