EXTENDING ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING TO CORPORATIONS IN THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN REGION

Robert Ubell

Abstract


WebCampus.Stevens, the online graduate education and corporate training unit of Stevens Institute of Technology, delivers one of the largest and most effective ALN and blended programs of any college or university in the New York metropolitan region. Under a newly awarded Sloan Foundation grant [1], the school is extending its engineering and management programs to area corporations, supporting local telecommunications, pharmaceutical/life sciences, media, finance and other key industries. Stevens provides local employees of Fortune 500 and other companies access to high-quality online advanced technical and managerial skills, preparing them for success in global competition.
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university enrolls about 1,800 undergraduates and 2,600 graduate students. It is one of the oldest and most respected engineering and management schools in the nation with a long tradition of meeting the technical and managerial needs of local industry.


Keywords


Online Learning,Blended Learning,Corporations

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References


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. New York Tri-State Area Corporate Online Engineering and Management Grant. Awarded June 2006.

Skaare, R. In Line with Online Success: The Stevens Institute of Technology/WebCampus Stevens. Corporate University Xchange, 2006. http://www.corpu.com/news/writings/2006-stevens.asp.

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Ubell, R. Engineers Turn to eLearning. IEEE Spectrum, October 2000.

In China, Stevens offers several graduate programs in hybrid form, with a third of the courses delivered online, another third by Stevens' instructors who travel to Beijing, and yet another third by Chinese faculty from local partner schools. Available online at http://www.stevens.edu/gradadmissions/china.html for further details. See also:

a. Bourne, J. R. The China Trade: An Online Education Strategy at Stevens Institute. Sloan-C View 5(9): 2006. http://webcampus.stevens.edu/ChinaTrade_Sloan.html.

b. Lorenzo, G. Stevens Institute of Technology Forms Partnerships with Four Chinese Institutions to Offer Hybrid Graduate Degree Programs. Educational Pathways, September 2006. http://www.edpath.com/stevens.htm.

c. Lui, J. L. Management American Style: A US University Reaches Western Business Ways to Chinese Students. IEEE Spectrum, June 2005. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/6/30951/01437031.pdf.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v11i1.1733



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