The Student Experience
Lycor Networks is planning to buildhundreds of online learning courses, virtualcommunities and social networking sitesdes...
Highly organized courses will helpstudents to understand retirementplanning, manage a disease or condition,enjoy a hobby ...
Seniors join with a support community oflike-minded students and teachers toexplore live and recorded lectures,engaging v...
Seniors can ask questions or exchangeideas with topic experts and their peers,through email, robust discussion threads,in...
Seniors connect with fellow classmatesoutside the classroom through exclusive,invitation-only social networking sites and...
One place to find trusted and authoritative information of interest toseniors755Connect
Join hundreds of introductory or advancedonline learning coursesBasic or introductory courses are freeStart self-paced ...
Each student provides contact information,including an active email addressEach student completes a basic interestand kn...
As the course progresses, each studentcan access, save and share notes, videos,Web links, recorded lectures and chathisto...
 Students can meet and exchange informationusing today’s new interactive technologies Students can chat casually, talk a...
Experts design and implement coursecontent and answer students’ questionsFacilitators manage course discussionsand ensur...
Students encounter different modes oflearning, including Webographies ofreadings, live Webcasts, recordedaudio/video, int...
Students receive an end-of-coursesummary, complete a course evaluationsurvey, and receive a printed certificateacknowledg...
Graduates are also invited to joinexclusive, topic-related social networkingsites, including a virtual community,Facebook...
Knowledgeable graduates will joincommunities of people sharing commoninterests and ideasGraduates can return to courses ...
55Connect has developed a highlyeffective way to build communities ofcommon interestConvenient “senior friendly” courses...
What to expect in an online course1855Connect
A senior has just purchased a smartphoneand wants to understand how to make themost of its many features and capabilities...
 At registration the student completes a briefsurvey about their course expectations, thetype of smartphone they purchase...
 The student is given a self-paced, step-by-step course curriculum, with access to awealth of general information on smar...
The student receives a welcomemessage(s) from the course instructor andmoderatorThe student joins the conversation witho...
 The student encounters many forms of learning:watching live and recorded Webcasts and videos,listening to audio files, a...
 While studying, the student receives encouragingmessages from the course moderator and fellowstudents. At course comple...
The student joins the “Smartphone users”community, Facebook and Google+ pages,and Twitter feedThe new member receives in...
The community member receives a noticeof a course update and returns to view anew video on “shopping Apps” available inth...
Preserving the relationship2755Connect
Students and graduates can access acomplete library of authoritativeinformation in one placeMembers will feel like they ...
Through online courses, virtualcommunities and social networking sites,55Connect will promote a long-term,continuing dial...
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  1. 1. The Student Experience
  2. 2. Lycor Networks is planning to buildhundreds of online learning courses, virtualcommunities and social networking sitesdesigned to meet the needs and interestsof seniors.55Connect2
  3. 3. Highly organized courses will helpstudents to understand retirementplanning, manage a disease or condition,enjoy a hobby or master theirsmartphones, all in an easy to useenvironment55Connect3
  4. 4. Seniors join with a support community oflike-minded students and teachers toexplore live and recorded lectures,engaging videos, interactive demos andother content-rich course materials at anytime from any place55Connect4
  5. 5. Seniors can ask questions or exchangeideas with topic experts and their peers,through email, robust discussion threads,in chat rooms or in group workingenvironments55Connect5
  6. 6. Seniors connect with fellow classmatesoutside the classroom through exclusive,invitation-only social networking sites andcommunities55Connect6
  7. 7. One place to find trusted and authoritative information of interest toseniors755Connect
  8. 8. Join hundreds of introductory or advancedonline learning coursesBasic or introductory courses are freeStart self-paced courses at any timeCourses designed specifically for seniorsby topic experts55Connect8
  9. 9. Each student provides contact information,including an active email addressEach student completes a basic interestand knowledge surveyEach student views an introductory tutorialon the easy-to-follow 55Connect learningenvironmentStudents receive clear instructions oncourse objectives and expectations55Connect9
  10. 10. As the course progresses, each studentcan access, save and share notes, videos,Web links, recorded lectures and chathistories in their own personal spaceStudents actively work with their peers,through robust discussion threads, chatsand optional group projects.Students can ask questions and get timelyanswers directly from experts or fellowclassmates55Connect10
