Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering to showcase its offerings

Seng-Liang Wang Hall

Working engineers and STEM professionals seeking to further their educations have looked to distance learning options offered by Purdue Engineering for more than 60 years. Now the College of Engineering is showcasing for everyone -- including current staff, faculty and students -- what it has to offer online today.

On Oct. 9-12, the college's unit newly named "Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering" is collaborating with others to present a series of events plus an exhibition to highlight ongoing and new dimensions in its lifelong learning opportunities. Events will be in Wang Hall.

The leadoff event will feature opening remarks by President Mitch Daniels and remarks about the college and online learning by Mung Chiang, the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering. The event will be at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Wang Hall, Room 2599.

Purdue Engineering's online goal is "Achieving the Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale" by enabling lifelong learning and empowering working professionals globally. Its team facilitates graduate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education classes combining the quality of a Purdue education with the flexibility and custom fit of online studies. The online master’s in engineering program is consistently ranked among the top five by U.S. News & World Report. 

For the celebratory week, Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering is collaborating with the University's overall Purdue Online Learning unit, ITaP and its Teaching and Learning Technologies section, Engineering faculty, the Engineering Computer Network and others.

Engineering's online unit, formerly known as the Division of Engineering Professional Education, and before as Continuing Engineering Education, has evolved to embrace both advancing the college's goals and being an integral and valued partner of the university-level Purdue Online Learning.
 

Schedule of events:

Tuesday, October 9th

(11:00am-2:00pm | Wang 2599)

  • Opening Remarks by President Mitch Daniels 
  • Vision for Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering overview by Executive Vice President for Purdue Online, Gerry McCartney
  • College of Engineering and online learning comments by the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Mung Chiang
  • Wang Hall Instructional Technology Overview
  • Networking Lunch (Please RSVP here)
  • Wang Hall Instructional Technology Discussion
  • Teaching & Learning Technologies and Course Design & Development as Resources
  • Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering Exhibition (All day)

Wednesday, October 10th

(2:00pm-5:00pm | Wang 2501)

  • Vision for Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering discussion by Associate Dean for External Affairs and the Reilly Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dimitrios Peroulis
  • Panel Discussion: Teaching online conversation with College of Engineering Faculty
  • Panel Discussion: Teaching online conversation with Professional Certification instructors
  • Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering Exhibition (All day)

Thursday, October 11th

(2:00pm-5:00pm | Wang 2500)

  • Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering Open House and Wang Hall Tours
  • Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering Exhibition (All day)

Friday, October 12th

(8:00am-5:00pm | Wang 2500)

  • Purdue Online Learning, College of Engineering Exhibition


For additional questions and inquiries about these events, please contact Jun Fang at jfang@purdue.edu or (765) 494-7017.