"The Future of Online Learning" with Susan Patrick (iNACOL) & Dr. Thomas Cook

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In this interview and Q&A with Susan Patrick and Tom Cook, we'll looking at some hot topics in online learning: growth trends and new models for online learning, live medical and diagnostic uses, pandemic and disaster planning, overcoming teacher shortages, and finding new engagement models for today's youth.

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Time: 12:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm GMT (international times here)

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Susan Patrick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). iNACOL is the international K-12 nonprofit association representing the interests of practitioners, providers and students involved in online learning worldwide.

She is the former Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. As Director, she published the U.S. National Education Technology Plan for Congress and managed research and technical assistance programs on educational technology. In addition, she co-chaired the federal government’s Advanced Technologies Working Group for Education and Training; and served as a member of the Secretary’s Rural Education Task Force.

In 2008, Susan Patrick was named by eSchool News, a leading national education technology journal, as one of the top 10 national education leaders who “have had a profound impact on educational technology” in the past decade for her work at iNACOL and at the U.S. Department of Education.

Prior, Patrick worked in Arizona on government technology policy and legislation under Governor Jane Dee Hull. She received the 2001 Governor’s Spirit of Excellence Award.

She is a former Site Director for Old Dominion University’s TELETECHNET distance learning program.

Patrick holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College.

Patrick was the first woman to play in the men’s intramural football league at the Colorado College.

Susan Patrick has published articles and appeared in a variety of national news media such as CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, ABC News, NBC, CBS, US News and World Report, Christian Science Monitor, CSPAN, Computerworld, Forbes, National Public Radio, Education Week, New York Times, London Times, eSchool News, Converge, and numerous other publications.

Thomas M. Cook, PhD, is a Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa where he is Director of the Center for International Rural and Environmental Health. He also directs the Iowa Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program. Dr. Cook’s professional specialties are ergonomics and global health and he has more than twelve years of experience managing international training programs in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. Dr. Cook has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar and has served as a special consultant to the World Health Organization, the Rockefeller Foundation, and numerous other governmental and non-governmental organizations

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