ERIC Number: EJ725157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee's Regents Online Degree Program--A Success Story: An Interview with Dr. Robbie Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor for RODP
DeMoulin, Donald F.
Education, v126 n1 p55 Fall 2005
As one of the nation's top virtual university systems, the Tennessee Board of Regents' Online Degree Programs (RODP) has a great story to tell. And at Tennessee Tech University, Kevin Liska and students in the Business-Media Center specialize in telling great stories through technology. Together, the two groups will soon release marketing materials designed to inform people across the state about the online degree program, which has been named one of the three best virtual university systems in the country by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and it is the best accredited and affordable online program in Tennessee. Robbie Melton, RODP's associate vice chancellor, stated that their mission is to meet the educational needs of rural and urban Tennesseans in a non-traditional setting. People are able to attend college at their time and location using the Internet 24 hours seven days a week. They are able to receive the same course content and instructions online as on ground. These classes are fully interactive with professor led media rich instructions. Online students graduate with the identical diploma as on campus students. They also receive online student services, advising, access to the virtual library and bookstore, and 24 x 7 live online tutoring in English, Math, and Spanish. Now Tennessee Tech has produced the materials they need to get the word out to citizens across the state.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee