On March 11, 2013, Wilmington University launched its Online Student Association! Since the launch, many online students have participated in introductory discussion boards, networking, idea sharing, offering support and many opportunities within the organization. The online student association is a way for online students to communicate with each other outside of the classroom setting. The idea has taken off and is benefiting students in many ways. The club is open to all Wilmington University students and is a great way to connect. Check it out!
Watch this short video to learn more about the Online Student Association!
“We are excited to open up the Online Student Association,” said Kelly Clayton, the Online Student Navigator. “It opens a new pathway for our students who are taking classes from a distance to connect with the Wilmington University community.”
This Blackboard Organization has been created to serve as a virtual community for WU students that are taking online classes. Participants will have a chance to network with other students, faculty, and staff in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the classroom.
Watch this short video to learn more about the Online Student Association![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U91T3GIkxHc&w=560&h=315]
You can interact from a distance by participating in various online activities:
Participate in a Discussion Board. You can enter to win a $25 Visa Gift Card by participating in the discussion board of the month!
Each month, students will have the opportunity to attend an online group meeting. The purpose of this meeting is for students to ask questions, express concerns, and share ideas. This meeting will be held using Blackboard Collaborate – a webinar tool similar to Skype.
Participate in a Wiki.
Read about previous students have been selected as Student of the Block. Also, learn how to apply to be the Student of the Block for an upcoming term.
The Online Learning Department in collaboration with the Student Life Department, is hosting a video contest to give all Wilmington University students the opportunity to share what they like about Wilmington University campus life or online classes.
How to Enter
- What 5 words would you use to describe what you like about campus life at Wilmington University?
- What 5 words would you use to describe what you like about online classes at Wilmington University?
Campus Life Examples[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE0JDglK778&w=560&h=315]
Online Classes Examples[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu5Ns3xp2hM&w=560&h=315]
During the week of November 8-12, Wilmington University along with other schools around the nation celebrate National Distance Learning Week by showcasing their programs for current and prospective students. Read more below about Wilmington University’s endeavors to celebrate NDLW.
Wilmington University Online students were encouraged to log on to Facebook and enter the Where’s Wiley Photo Competition. Check out the submissions below and click here to find out if your favorite picture won!
Wilmington University Online students and faculty were surveyed to find out what they enjoy most about online learning or teaching. Below is a sample of their responses:
- The flexibility of completing my work around my busy life. With online learning there is no excuse that one cannot complete their degree.
- I learn more when I take online classes than going to school.
- Direct, quick and fast way to learn.
- It has flexible times and saves a lot of gas money.
- I have met many interesting students from across the country. Students also get an opportunity to relate their experiences to the coursework.
- The use of different technology to communicate during the semester. I really enjoyed his weekly messages to the class that he posted on YouTube.
- I travel often for work; so online courses offer me the ability to stay in college while I advance my career.
- Not fighting for parking on-site.
Did you know there are Wilmington University students in Hawaii? In fact, students are taking classes in 415 different zip codes across the US! Each red marker on the map below represents one of these zip codes.
Check out this video for other interesting facts about Wilmington University Online that may surprise you.
On his way to a Caravel High School football game in Bear, Delaware!
In front of MTV’s Jersey Shore Italian flag garage that was painted over in Seaside Heights, NJ!
Wiley getting his feet wet in Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach!
Now it’s YOUR turn to join the fun and win cool prizes! It’s simple – just take a picture with Wiley in the photo and then post the picture on the Where’s Wiley Event Wall on the Wilmington University Online Facebook Page. There will be grand prizes for the top 3 winners and also giveaways for every online student whom submits their photo. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite photo!