The emergencies that interfere with academic continuity have tended to be local and brief, yet online courses serve an increasingly global audience in a world with more complicated and dispersed emergencies.
BiographyEllen R. Cohn PhD is Associate Dean for Instructional Development, University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Associate Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders, and serves on the Dept of Education, NIDRR supported Research Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation. She co-authored books on: videofluoroscopy for persons with cleft palate; diversity in higher education; communication as culture; and a casebook in communication disorders is in press. A book on telerehabilitation will publish October 2012. Cohn is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and American Telemedicine Association. She has contributed to Educause Quarterly: the IT Practitioners Journal; Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Disorders; and Radiology, and is the founding Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation. Cohn teaches distance education courses that focus on communication.
Colleges and universities increasingly employ commercial Web-based course management systems (such as Blackboard and WebCT).
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