Distance Education Program Opens New Doors For Off Campus Students
Radford University's Department of Information Technology offers a unique way for students to learn and grow. The Distance Education evening program gives the “ability for people to open new doors” according to ITEC Chairman and CSAT Associate Dean Dr. Carter.
The program offers live online classes through a two-way web-meeting tool for students who, for one reason or another, are unable to attend day-time campus classes on a regular basis. The program is aimed at Juniors and Seniors, who take a maximum workload of 2 classes a semester along with summer classes to acquire a degree in Computer Science with a double concentration in Software Engineering and Database.
These classes are available to students thanks to several dedicated members of the ITEC Department. Program Coordinator David Daugherty recruits, advises, and gets the information out to community colleges, employers, and anyone interested in furthering their education. He and six other Radford faculty members give the live evening classes online once per week and offer on-line office hours.
The program began in the Fall semester of 2008, and the first two groups have generated twenty graduates. “Students have been happy with what they've done” says Dr. Carter. One student completed his degree while in Iraq and three have gone on to the Masters of IT program at Virginia Tech.
Anyone interested in the program should contact Dr. Art Carter @ email@example.com , or David Daugherty @ firstname.lastname@example.org