Virtual universities come in two models. First there is the new, stand alone online university; one that will have a very difficult road ahead getting established. The other is a stand-alone and/or an integrated online program development at an established traditional university. Regardless of the intent, getting established is a difficult and arduous road. This seems particularly poignant when the motivation is keep up with another school or schools or to naively start a virtual campus just to increase revenue and allegedly make huge profits. Attempts by major schools to do just that fell flat on their face.
Many reasons can account for this. They include faculty resistance, student resistance, administrator resistance, trying to be all things to all people, bundling successful onground classes with virtual classes, blended classes, inept online faculty, and one of the most telling problems--selecting the wrong course/learner management system.
Individuals and organizations with a desire to educate online often have little or no guidance in the proper protocol and the measures that are sure to permit such training to stand out. Thousands of organizations and many more individuals attempt to start online programs and even virtual universities. Few are successful. The reasons as noted above can both simple and complex, but one thing is certain, there is a right way and a wrong way.
If you or your organization have ever thought about starting a virtual university either as a stand alone or as a new contingency to existing on-ground programs, you are going to need assistance. The Academy's trained specialists are seasoned veterans. We have experienced the trauma and dealt with the uncertainty of how exactly one must proceed to establish a viable and exceptional virtual online program delivery system and exceptional classes. How does a virtual program enter into a traditional environment or how does an organization begin to start a brand new university? Let us guide you in --
- how to get started,
- how to manage your new online education venture, and
- how to be successful.
For a no cost consultation, submit the following information to us and be sure to comment on your organizations special needs and wants.