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Do Online Education and Training Click?

Rex Adams Rex Adams is the dean of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Wrote about: Do Online Education and Training Click? Is reading: On a daily basis … the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times.

Rex Adams

Rex Adams is the dean of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Do Online Education and Training Click?

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On a daily basis … the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times.

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Adams is working on the financing for and growth of Duke Corporate Education Inc., the new, private company spun off from Fuqua in July 2000 to house Fuqua’s customized executive-education operation. Adams and his colleagues expect business to grow substantially as the demand for assistance with corporate education and distance-learning technology continue to grow rapidly. Duke owns 60% of the company, and Adams chairman of the board of directors.

Coordinates: adams@mail.duke.edu


Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein has been president of Bard College since 1975. He is also the Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Bard. He received his BA with special honors in history from the University of Chicago and his MA and PhD in European history from Harvard, as well several honorary degrees. He was a National Arts Club Gold Medal recipient in 1995, and, in 1996, he was awarded the Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences. This year, he received a Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin.

Leon Botstein is also music director of the American Symphony Orchestra, as well as coartistic director of the Bard Music Festival and artistic director of the American Russian Young Artists Orchestra. In addition to conducting the ASO’s subscription concert series at Lincoln Center, Botstein also has an active international career, making frequent guest appearances with major orchestras around the world.

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Do Online Education and Training Click?

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Botstein is teaching a first-year seminar on the subject of war and peace, which includes essays by Thucydides, Michel de Montaigne, Thomas Hobbes, and Freud.

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Coordinates: president@bard.edu


Mishka Brown

Mishka Brown is cofounder and president of Aerolith Inc. Aerolith is based in Harlem, New York and is a strategic-solutions provider focusing on urban, ethnic, and immigrant communities in North America. Aerolith helps companies make and implement intelligent business decisions regarding those communities.

Brown, a graduate of Yale University, grew up and studied in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and England before moving to the United States. Always interested in the transformational capabilities of knowledge and culture, she is enthusiastic about the potential of Internet technology to change individuals and communities once it becomes truly attractive and accessible to everyone.

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Do Online Education and Training Click?

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Brown is developing a broadband community network in Harlem and Brooklyn, New York in partnership with entertainment companies, Internet portals, African and Caribbean governments, and local businesses.

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Coordinates: mbrown@aerolith.com


Geoffrey M. Cox

Geoffrey M. Cox is provost of Cardean University and vice president for academic affairs and continuing education at UNext.com, the parent company of Cardean. He was formerly vice provost and dean at Stanford University, where he worked on distance learning and other strategic-planning issues. Before joining Stanford in 1992, he was associate provost and director of financial planning at the University of Chicago. He has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago and has taught philosophy and humanities courses at both Chicago and Stanford. He is a member of WASC, the higher education accrediting commission in California, and is a member of the board of the Cisco Learning Institute.

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Do Online Education and Training Click?

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Cox aims to learn more about core business curricula. Cardean’s initial courses are designed to lead to an MBA. He was trained as a philosopher, he says, so he has a lot to catch up on!

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Coordinates: cox@unext.com


Alec Hudnut

In 1996, Alec Hudnut and longtime friend Tom Geniesse partnered to create Quisic, an e-learning company, with a vision to create the world’s most compelling learning experience.

As CEO, Hudnut has successfully guided Quisic to meet the imperatives of this vision, while building the company’s strong financial foundation and operating track record. Hudnut’s commitment to the e-learning industry stems from his strong belief that the union of superior content, technology, and service offers an unparalleled learning experience, and can help corporations and top business schools develop the world’s best business leaders.

Hudnut’s prior experience includes being a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs and a consultant with McKinsey & Co.

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Do Online Education and Training Click?

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Hudnut is learning what it takes to run a company that doubles in size every six months.

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Coordinates: alec.hudnut@quisic.com


Bill Wiggenhorn

Bill Wiggenhorn has presided over Motorola University since it was founded in 1981. As Motorola’s global education-service provider, MU designs and delivers a wide range of products and services to Motorola, as well as to the company’s suppliers and customers. Since 1990, MU has partnered with universities around the world: Recently, it established the Motorola University College of Telecommunications at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, in Hyderabad, India.

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Do Online Education and Training Click?

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Wiggenhorn is currently learning how all aspects of our lives will change with the advent of the “third revolution,” and how Motorola can relay the required skills and knowledge to keep its competitive edge in a speed-driven marketplace. He is also pursuing the critical need to shed old conventions and reach new levels of innovation.

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Coordinates: bill.wiggenhorn@motorola.com