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Keypath to Present Best Practices for Online Learning at ICDE 2017

By Chris Williams
Keypath presents at world conference on online learning

Keypath will present best practices for online program development to a global audience at the 2017 World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in a Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning. Keypath partner Bruce Arai, Assistant Provost: Strategy and Dean of Human and Social Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University accompanies Group President of Online Program Management Nirmeen Hasan to present during the Emerging Pedagogies and Designs for Online Learning track of the conference.

What: Scale and Sustain Your Online Programs Without Sacrificing Quality

Who: Nirmeen Hasan, Keypath Education, and Bruce Arai, Wilfrid Laurier University

When: Tuesday, Oct 17, 4:00-5:00pm EST

Where: 2017 ICDE World Conference, Cedar Room of the Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada

Join Hasan and Arai as they present strategies to properly structure, manage and finance online programs in order to attract a more diverse group of students, generate significant revenue and enhance your institutional brand. Scale and Sustain Your Online Programs Without Sacrificing Quality will recognize the three primary goals of an online program model: identifying resource requirements, supporting decision-making for launching new online programs, and providing initial budget and resource plans for program launch. The session will outline key considerations for achieving those goals by discussing common pitfalls, industry best practices and proven models of success.

“Creating opportunities for people who value education – regardless of their location, age or circumstances – has great meaning for me. It is important that when an institution implements a distance learning program, it does so correctly – not just for its own bottom line but for the students depending on that program. The ability to scale and sustain quality online education is paramount.” said Hasan.

About the Presenters

Nirmeen Hasan, Group President of Keypath Education, has more than 15 years of experience in online education, having worked as an Enrollment Advisor for online programs before rising through the ranks at Embanet to lead the Student Recruitment team, launch new partnerships with academic partners and manage partner relationships. She joined Keypath in January 2014, where her passion for online education and partner relationships make her integral to delivering on Keypath’s mission of expanding access to high-quality online programs.

Bruce Arai, Assistant Provost: Strategy and Dean of Human and Social Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University, received his PhD in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1995, and joined the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Laurier in the same year. In the last 15 years he has been involved in the development of 20 new degree programs at Laurier’s Brantford campus, and has been the institutional lead in taking five degree programs across three faculties to a fully online format.

About Keypath Education’s Online Education Services

Keypath Education is dedicated to creating global access to high-quality online education by partnering with the world’s best universities to launch and grow high-quality degree programs via its online program management (OPM) division. Through OPM partnerships, Keypath acts as an extension of the university’s team, keeping its brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio. Services provided include market research, capital investment, program development, marketing, student recruitment, retention and program development. The company has offices and partners in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Learn more at keypathedu.com/launch-programs.

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