UOL Publishing, Inc. and Park College Launch Web-Based Degree Completion Program to More Than 3,500 Students
McLEAN, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UOL Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: UOLP - news), a publisher of interactive and on-demand Web-based courseware for the corporate training and education market, and Park College, an
institution of higher education with a home campus in Parkville, Mo., announced today the success of a new online degree completion program in Management.
With the launch of this program, Park College has more than doubled its current online course offerings to a total of 56. Over the last 12 months, more than 3,500 students took online courses through Park
College's virtual campus, which was designed, managed, and hosted by UOL Publishing, Inc. The newly announced Management Program began this fall, and is pending accreditation.
Park College, with 12,000 extended-learning students nationwide, has gained a national reputation for delivering high-quality online education to significant numbers of continuing education students. In less than two years, Park's online enrollments have increased by a factor of 25. Furthermore, the number of students taking courses from
overseas has increased each term.
``Our greatest measure of the success of the online programs we offer in
partnership with UOL is student and instructor satisfaction,'' said Dr. Tom Peterman, vice president, Park College School of Extended Learning. ``Students' ratings for our online courses are routinely higher than
those for the same courses taught in a traditional format. In addition, individuals and their employers are satisfied because we are able to offer cost savings and flexibility for their continuing education
Nat Kannan, chief executive officer, UOL Publishing, Inc., added, ``Park College has been one of UOL's success stories. According to a recent survey conducted by InterEd, the average student enrollment in the top online distance learning programs is 1,300 students, less than half of our student base at Park. With our partnership, both organizations bring
students to the table: Park College with its traditional students and UOL from within its corporate customers.''
The UOL's VCampus online learning environment, instructors and students in Park College's School for Extended Learning have at their finger tips
a full-featured Web-based registration, tracking and reporting system that facilitates the delivery and administration of online courses in a
In addition to Park College, other UOL academic partners include: Aims Community College; California State University; Dominguez Hills;
California State University Institute; Clemson University; Duquesne University; Eastern Michigan University; George Mason University; Northeastern University; Regent; San Jose State University; Texas Extension System; University of Toledo; and Wichita State University.