Starting January, 2011, HSB will launch its first complete online MBA program. To prepare for this undertaking, a teaching forum focusing on online instruction, was held on November 11. The forum included demonstrations by Drs. Ira Yermish, Karen Hogan and David Lees on the tools and best practices for teaching online. A rich Q&A discussion followed. Also supporting this endeavor is a Blackboard site created for HSB On-Line Course Best Practices. This site houses sample syllabi, course content, discussions, instructional videos and other best practices appropriate for online instruction. A link to a video of the November 11 Best Practices session is also there. Please contact Ira Yermish at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be enrolled in this course site.
A series of monthly faculty development sessions focused on online instruction best practices is being planned for the Spring semester – stay tuned!