Author and online education expert, Professor Fred DiUlus vision to bring online higher education
to the world twelve years ago took a different turn than other online providers. By the end of the 20th Century, he had sowed
the seeds of an academic revolution.
In 2000, DiUlus invented the Transparent Paradigm Technology (TPT). This
virtual classroom platform grew up to become Global Academy Online, today’s online university builder and one of the
premier providers of private label curriculum and instruction for colleges and universities on four continents. The landscape
of how schools may offer and deliver online education was changed forever.
The Academy’s system design brings
education institutions, regardless of their size, location, or endowment, an ability to dial up any one of the Academy’s
online, transparent, private-label degree programs and adopt them as their own. “The Academy”, DiUlus says, “enables
the smallest university to compete with the big boys for quality online students anywhere in the world.” Dr. Larry Brown,
the Academy’s Dean of Faculty, also states that “Our faculty and curriculum will put a school in the game immediately
giving small colleges a genuine, financially sound, choice for entering the competition for scholars worldwide.”
LaFonda Oliver-Bowen, the VP of Communications offers that the patent pending system invented by DiUlus was built
on the premise that online education was going to become the moving force in education in the 21st Century. “Every study
that we have conducted in the past six years”, says Oliver-Bowen, “demonstrates unequivocally that online education
is here to stay and is considered as good as, or better than, the traditional classroom.” She goes on to say, “The
approval rating is staggering. Students who have experienced both the traditional classroom and online delivery prefer the
online teaching almost four to one.”
DiUlus writes in the 5th edition of his latest book on the ‘Best
Worst in Online Degree Programs’ that he still finds administrators, even after a decade of incredible growth in online
education, still don’t get the significance of online education. “Perhaps” he says, “they are prejudiced
by their own traditional ways and traditional faculty who don’t get it, either.” What seems to be the reaction
by many schools is to attack the issue cosmetically. “You can get a pretty good idea of what a school thinks about how
important online education is to them by the link location for it on their opening web pages.”
a single new faculty member or investing one dollar in development, a university, using the Academy’s unique system
has the ability to add educators and curriculum online in multiple academic fields. Professor DiUlus concludes, “We
give them the precious time they need to grow up in Online Ed without losing their competitive edge.”
Academy Online is headquartered in Washington DC with branch offices in the United Kingdom, West Africa, China, and Ecuador.
Global Academy Online, Inc.