Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Erik Poole

Utilizing Technologies to Communicate with Online Students, Erik Poole, Drexel University

The LeBow College of Business at Drexel University features an online MBA program, titled MBA Anywhere. The program iscompleted completely online except for 3 local residencies. Fortunately, the program has been very successful as, currently, there are 150 student completing their MBA online. The challenges facing an online program are very unique. However, by far, the biggest obstacle we face is communicating effectively and efficiently to the students. What methods can we, as administrators, use to deliver clear messages to our students? How can our faculty properly reach their students? These are questions we struggle with daily when interacting with online students. To combat this communications gap, we have taken advantage of numerous technologies.


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