Eleanor Andrews is a Honey Bee Extension Assistant at Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies and a PhD candidate in Development/Rural Sociology at Cornell University. Ellie is interested in strengthening beekeepers’ ability to evaluate sources of information about beekeeping, which is especially important now that honey bee health has moved into the political arena. Her research addresses how beekeepers learn to keep bees, how beekeeping clubs support different forms of sustainable beekeeping, and how educational resources for beekeepers have developed over time. She believes that the problems that beekeepers face can only be addressed by combining physical science and social science. Ellie also brings a focus on pedagogy and organizational frameworks to support learning, based on her experiences teaching at Cornell, Peace Corps, a Quaker boarding school, and prison.
eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform, provides online professional and executive development to students around the world. We offer more than 30 award-winning professional certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines:
Ivy League Curricula & Top-Ranked Faculty
eCornell‘s unique approach to online learning combines the most effective elements of an Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses are all developed by Cornell University faculty, and often include practical insights from other industry experts. All eCornell course content comes from top-rated programs with proven curricula.
PhD Candidate & Honey Bee Extension Assistant, Dyce Lab of Honey Bee Studies, Cornell University
Professor, The Hotel School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Professor Tony Simons teaches organizational behavior, negotiation and leadership. His research examines trust – employee trust in leaders, executive team member trust, and trust in supply chain relationships. In particular, Simons has focused on how well people are seen as keeping their word – delivering on their promises and living espoused values. This simple perception has huge practical consequence and is very challenging to maintain impeccably. His research and consulting work supports managers in meeting this challenge. He speaks, trains, consults and designs surveys for organizations both within and beyond the hospitality industry.
Lecturer, Food and Beverage Management, The Hotel School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Cheryl S. Stanley is a lecturer in food and beverage management at The Hotel School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. She received her Master of Science degree from Texas Tech’s College of Human Sciences in Hospitality and Retail Management and her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Mrs. Stanley’s primary research interest is in the area of Beverage Management within food and beverage operations. She is also founding partner in a consulting company which focuses on beverage menu development, service standards, and employee training. Her previous work experience includes managing restaurants and beverage programs for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and independent restaurants as well as a wine retail store in California. Mrs. Stanley is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Level 3 with Honors from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, Bar Smarts Advanced from Bar Smarts, and a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators. She is the faculty advisor for Cornell Cuvee, the blind wine tasting competition team, which has won first place at multiple international wine competitions. In 2017 she was selected as Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 40 under 40 Tastemakers.
Expert Led with Structured Flexibility
eCornell courses are online and expert led with structured flexibility. Courses are facilitated by subject-matter experts, who guide you, challenge you, and help you apply the course concepts to your real-world, on-the-job circumstances. Courses are designed to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals, so they are available around the clock and completely asynchronous. This means that once you begin your course, there is no appointed time or day that you must be online. You determine the schedule that’s right for you.
Start and End Dates Drive Completion
eCornell courses have defined start dates and end dates. A critical part of self-directed learning is to have a finish line. Most eCornell courses take about six to eight hours to complete, over a two-week period. About 90% of students finish their courses, a completion rate that leads the industry.
Interaction & Collaboration
As an eCornell student, you are never alone in your course. You are part of a cohort of 20 to 30 learners from organizations and industries around the world. Required discussions play an important part in your course, giving you and your classmates the opportunity to share and exchange your own experiences, best practices, perspectives, and examples. All this shared learning is facilitated by an instructor who brings both subject-matter expertise and real-world experience. Your interaction with peers from different organizations, and backgrounds fosters collaboration, networking, and a lot of practical, shared learning.
Emphasis on Practice and Application
The ability for you to interact with expert instructors, to ask questions and receive answers, and to learn with—and from—other participants keeps the learning interesting, practical, and above all, relevant to your work. And there’s one more key component: the practice opportunities. Most eCornell courses include a project, which challenges you to apply the course concepts to your own organization. Others include interactive scenarios, simulations, and other engaging practice activities. All courses include tools, techniques, or job aids that you can put to immediate use in your work.
We develop every certificate program and course with very tangible outcomes in mind. To us, it’s not enough if a course helps you to know something, or even to understand it. We design our programs to go much further, to equip you to do something—better or for the first time—at your job. We ask, “after completing this course, what will participants be able to analyze, identify, assess, implement, calculate, or influence that they couldn’t before?” eCornell courses draw on a variety of components to provide this practical learning:
- practice activities
- short videos
- interviews with industry experts
- online tools and downloadable resources
- case studies and examples
- the guidance of an instructor
Our approach positions you as an active participant in the learning process, allowing you to build the necessary problem-solving skills at your own pace and in your own style to confront the real challenges you face on the job and in life.