April 19, 2021

Purdue University Global launches free course on remote work

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Global on Monday (April 19) launched a free course on remote work. The course is available to anyone as a public service.

The five-module, self-paced course is designed to be completed in five to seven hours. It will provide organizational employees and leaders with the knowledge and resources to effectively contribute in remote work contexts. Specific topics will include:

  • Best practices for the individual remote worker.
  • Strategies for connecting and communicating with a remote workforce.
  • Tools and resources to support remote work.
  • Legal issues associated with remote work.
  • Professionalism as it relates to working remotely.
  • Organizational impact of a remote workforce.

“Our faculty and staff are located all over the country, and we have 20-plus years of experience engaging, managing and developing a remote workforce,” said Sara Sander, vice president and dean of the Purdue Global College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Education. “We are excited to share our knowledge with employees who are seeking tips and strategies for being successful in remote work contexts, as well as managers who are looking for ways to motivate, retain and mentor remote teams.

“As with our other professional development courses, this course is ideal for individuals who want to bolster their skill levels and expand their knowledge through the flexibility of online learning.”

Those who successfully complete the course will earn a certificate and a digital badge.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers a hyper-tailored path for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global serves approximately 36,000 students (as of January 2021), most of whom earn their degree online. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, please visit purdueglobal.edu.

Media Contact: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, tschott@purdue.edu

Source: Sara Sander

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