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Emory Continuing Education expands online learning

By Kimber Williams | Emory Report | July 9, 2013

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Emory Continuing Education (ECE) has expanded its online learning opportunities to make it easier for students to pursue courses in a format that flexes along with life's demands.

Emory Continuing Education (ECE) has expanded its online learning opportunities to make it easier for students to pursue courses in a format that flexes along with life's demands.  

In addition to traditional classroom settings, ECE students can sign up to take classes offered either fully online or in a hybrid "blended" setting, featuring both in-class lectures and online learning components, says Lisa Kozicki, ECE director of programs.  

"Increasingly, online learning is an important part of continuing education, and online learning data show that working adults are particularly interested in programs that at least have a blended component to help balance all the other things that they're doing — taking care of families, going to work, just living everyday life," Kozicki explains.  

No stranger to online teaching, ECE has "had some experience from a blended side, and now is increasingly moving into fully online courses, with teachers leading live, virtual classrooms," she adds.  

"That's the goal of what we do, to bring learning opportunities to the non-traditional student in a way that meets their needs, enhancing job skills and building new job skills while managing other things that exist in their lives that are equally important."  

To date, about 10 percent of ECE's courses are available either online or with a blended learning component, which affords the convenience of bringing "the classroom experience into your own home," according to Kozicki. 

Online and hybrid course offerings are available throughout the academic year, including these upcoming classes:  

  • Decision Making and Innovation: July 15-Aug. 5, 2013

  • Six Sigma for Healthcare Professionals: July 24-Aug. 28, 2013

  • Project Management: Communications Tools and Techniques: Aug. 12-Aug. 27, 2013

  • Strategic Communications in the Workplace: Aug. 19-Sept. 9, 2013

For more information, or to register for classes, visit www.ece.emory.edu. Emory employees receive a 10 percent discount.