Building Community: Creating Your Hot Spot for Communication in a Fully Online Graduate MBA Program
Concurrent Session 9
Effective communication is crucial to the success of your online program. Creating your "Hot Spot" of communication and networking is the key to a succesful online MBA program. We will showcase "The Bear's Den", created thru CANVAS, as our hub of communication and information for our four year old fully online program.
After attending the conference the last two years, the same question was continually being asked - "How do you communicate with your students?" The audience would say thru their LMS but never have examples to show. Last summer we created "The Bear's Den" as our communcation hub and want to show how we use it on a daily basis to create community within our fully online MBA program. We will also show how our new students begin networking before ever enrolling in class thru the Online Orienation course and Discussion Boards with current students. We are continually expanding The Bear's Den and want to show others how our students have benefitted from this resource. Examples of how our students interact and network with each other as well as staff will be showcased.
We feel this tool can be used by many programs who are limited with staff just as we are. Sharing proven ideas is one of the greatest benefits in attending the conference and we feel there is a need for sharing this tool with others.