Tabor College Business Department News

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tabor College is beginning to stretch its arms and expand its learning environment by going electronic. “Distance Learning” is a new program at Tabor College that offers summer online classes to Tabor students. The program is headed by Business Department faculty member, Jesse Schumacher.

Professor Schumacher is the coordinator of the web based learning program that recently started during the summer of 2008. Jesse is currently training 13 faculty members for web based practices, and is currently developing/ updating the policies and procedure for the program. The classes offered through this program are open to all Tabor College Departments whom submit a class schedule.

The first session of Distance Learning that was offered during the summer of 2008, was very successful. For the upcoming summer of 2009, the program has already identified eight courses that they will implement, with the potential of more to come. The learning program is temporarily a summer program only, with future plans of becoming a yearly program.

Tabor thrives on community and embraces the concept of a Christian Community. Professor Schumacher and the Distance Learning staff is currently reading a book called “Building Online Learning Communities,” which teaches you how to upkeep and maintain a community online. Through this book, their goal is to be able to maintain the strongly emphasized Tabor Christian Community through their online summer courses.


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