Career Education Corporation (CEC) (NASDAQ: CECO) served on an expert
panel focused on online learning during the inaugural meeting of the
bipartisan Congressional E-Learning Caucus Wednesday. Judy Komar, CEC’s
Vice President of Educational Technology, shared the early leadership
and significant advances by private sector education institutions,
notably CEC, in delivering state-of-the-art online learning programs to
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Judy Komar, Vice President of Educational Technology for Career Education Corp., speak on an expert panel during Wednesday's kickoff of the Congressional E-Learning Caucus in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Business Wire)
Staff for Caucus Co-chair’s U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep.
Jared Polis (D-Colo.) invited Komar to appear as a panelist to represent
private sector higher education institutions and to offer insights into
Career Education’s substantial investment and leadership in developing
an award-winning Virtual Campus and other educational technologies for
students of its two flagship universities – Colorado Technical
University (CTU) and American InterContinental University (AIU).
“We have worked to bring together the technological side with the human
side to give our students the best possible educational experience,”
Komar told the caucus during the panel discussion at the Rayburn House
Office Building in Washington, D.C. “E-Learning is becoming so
incredibly popular. The more we have students learning online and the
more institutions offer online courses, the more valuable e-Learning
At Career Education, Komar is responsible for providing innovative
technology solutions for students, helping develop content for more than
500 new courses annually and facilitating and integrating educational
technologies. Along with CEC’s Virtual Campus, Komar was the chief
architect in developing M.U.S.E. (My Unique Student Experience), which
allows students to engage with course content in ways that best suit
their preferred learning style. The M.U.S.E. platform recognizes that
reading a textbook and traditional linear learning are not the ideal or
most effective learning style for every student. Some students best
absorb material by watching or hearing it, while others learn best
through problem-solving using real-world examples or by practicing an
activity until they’ve mastered it. M.U.S.E. adapts to and facilitates
students’ distinct and diverse learning styles.
In addition to the Online Virtual Campuses at CTU and AIU, the company
is deploying its innovative education technology at its international
institutions as well. CEC’s International University of Monaco recently
began offering an online Executive MBA program leveraging the company’s
With 20 years of experience in instruction, training, and consulting,
Komar is a pioneer in the field of Educational Technology and has
applied her Master’s in Education and post-graduate work in
Instructional Technology to benefit students with flexible,
technology-enabled learning platforms. She has presented about online
education to audiences around the world, including the Council for
Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International.
Komar is proud to have been included in the inaugural Congressional
E-Learning Caucus meeting representing private sector higher education
institutions as well as CEC.
“The Caucus will serve as a resource in Congress on using technology to
enable all learners – from preschool to high school, from college to the
workplace – to have access to the highest quality instructional
materials and best-in-class instructors regardless of location or income
level,” Noem and Polis wrote in a letter to Congressional colleagues
when announcing formation of the Congressional E-Learning Caucus last
fall. “Our goals in forming the E-Learning Caucus are to promote
increased understanding on Capitol Hill about the pivotal role
E-Learning plays in our education system, to promote research on
successes and failures in E-Learning so that federal education funds are
used prudently, and to ensure that policy is aligned with practice.”
Komar was joined on the panel by: Michael Kowalski, Administrator,
Online Campus, Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools; Scott Jenkins,
Director of External Relations, Western Governors University; and Becky
Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University Global Campus.
About Career Education Corporation
The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career
Education Corporation ("CEC") family offer high-quality education to a
diverse population of approximately 95,000 students across the world in
a variety of career-oriented disciplines through online, on-ground and
hybrid learning program offerings. The more than 90 campuses that serve
these students are located throughout the United States and in France,
the United Kingdom and Monaco, and offer doctoral, master's, bachelor's
and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs.
CEC is an industry leader whose institutions are recognized globally.
Those institutions include, among others, American InterContinental
University ("AIU"); Brooks Institute; Colorado Technical University
("CTU"); Harrington College of Design; INSEEC Group ("INSEEC") Schools;
International University of Monaco ("IUM"); International Academy of
Design & Technology ("IADT"); Le Cordon Bleu North America ("LCB"); and
Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges. Through its schools, CEC is
committed to providing high-quality education, enabling students to
graduate and pursue rewarding career opportunities.
For more information, see CEC's website at www.careered.com.
The website includes a detailed listing of individual campus locations
and web links to CEC's colleges, schools, and universities.
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