Today, APUS will be awarded the 2009 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education at the Sloan Consortium‘s International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida. The Sloan Consortium is a membership organization of approximately 1800 higher education institutions, dedicated to improving online learning. The Gomory Award has been given annually since 2002 to “an institution that has demonstrated its commitment to assessing and improving the quality of its online education programs through quantitative application of the Sloan-C Quality Pillars.”
The first personal computer (PC) that I used was an Apple II, circa 1977. I read about it in an article in Fortune magazine and visited my local ComputerLand store to purchase it. Early adopters of Apple machines had to be comfortable plugging in circuit boards and controllers and handling floppy drives, monitors and other miscellaneous components of the early personal computers.