SLOAN-C INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ONLINE EDUCATION TO INCLUDE FIVE POST UNIVERSITY PRESENTERS

WHAT:
Five Post University faculty and staff members, including Francis X. Mulgrew, President of Post University Online, were selected to present at The Sloan Consortium’s 16th Annual International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks: The Power of Online Learning: Stimulating New Possibilities.
 
The University, which has a traditional campus in Waterbury, Conn., also has built a solid reputation for providing innovative and highly interactive online degree programs for working adults.  

Mulgrew’s presentation, entitled Leading Institutional Transformation through Online Learning: the Unintended Consequences of Success, will explore how online education was and continues to be used to transform the future, the quality of education and student support, and the culture of a university.

The 3-day conference will include a full complement of presentations that reflect the implications for the field of specific e-learning experience and practices. Presentations will address blended learning, issues of diversity, and international applications of online learning, open educational resources and other topics of common interest to online education providers.

WHEN:
November 3-5, 2010

WHERE:
The Caribe Royale Hotel
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821                        

WHO:
The conference is held by the Sloan Consortium, a non-profit institution and professional leadership organization dedicated to online education. The Sloan Consortium focuses on integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education while helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale and breath of education.

In addition to Mulgrew, who will present on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m., Post University presenters include:

Zvi Goldman, Ph.D., Academic Program Manager for Post University’s MBA Marketing Concentration, will lead a session called “An Online Discussion Forum Guideline:  Win-Win-Win for Students, Instructors and the University” on Nov, 4 at 9:40 a.m.

Don Mroz, Ph.D., Director of the Post University MBA Program and Jane Bailey, Ph.D., Director of the Post University Master of Education Program, will present “Innovating Online Learning: Bursting Through Our Own Mental Models” in a Poster Session on Nov.4  at 4:30p.m.

Katey Baruth, Ph.D., Academic Program Manager for Post University’s Human Services degree program, will lead a presentation entitled “Rallying the Troops: Enhancing Motivation of Adult Learners Online”. Baruth partnered with Charles Kelly, Ed.D., Post University Human Services Academic Program Manager and Richard Strompf Psy.D., Post University Associate Professor of Human Services, on the presentation. She will be presenting at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.

QUICK FACTS:

  • 3.2 million students took at least one online course from a degree-granting institution in the Fall of 2005.*
  • 4.6 million or more than 25 percent of all students enrolled in four-year, degree-granting institutions took an online course in Fall 2008.* 
  • 510,000 students were enrolled in online master's degree programs in Fall 2009+
  • The global monthly Internet search volume for “Online Degree” is 2.4 million++
  • The search volume for “Online College” is 1.2 million++
  • The volume for “Online University” is 1.5 million++

    * According to a 2008 Sloan Consortium report
    + According to Eduventures
    ++According to Google

CONTACT:
Ann Baldwin for Post University
Office: (860) 408-1580
Cell: (860) 985-5621

Post University:
Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields.  Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Post University also is a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League.  The University’s more than 6,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace. 

In addition to having a vibrant campus, Post University is the largest provider of completely online higher education in the state.  It also is the first Connecticut university to offer a completely online MBA degree program, and the first to offer an online Master of Education degree program that includes a strong focus on the future of education.  Post University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC).  To learn more about Post University, visit www.post.edu or call 800-345-2562.