Dr. Yoram Neumann and Dr. Edith Neumann of Touro University Worldwide Win Internationally Recognized Hermes Creative Award

Los Angeles, CATouro University Worldwide (TUW) is pleased to announce that Dr. Yoram Neumann and Dr. Edith Neumann won a Gold Hermes Creative Award for their article titled “The Robust Learning Model (RLM): A Comprehensive Approach To A New Online University.” The recognition was in the Writing/Publication category. The article was published in the Journal of College Teaching & Learning in their January 2010 edition. The award is a special recognition of the contribution that the article has made to the advancement of knowledge and good practices of online learning.

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, web and free-lance professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.

“The Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of these professionals,” said Ed Dalheim, Director at Hermes Creative Awards. “We were pleased to have over 5,600 entries for the 2013 awards and congratulate Touro University Worldwide on receiving a Gold Hermes Creative Award.”

Dr. Yoram and Dr. Edith Neumann’s article outlines the components of the Robust Learning Model (RLM). This learning model is that of the “new online university,” one that offers numerous degree programs at all degree levels. Touro University Worldwide’s courses are based on the philosophy of the scholar-practitioner model, which involves a great deal of faculty engagement and real-world experience. Dr. Yoram and Dr. Edith Neumann reflect on the importance of this model in their award-winning article and have integrated this practice into all of the courses offered by Touro University online.

“We are extremely thrilled to be recognized by the Hermes Creative Awards,” said Dr. Yoram Neumann, Chief Executive Officer of TUW.  “Our goal with this article was to aid in the enhancement of online learning practices and we are very excited that Hermes Creative Awards have recognized our contribution to online education.”

Students interested in learning more about TUW should visit https://www.tuw.edu/ or call 888-586-5193 to learn how they can apply today.

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About Touro University Worldwide:

Touro University Worldwide is a non-profit organization established by philanthropic visionaries who are committed to developing a passionate, connected learning community that can help students achieve their individual academic goals. Students at Touro University Worldwide are committed to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and professional development. This philosophy is derived from the Judaic foundation on which the University was originally founded and a value system that welcomes all cultures and backgrounds.

About the Touro College and University System

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and New York Medical College are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: https://www.touro.edu/media/.

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