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New Year Ushers in Stronger Support for Distance Education

Full-time support for distance education is part of the New Year plan at West Liberty University.Ann Rose web

“Faculty member Ann Rose was formerly filling the position of distance education director in addition to her teaching duties. As of January 2014, she is the full-time director of this important area. We look forward to her efforts and the growth that it will allow us to enjoy,” said Provost Brian Crawford.

Rose’s office is located in Main Hall.

“This is a wonderful step towards growth at West Liberty,” said Rose. “I’m excited for the opportunities it presents.”

West Liberty first began to focus on online classes in 2009 and currently has about 60 classes offered online. Faculty who develop online classes must complete the Hilltopper Online Learning Institute (HOLI), which Rose coordinates.

Previously, Rose was an associate professor of education, having joined WLU in the fall of 2000.

A native of Franklin, Pa., she earned two bachelor degrees in both visual arts and mathematics from Marietta College (Ohio and also holds a master’s in curriculum and instruction-computer educator from Ashland University (Ohio).

She is a doctoral candidate (All But Dissertation/ABD) at West Virginia University for a degree in instructional design and learning theory.

For complete information on distance learning at WLU, please visit the website or contact Rose at [email protected] or 304-336-8432.

West Liberty University is a forward-looking, four-year public university steeped in a rich heritage as West Virginia’s oldest institution of higher education. Led by President Robin C. Capehart, West Liberty is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information on WLU, please visit www.westliberty.edu or call 1.866.WESTLIB.