Virtual School Meanderings

April 26, 2011

KEYNOTE: Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, President, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) – TITLE: From the Sidelines to the Mainstream: Reengineering the Case for E-Education

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Keynote: 

Dr.  Susan C. Aldridge

President

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

Keynote Title:

From the Sidelines to the Mainstream:  

Re-engineering the Case for E-Education

 

Date:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Time:

12noon – 1:00pm

Dr. Susan C. Aldridge Dr. Susan C. Aldridge is a highly accomplished leader in adult and distance education, and president of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). As its chief executive, Dr. Aldridge oversees the largest state university in the United States, with divisions in Maryland, Europe, and Asia; the world’s fastest growing virtual campus; and more than 90,000 students in 25 countries.

A passionate educator and seasoned administrator, with a distinguished career spanning more than two decades, Dr. Aldridge is deeply committed to creating high quality UMUCacademic programs and world-class services for adult students, including military service members and their families. In just three short years at UMUC, Dr. Aldridge has focused her extraordinary vision and energy on expanding the university’s global outreach and presence; increasing its enrollments; strengthening its infrastructure; and streamlining its massive business operation.

Before joining UMUC, she served as Vice Chancellor for Troy University’s University College and eCampus in Alabama, directing operations in 17 states and 14 countries, and providing programs and services across 13 time zones.

In addition to receiving numerous awards and honors throughout her career, Dr. Aldridge has taken a leading role on higher education panels and academic conferences across the country and around the world — including Fulbright Scholars Program in Egypt and a U.S. Department of Education sponsored trip to promote U.S. education in South America. Dr. Aldridge has also served as chair and co-chair of the US-China Forum on Distance Education, as well as co-chair of the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Distance Learning Standards. And she is one of 11 university presidents appointed to a commission sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and tasked with studying how the United States can improve its system for higher education.

Dr. Aldridge is a member of the NASULGC-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning, a member of the Maryland Pre-K to 20 Leadership Council, and the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC) Board. In 2008, she was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Air University Board of Visitors. In 2009, she joined the Microsoft Advisory Council on Education Products. Dr. Aldridge received her doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Colorado, and her bachelor’s degree from Colorado Women’s College.

  

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GLOBAL ONLINE ACADEMY

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The Global Online Academy is a 21st-century educational initiative of leading independent schools around the United States and worldwide. The academy will foster a vital network of schools with a common purpose, enabling a sharing of ideas and initiatives that will benefit each and all.This will be a full-time, year-round appointment beginning immediately.

Please visit our website for the complete job description and to apply.

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THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION

Williamsburg, Virginia

Please visit this link for more information:   www.history.org/jobs

Plans, produces, implements, manages, and evaluates distance learning programs and resources in support of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s K-16 education outreach efforts

Develops, manages, and evaluates trainer teams to create and deliver web-based, video conference and new media teacher professional development courses

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution.  We invite you to … Be part of the story.  Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace.  AA/EOE

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DIRECTOR, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION

Williamsburg, Virginia

Please visit this link for more information:   www.history.org/jobs

The Theresa A. and Lawrence C. Salameno director of Educational Program Development will create major educational programs, materials, and services focused on teacher development and the K-16 school market to meet the objectives of the Foundation’s education outreach initiative.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution.  We invite you to … Be part of the story.  Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace.  AA/EOE

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

FRONTIER SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY AND FAMILY NURSING

The Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing (FSMFN) has an opening for an Information Technology Manager, in Lexington KY, to lead ongoing management/support of technologies.  Requirements: experience in higher education, student/learning management systems and SharePoint.   Bach degree in computer science.  Significant experience developing applications and interfaces using ASP.NET, C#, VB, and SQL is desirable. FSMFN (www.frontierschool.edu) is proud to have established the first distance education program in Nurse-midwifery (now the largest midwifery program) and the first Family Nurse Practitioner program in the U.S. FSMFN is ranked by US News & World Report in the top 50 graduate schools of nursing. To join our growing team, please send resume and cover letter to shelley.aldridge@frontierschool.edu

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INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

FRONTIER SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY AND FAMILY NURSING

The Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing (FSMFN) has an immediate opening for an Instructional Designer responsible for the development of online courses and the use of technology to enhance student learning. Masters degree in instructional design and experience in online learning. Experience working with graduate nursing or healthcare preferred. FSMFN (www.frontierschool.edu) is proud to have established the first distance education program in Nurse-midwifery (now the largest midwifery program) and the first Family Nurse Practitioner program in the U.S. FSMFN is ranked by US News & World Report in the top 50 graduate schools of nursing. To join our growing team, please send resume and cover letter to shelley.aldridge@frontierschool.edu

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DIRECTOR OF ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

SCAD seeks qualified candidates for a Director of eLearning Development to lead a team of instructional designers. The main responsibility of the position is to ensure that a high standard of instructional design is maintained throughout the life of each online learning development project. Duties include assisting in the development of elearning curricula and courses, working closely with faculty content experts to develop effective content and course designs, providing artistic direction to designers and developers, editing course content, reviewing and evaluating course content, assisting with embedding and formatting learning objects, and providing quality assurance testing for courses and postproduction work. Graduate degree in instructional design or comparable discipline, two to five years of experience in instructional design for technology-delivered training in an academic setting, strong Web authoring skills in HTML and knowledge of Dreamweaver, with broad knowledge of Web-based e-learning and other new media applications required. Blackboard experience is a plus. Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and be detail-oriented with the ability to manage projects within deadlines and budgets.

To Apply: Please complete an on-line application, upload a resume and cover letter at www.scadjobs.com

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