Online Education in Support of Career Development Dr. Andy DiPaolo Executive Director, SCPD Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering “ Motorola no longer wants to hire engineers with a four- year degree. Instead, we want our employees to have a 40-year degree.”
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“Motorola no longer wants to hire engineers with a four- year degree. Instead, we want our employees to have a 40-year degree.”
President and CEO of Motorola
“What our engineers and managers are saying is that the demands of their jobs are such that they can’t get away from work. Since they are working 60 hours a week, any education they get has to be at their convenience and available online .”
Manager of Engineering Education
• Time • Economic status • Distance • Physical disability
• Save time • Enhance teaching
• Lower cost • Improve learning
• Offer accessibility • Provide choice
A wide range of online degree, certification and credentialing options.
Provisions for tele-advising, tele-coaching and tele-mentoring.
“Allowing adults to learn at a time, place and pace that is convenient for them would substantially expand their access to the skills that are required to compete for high wage jobs. This is the most compelling argument for expanding online learning opportunities.”
White House Economic Council
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To make Stanford’s rich intellectual content accessible and convenient, addressing the educational needs of today’s dynamic and mobile student.
What does the future hold?
Online education - as the intersection of learning activities, learning resources and enterprise systems - recognized as an essential function of universities and corporations involved in educating engineers, scientists and managers.
Minimal distinction between on-site and off-site students through networked learning communities.
“Rethinking the Future”