Memorial alum hit the streets to promote distance ed

August 7, 2007

To encourage distance education enrolment, alumni of the Memorial University of Newfoundland spent last weekend taking the word to the streets dressed in academic gowns and handing out "pseudo degrees" to community members during public events in St. John's.  The message behind the campaign is that you can earn your degree from wherever you are, even at a folk festival.  Traditional promotions via print and radio ads will also be part of the campaign.  The provincial government has committed $1.5 million to develop new distance ed courses at Memorial.  Memorial@Home offers 350 undergraduate and graduate degree-credit courses via distance ed. (Memorial Email News Release)