Mason to Host Summit on Women, Distance Learning

Posted: August 20, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Provost’s Office and Women’s Center are among the sponsors of “A Summit on Women and Distance Learning in Higher Education,” set for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon in Mason Hall. Presented by the American Association of University Women in Virginia, the summit will focus on the needs and interests of women when it comes to using the technology of distance learning.

One highlight of the summit will be the release of research on women’s status as online students conducted by Cheris Kramarae, a renowned scholar of women’s communication and learning styles. A panel comprising Belle Wheelan, president of Northern Virginia Community College; Timothy Luke, university distinguished professor in political science at Virginia Tech; and Anne Raymond Savage, vice provost for distance learning at Old Dominion University, will be on hand to lead a discussion of this research.

For more information on the summit and for registration instructions, visit the AAUW of Virginia web site.

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