I just got back home from a 2 day meeting (June 9-10) in Fort Lauderdale with the global heads of Online Education at Laureate International Universities. Laureate is a key partner for HSM and a sponsor of World Innovation Forum, World Business Forum and HSM Online Seminars.

If you are not familiar with Laureate International Universities they are the parent company of Walden University and it is a network of more than 55 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 600,000 students around the world.

During the 2 day meeting, I had the opportunity to work with a brilliant group of educators and staff members as we discussed the latest technology and methodology for delivering effective online education via the web.

In preparation for the summit, I did extensive research on the topic of Online Education (Beyond just Laureate and Walden University, to include other players such as University of Phoenix, Kaplan, London School of Business and Finance and others.)

Having spent the two days with the global online team from Laureate, I had an opportunity to see how the offline (on ground/campus) experience has been adapted and optimized to fully take advantage of the benefits of online around the world.

Attention has been paid to every element of college life ranging from the actual courses to other aspects including student networking, student services, registration and financial aid assistance, job placement and more.

If you have been contemplating pursuing an online degree, Walden University has created a special offer with HSM that may be of interest to you.

I also invite you to view the Infographic below and visit OnlineEducation.net for an in-depth overview of online education.

And in the tradition of Wanted Dead or Online, there’s a great ROCK song below the Infographic that will “melt your face off!” \m/

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Source: Online Education