2001 Symposium Tackles Online Learning Challenges, Offers Practical Solutions

March 20, 2001

DENVER, Mar 19, 2001 —™, Inc. will host “Online Learning: Go the Distance,” a Symposium to benefit educators and administrators in higher education and K-12, as well as professionals responsible for corporate education and training in Denver April 2-3. Featured speakers will include U.S. Department of Education’s former Director Linda Roberts and David Thornburg, Senior Fellow of the Congressional Institute of the Future and Founder and Director of Global Operations for the Thornburg Center.

“We’ve created this Symposium in response to demand from the e-Learning community who have told us that when moving at `Internet speed,’ there is no time to experiment with new technologies and ideas. They need to design and implement solid e-Learning programs as quickly as possible. To date, they have been lacking a forum in which to learn and share with the pioneers in the industry,” said Chairman and CEO Glenn R. Jones. “At the Symposium, they will find that forum.”

Previously a private-invitation seminar, the Symposium is designed to deliver immediate takeaway to attendees by arming them with online learning solutions and implementation methods. David Thornburg will deliver the keynote address, discussing what technologies are shaping the knowledge world and what changes to expect in the future. Linda Roberts will share her experiences and practical tips on how to effectively utilize educational technology. Expert advice will also be offered from leading businesses and organizations including the United Nations, Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, IBM, the National Alliance of Business, and The Florida Online High School, the country’s premier provider of online secondary education.

Breakout sessions, following three tracks: Corporate, Higher Education and K-12, will give attendees practical insight into a step-by-step approach for matching solutions to the challenges of implementing an online learning program. Topics discussed will include instructional design, emerging technologies, curriculum development, software selection, marketing and funding.

The Symposium 2001 will be held April 2-3 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Denver. Space is limited. To register or for more information, please contact Mike Barnes or Dawn Zusman at 1-800-525-7002 or visit

About™, Inc.

Since 1987, the Jones companies have focused on global learning, continuously originating ways to use emerging technologies to support educators, learning institutions, corporations and lifelong learners worldwide. is a leader in the development and deployment of online learning solutions for educational institutions, corporations, and individuals. The company’s businesses include Jones e-education™, a highly flexible platform on which to build a customized, fully integrated online learning solution; Jones International University(R), the first fully online accredited university; and Jones e-global library™, the first virtual library designed specifically for online learners. is a Jones International™, Ltd. subsidiary. To learn more about, visit

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