Craig Piercy named an invited expert by Open Web Education Alliance

October 22, 2010

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Athens, Ga. - Craig Piercy has been named an invited expert by the Open Web Education Alliance, an incubator group of the World Wide Web Consortium. Piercy directs the Master of Internet Technology program at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

OWEA is a collaboration between industry and educators that promotes the use of Web standards in Web development educational programs. OWEA is under consideration to become the educational arm of W3C, which is an industry authority on Web standards.

"Craig's expertise and passion for the open Web is such a positive force in the world," said Glenda Sims, chair of the OWEA Incubator Group."The Master of Internet Technology degree program at University of Georgia is a critical component in the evolution of Web education. We are so grateful for his leading example."

OWEA members are working to enhance and standardize the architecture of the World Wide Web by ensuring that the education of future Web professionals is based on best practices and also emphasizes the development of high-quality Web standards. In addition, the group is tuning into the present needs of the Web development education sector.

"As a member of this group, I not only will be able to contribute to the world of Web development education, but also connect our students to an incredible network of Web professionals working on the key industry topic of Web standards," Piercy said.

Master of Internet Technology students are enrolled for five semesters and meet for classes two evenings per week at UGA's Gwinnett Campus, located at 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville. They have access to university resources, such as study abroad opportunities, career services, networking opportunities and more. For more information, visit the program's website or contact Piercy, at 706/542-3589.

For details about the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, see www.terry.uga.edu/. More information about OWEA and the World Wide Web Consortium is available at www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/owea/ and www.w3.org/.

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