Johns Hopkins University Partners With Eduprise, Inc. to Launch Online Courses
Eduprise, the leading provider of enterprise e-Learning services for education institutions and businesses, has partnered with Johns Hopkins University to launch the first online component of the Part-Time Programs of the Whiting School of Engineering. Five completely web-based, credit courses were launched on January 22, 2001, to provide additional learning opportunities to graduate students who are unable to attend in-person classes.
“Johns Hopkins has a long tradition of serving adult and part-time learners on major campuses in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor, and in facilities in China and Italy. Part-time students account for about half of Hopkins’ 18,000 students and earn approximately 40% of the degrees awarded. Many are students who cannot attend traditional on campus classes because of conflicts with their work or family lives,” said Dr. Roger Westgate, Executive Director of Johns Hopkins Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences. “The implementation of the online program greatly enhances our ability to leverage our reputation as a provider of top-quality education and allows us to address the needs of life-long learners regardless of their location.”
“We have chosen to work closely with Eduprise instructional experts to build a seamless online learning environment that part-time students and faculty can access using any computer with a standard browser,” said Candice Dalrymple, Associate Dean and Director for the Center for Educational Resources in the Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University. “All communication between the instructor and students and among students will take place through bulletin board postings and asynchronous discussion sessions. This new approach to continuing education is expanding rapidly among leading colleges and universities, and we are pleased to offer our students this flexibility.”
“At Eduprise our mission is to plan, implement, and support comprehensive enterprise programs that ensure our clients will meet their strategic objectives, “says William Graves, Chairman and Founder of Eduprise. “We are pleased to be working closely with Johns Hopkins to deliver convenient, quality educational opportunities that will enhance their ability to reach students in a distributed learning environment.”
The project represents a unique partnership among three distinct organizations – the University’s School of Engineering, Eduprise, and the Center for Educational Resources within the Hopkins library. Engineering faculty provide the intellectual foundations and all course content. Eduprise provides a complete hosting environment for the WebCT course management system, 24×7 help desk support for students and instructors, course conversion and instructional design services, and strategic planning consultation. The Center for Educational Resources provides WebCT course management tool training, consults with individual faculty on developing digital resources and solving problems in the migration of traditional courses to the online environment, and faculty support during the delivery of their online courses.
Eduprise is the leader in designing, developing, and deploying private-labeled, enterprise e-Learning solutions for education providers. Eduprise clients include higher education institutions, for-profit training and education firms, and corporate universities. Eduprise provides a complete range of services that are tailored to the needs of each client and focused on achieving key strategic objectives through the application of e-Learning technology. To learn more about Eduprise, please visit www.eduprise.com
About Johns Hopkins University
At its founding in 1876, The Johns Hopkins University was established as the first research university in the United States. Its mission was not only to advance students’ knowledge, but also to advance human knowledge generally, through discovery and scholarship. The university’s emphasis on integrating learning with research revolutionized U.S. higher education. Today, Johns Hopkins has ventured from its home in Baltimore to countries throughout the world — China, Italy and Singapore, among many others. It remains a world leader in teaching, patient care and discovery.
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