Teaching in an Online MBA Program: The Freshman Year Perspective
Teaching in an online MBA program can be just as educational for the faculty member as the student. The obvious concerns and challenges of navigating the technology and delivering content effectively in the electronic medium come to mind immediately. Yet, after my first year of teaching is this venue, I find those concerns and issues were really not as bad as I had expected. However, what I was not prepared for were the student perceptions and expectations. My first thought about teaching an online graduate course was, “Now I can really get to some meaty issues, after all, this is graduate school. Now I have the opportunity to delve more deeply into research projects and integrate my research interests into class discussion.” That was my view, but I don’t think the students looked at the classes the same way. Let me share some of my insights and discoveries during this first year.
Marketing Management Association Educators’ Conference, Fall 2002, 30-31.