- June 18th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Hello LU Community,
I personally had a good experience with LUOnline while studying for my MBA. I know there have been some that have made some generalized overarching opinions, stating that LUO courses and course work wasn't challenging or stimulating, but I felt it was quite stimulating and challenging due to many different reasons. I actually felt like I learned a lot from the program due to well structured courses and course work. I feel like one of the biggest improvements they could make is to the length of their courses. I would like it extended from 8 weeks to possibly 10-12 weeks or a typical quarter system. I always felt like I had to dedicate lots of time to the work based on the accelerated time line of 8 week course. For those that are studying online due to family or work obligations, the 8 week course makes it very challenging, not beneficial to the student experience.
I graduated from LUO 13 years ago so it been a while since I reflected on the course work. Generally I thought the courses were built in a meaningful way, with good learning material, and good text books. I feel like educational results on gets is based two things, meaningful/challenging coursework, and the the effort that its put forward by the individual student. I believe professors in a online medium don't really teach you anymore in the traditional classroom sense. In my experience the professor has morphed into more of a facilitator/mentor role to provide feedback throughout the course. The mentor/facilitator role is also emulated in the traditional classroom model, but that is what I think online courses are designed. I feel like the student is doing is teaching themselves/absorbing the material, and which is the challenge in online learning. Of course this is my personal opinion, and your mileage may vary based on many different factors, which can be learning style, individual bias, personal experience, and many other factors. If I'm off in my evaluation of LUO, please forgive my ignorance.
LUaddict, Class of 2013