Action plan 2022
A Flexible Teaching Model
A Flexible Teaching Model: A Seamless migration from typical onsite to real-time, virtual/online learning
As we all continue this unprecedented journey together, we remain committed to our students, to our mandate, and our values. At Lincoln University of Business and Management (LUBM), these commitments don’t change during challenging times; in fact, they guide us in all that we do. The priority at Lincoln is to reduce virus transmission rates and protect the health and safety of students and staff.
We continue to keep our students and employees connected and to be transparent and accountable with our community. As we are following physical distancing and other health and safety measures and limiting the number of people on-campus, learning will only occur via online/virtual platforms for all courses until further notice.
Across our digital campuses, we are focused on the future of our students, the future of learning at LUBM, and the future contributions of our graduates to this new world.
WHAT IS REAL-TIME VIRTUAL LEARNING?
The Real-Time Virtual Learning format (RTVL) modifies from onsite delivery of sessions to synchronous (real-time) online technology. Classes are held at a scheduled time and are designed to give students a convenient option when they might not find the course on a local campus. This is an instructional format where you log in to your course using the Virtual session link (Zoom, MS Teams, or Google Classroom) and use the Learning Management System (LMS) in the comfort of your home, work, library, favorite coffee shop, or anywhere and join the instructor and other students for a class session. Imagine taking a traditional course on campus except through your computer, similar to using WebEx, Teams, Google Classroom, Zoom, etc.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Students and faculty meet virtually in an online classroom through web conferencing equipment, including a camera and headset with a microphone to provide a rich, interactive “virtual” classroom. LMS deployed by the respective partner, awarding institution is the featured content tool in the RTVL course format. Faculty delivers key learning components, including lectures, discussions, activities, assignment discussions, and group projects through this technology. However, faculty also use the LMS to house course materials, including assignments, assessments, and supplemental content, to create a robust learning environment.
WHERE DO I GO FOR MY CLASS?
Students can meet the other classmates via Virtual Learning Platform, a dedicated space for RTVL, or at any off-campus location of their choosing and comfort, provided it is well equipped with a broadband internet connection (e.g., their primary office space or their home). All the lectures are recorded and available via LMS for future references. LUBM student support is available via email and phone as needed throughout the term.