  11. 11.  Students can meet and exchange informationusing today’s new interactive technologies Students can chat casually, talk about theirinterests or share personal information in the“virtual student lounge” Course facilitators can “listen” to students’comments, questions and concerns andprovide support or feedback55Connect11
  12. 12. Experts design and implement coursecontent and answer students’ questionsFacilitators manage course discussionsand ensure a positive online experienceModerators balance communicationamong group members and mediate anydisagreements or disputes55Connect12
  13. 13. Students encounter different modes oflearning, including Webographies ofreadings, live Webcasts, recordedaudio/video, interactive games, and linksto authoritative Websites55Connect13
  14. 14. Students receive an end-of-coursesummary, complete a course evaluationsurvey, and receive a printed certificateacknowledging course completionEach student will be offered information onfee-based advanced or related courses55Connect14
  15. 15. Graduates are also invited to joinexclusive, topic-related social networkingsites, including a virtual community,Facebook or Google+ pages and TwitterfeedsGraduates will continue to developrelationships and pursue interests beyondthe classroom using these socialnetworking tools55Connect15
  16. 16. Knowledgeable graduates will joincommunities of people sharing commoninterests and ideasGraduates can return to courses forupdates or new content, ask questions orshare information in community chatrooms, respond to targeted ads, shop forrelated products or services, and receiveassistance from other members55Connect16
  17. 17. 55Connect has developed a highlyeffective way to build communities ofcommon interestConvenient “senior friendly” courses allowstudents to review new materials or re-learn conceptsGraduates can connect with fellowclassmates or meet new persons ofcommon interest within exclusive,invitation-only communities55Connect17
  18. 18. What to expect in an online course1855Connect
  19. 19. A senior has just purchased a smartphoneand wants to understand how to make themost of its many features and capabilitiesSearching the 55Connect site, the seniorfinds the basic online course “How to Makethe Most of Your Smartphone” andregisters55Connect19
  20. 20.  At registration the student completes a briefsurvey about their course expectations, thetype of smartphone they purchased and otherareas of interest (e.g., photography, texting,emailing, etc.) The students views a brief online tutorial onhow to navigate the 55Connect learningenvironment The student receives a summary of courseobjectives and expectations55Connect20
  21. 21.  The student is given a self-paced, step-by-step course curriculum, with access to awealth of general information on smartphoneuse, including:• “Getting to know your phone”• “Taking better photos”• “Texting and messaging”• “Downloading and playing audio and video files”• “Storing your contacts”• “Browsing the Web”• “Installing new applications”• And much more…55Connect21
  22. 22. The student receives a welcomemessage(s) from the course instructor andmoderatorThe student joins the conversation withother students in the “virtual studentlounge” and meets a fellow student who isalso interested in travel and finding thebest smartphone “travel apps”55Connect22
  23. 23.  The student encounters many forms of learning:watching live and recorded Webcasts and videos,listening to audio files, and reading or reviewingWebographies of electronic documents, mediaresources and Websites During the course, the student asks manyquestions, which are answered by both the coursefacilitator and fellow classmates The student is able to store these answers, alongwith favorite videos, Web links, and other chathistories in a personal space for later review55Connect23
  24. 24.  While studying, the student receives encouragingmessages from the course moderator and fellowstudents. At course completion, the student is given a briefsurvey on areas of interest and suggestions forcourse improvements or possible other, relatedonline courses The student is given a certificate of completion The student is also invited to join an exclusivecommunity of smartphone users who would like tocontinue their online learning experience55Connect24
  25. 25. The student joins the “Smartphone users”community, Facebook and Google+ pages,and Twitter feedThe new member receives information onthe latest “must have” smartphoneaccessories and services from trustedproviders, including protective screens,skins, leather cases, headsets, powercords, etc.55Connect25
  26. 26. The community member receives a noticeof a course update and returns to view anew video on “shopping Apps” available intheir personal spaceThe community member answers aquestion from a fellow member about“taking pictures for scrapbooking”The graduate takes an advanced courseon smartphone photography55Connect26
  27. 27. Preserving the relationship2755Connect
  28. 28. Students and graduates can access acomplete library of authoritativeinformation in one placeMembers will feel like they are part of alarger community, with opportunities to askquestions, share ideas and shapediscussions with others of like interests55Connect28
  29. 29. Through online courses, virtualcommunities and social networking sites,55Connect will promote a long-term,continuing dialog with our students andgraduates.55Connect29
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