Blake Interviewed About Future of Online Education in the Field

Melissa Blake, an instructor in Alfred State’s court and realtime reporting program, was recently interviewed, along with two colleagues, about the future of online education in the field.

In an article published in January 2012, The National Court Reporters Association looks at how technology is used in schools and investigates various online programs for stenographic training. The methodology included a survey on online education and the responses from three educators’ (respondents) were included in an article in the JCR (Journal of Court Reporting).

Because online education is becoming more popular with those who can’t, for whatever reason, attend traditional classes in an on-campus setting, the National Court Reporters’ Association wanted to find out what its member schools have learned about offering their programs online, says Blake.

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Blake, of Cuba, teaches senior court reporting students in addition to online courses in the court reporting program. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Blake served as secretary to the Cuba First Baptist church, as a head cashier and cashier trainer at the Cuba Giant Food Mart, and as a data entry operator and computer operator at Acme Electric in Cuba.

Blake holds an associate in applied science degree in court and realtime reporting and a bachelor’s degree in technology management, both from Alfred State College.

The Cuba Central School graduate is the daughter of Richard and Alice Stolberg, Cuba, and mother of Emily, Amanda, and Olivia.