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Design Elements that can Distinguish an Online Program

Six design features (e.g., a 'dream team' faculty) can help potential students distinguish great online degree program from its competitors, both online and f2f.
Steve Ehrmann, George Washington University
Liesl Riddle, George Washington University
Julie DeLoia, George Washington University
Paul Berman, George Washington University 
Stephen C. Ehrmann has been Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning at the George Washington University since 2011. He was a grant-maker supporting innovative projects in higher education, including pioneering programs in online learning and multimedia (1978-96) and then Vice President of the TLT Group. He also served as Director of the Flashlight Program for the evaluation of educational uses of technology from 1992-2010. 
Liesl Riddle is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) and oversees 12 of GWSB’s graduate degree programs. In conjunction with faculty advisory committees, she developed GWSB’s Digital Community (GWSB: DC), a
suite of online degree programs (MBA, MSPM, MSIST) that are offered through a digital-community environment (
Julie Deloia is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Sciences. For more than two decades, her work has focused on using current technology and knowledge of the genetic underpinnings of human biology to help solve clinical problems.
Paul Schiff Berman currently serves as the Vice Provost for Online Education and Academic Innovation at The George Washington University, as well as the Manatt/Ahn Professor of Law at GW Law School. His most recent book, Global Legal Pluralism: A Jurisprudence of Law Beyond Borders, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012, and he is also co-author of one of the leading casebooks to explore legal issues surrounding online activity.