A Case Study of Online MBA Courses: Online Facilitation, Case-Based Learning, and Virtual Team

Richard J. Magjuka (Indiana University, USA) and Xiaojing Liu (Indiana University, USA)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 232
EISBN13: 9781466649743|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4486-1.ch008
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Abstract

This chapter presents a case study that examines the perceptions of online students and instructors regarding their their experiences in a reputable online MBA program. The findings indicate that both the instructors and students exhibited a high level of satisfaction with their online experiences in the program and positive attitude toward online learning in general. This study also explores the in-depth views of the online participants on several key components of online business education, including online learning facilitation and interaction, virtual teamwork, and Case-Based Learning (CBL). The issues and challenges identified in the study indicate a need for the instructors and students to receive more guidance and support, technologically and pedagogically, in order to create a more engaging and fruitful online learning environment.
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