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Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
Online Education for International Exchange
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  • 1. Leveraging Online Education for “International Exchange” of Part-Time Students WCET Annual Conference 23 October 2009
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Motivations
    • Partner Selection
    • Agreement Specifics
    • Development and Promotion
    • First-Hand Experiences
    • Current Status / Future Plans
  • 3. Introductions
    • Lee Freeman, Ph.D.
      • Associate Dean of Administration
      • Associate Professor of MIS
    • Alessandro Odorico
      • Project Manager Special Bids at Telecom Italia
      • Program graduate in July 2009
  • 4. COB Online Courses
    • Started in 2001
    • 100% online
    • Students represent:
      • 28+ states
      • 14+ countries
      • Nearly every industry
      • Nearly all levels of organizations
  • 5. Motivations
    • Part-time MBA students with full-time jobs
    • Global business management issues
    • One of the first fully web-based MBA programs in the United States
    • International partnerships in place
    • Our attempt to develop our existing partnership into something much larger and more sustainable by using distance learning
  • 6. Partner Selection
    • Traditional university partnerships in Northern Italy for several years
      • Student exchanges
      • Curricular development
      • Joint research
    • Similar student profiles for better match
    • Fondazione CUOA (University Centre for Business Administration), Vicenze, Italy
  • 7. Agreement Specifics
    • Courses
    • Costs
    • Students
    • Timelines
    • Certificate
  • 8. Development – Course Refreshes
    • Six-month maintenance and update process
    • Highlights:
      • Clear organization and directions
      • Clear expectations for participation and assessment
      • Improved sense of community
      • Improved interactivity and engagement
      • Time-zone (international) friendly!
  • 9. Development – Expectations
    • Stay current
    • Share thoughts and opinions
    • Complete work on time
    • Be an active participant
    • Be responsive
    • Be honest and ethical
    • Be autonomous
  • 10. Development – Training
    • On-site training
    • Full binder with screenshots
    • Q&A about…
      • Course expectations
      • Course set-up
      • Pedagogical differences
      • Worries and concerns
      • Accounts and system access
  • 11. Development – Help and Support
    • Extensive communication with helpdesk and other support personnel/providers
    • Full access to all support functions
    • Encourage students to work with instructor
    • On-location contact with partner
  • 12. Development – Administration
    • Timelines
    • Communication
    • Student status
      • Tuition and fees
      • Accounts and access
      • Registrar
    • Books
  • 13. Program Promotion
    • CUOA
      • New program of part-time students
      • Required participation
    • UM-D
      • None needed; courses are regular part of program
  • 14. First-Hand Experiences
    • Pre-course preparation
    • Coursework
    • Cultural differences
    • Exchange of ideas
    • Advantages to part-time students
    • Perceptions of peers
  • 15. Current Status / Future Plans
    • Winter 2008 was first semester
    • Third cohort in winter 2010
    • Expand the program geographically
      • Pacific Rim
      • South America
    • Expand the program structurally
      • More courses to choose from
      • More semesters to enroll in
      • More courses taken per student
  • 16. Questions???
    • Please feel free to ask any questions… now or in the future
    • Lee Freeman
      • [email_address]
      • 1-313-593-5248
    • Alessandro Odorico
      • [email_address]
    • Thank you for your time and attention!
  • 17. Profiles of Partner Institutions
    • The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business is an AACSB accredited institution with a full-time faculty of 50. The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, MIS, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, and Human Resource Management. Additionally, eight graduate degrees including an MBA, an MS-Finance (Dearborn and Hong Kong campuses), an MS-Accounting, an MS-Information Systems, and 4 dual/interdisciplinary degrees are offered. Current enrollments are 1350+ undergraduate and nearly 600 graduate students. Over 110 graduate students from 28 states and 14 countries are completing their MBA and MS-Finance degrees fully online.
    • The CUOA Foundation is a management school that operates at the national and international levels. Founded in 1957 as a post-graduate training school, it is one of the most active centers in Italy for the development and promotion of managerial and entrepreneurial skills in the private and public sectors.

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