Making Online Education Happen.

The New Classroom: Fast Pace and Smooth Ride

Posted by Ajman University on Apr 28, 2020 8:53:48 PM

Mr. Muhammad Siddiqui is head of the marketing department in AU's College of Business Administration. When he heard that AU was swtiching to online course delivery within a week's time, his first reaction was “no way.” But with support from the university, and training from IT, AU's teachers and students were able to take our 'Make it Happen' motto into cyberspace at warp speed.

Of course there were some minor hiccups in the first couple of classes – a few from us and some from the students. But since then, it’s been a very smooth ride. There are much more options for interactions online than there are in traditional classes. Faculty can switch between applications much more swiftly and keep the students’ attention. Online is more challenging with larger class sizes, but I’ve found that breakout groups can be still very effective.

 – Mr. Muhammad Siddiqui

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Topics: Online Learning, College of Business Administration, Cyber Campus

The Intersection of Convenience & Quality

Posted by Ajman University on Apr 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM

Dr. Charles Blankson is a Visiting Professor in the College of Business Administration. In the time since AU started delivering courses online, he's witnessed a number of positive outcomes. Not only is student attendance good, but class discussions are also very active. Turns out that AU's Cyber Campus is "located" at the intersection of convenience and quality! 

I teach both undergraduates and MBA students and I can confirm that, broadly speaking, students are accommodating and cooperating very well with the online classes. They tell me that apart from being bored at home and longing to be on campus and in classroom, they are enjoying the convenience of the online delivery. While the quality of the teaching has not been compromised, there is clear difference between the online and face-to-face teaching. 

– Dr. Charles Blankson, Visiting Professor

Topics: Ajman University, Online Learning, College of Business Administration