|Occupation:||Director, Online Education|
Hi, my name is Kathleen Ives. I have worked in online technology for over 20 years and serve as The Sloan Consortium's Director, Online Education. The Sloan Consortium is a non-profit organization with a mission to help learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs, according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. Formerly, I oversaw all forms of alternative instruction at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA (distance learning, accelerated programming). I serve as adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix and Axia College of University of Phoenix, facilitating in onground, hybred, and online modalities. I began my career at CBS and helped to develop the service that evolved into Prodigy. I then spent fourteen years designing and implementing consumer online information services, first at AT&T and then at Verizon where I spearheaded the development of the nation's first online Yellow Pages product, now called superpages.com. I sit on the Massachusetts Department of Education's Distance Learning Advisory Board for Adult Basic Education. I have degrees in communication, communication management, and organizational leadership from the University of California at Davis, the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication, and the University of Phoenix-Online, respectively.
I'm interested in:
- Learning about best practices in online education that I can share with the Sloan Consortium member organizations
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