The Office of Lifelong Learning (O3L) is the home of the School of Education’s continuous learning [non-credit] programming, offered outside of our traditional academic departments. It is an important part of the School’s Education Passport initiative dedicated to extending the School’s role as a leading professional and personal development innovator helping individuals of all ages engage in learning experiences meaningful to them.
While many learning opportunities are available through O3L without a charge to the student, the majority of those that result in a competency based micro-credential that has a fee attached. Registrants may earn badges, certificates, professional development credit, and/or continuing education units upon demonstrated competency in designated learning activities like courses and workshops. Coupled with courses for academic credit offerings of SoE, O3L products will enable the learner to create an “Education Passport” to the future.
O3L is proud to collaborate with School of Education faculty, students, staff; and alumni; other members of the Drexel community; subject matters experts currently unaffiliated with Drexel; and businesses that have created non-credit programming, to deliver high-quality programs to our learner community.
Meet The Team
Bill Lynch, PhD
William F. Lynch serves as a Professor in the School of Education’s Learning Technologies and Higher Education programs. He has published a book titled “Educational Technology: Leadership Perspectives.” Lynch has also published a variety of different peer-reviewed articles on the topics of distance education, online education, and educational technology.
Brian is a PhD candidate in the School of Education Policy and Leadership program. Brian's research is focused on higher education in a global context, and he is currently developing his dissertation on first year student experiences during crises in Latin America.