Wilmington University launched its Online Student Association

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.”

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Wilmington University launched its Online Student Association

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!

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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.

Campus Updates

Important Dates for Summer 2012

Summer Block 2 classes begin on Monday, July 9th 2012. Check out more important dates on the Wilmington University Academic Calendar. Remember that online courses begin on a Monday and end on a Sunday.

Did you Know?

Wilmington University currently has 3,698 students taking at least one online course?! Online courses allow you to squeeze that extra class in without having to travel to campus or enjoy all of your courses in the most flexible format available.

Please visit our library website often

The goal of the Library is to provide students with the resources and skills necessary to become self-directed life-long learners. There is much more available than you might realize when it comes to research materials and it is all at your fingertips. Did you know you can receive individual assistance directly from a librarian at Wilmington University? did you know you have access to over 5,000 e-books as a student? the materials available are endless and you may never have to leave our library website for your research!

Be sure to utilize our student success center!

This web page details many things including our online tutoring also known as smart thinking. There are many great tips about using an APA template and other resources necessary to achieve your goals!

Student Body Grows to 15,000

Do you want to know how to use Facebook effectively? Click on the below link for the tutorial It is very informational and helpful!

Facebook Education

There are tools available in Blackboard for every course. Please take time to get to know what help is available because the more you know, the better your experience for every course will be.

Blackboard tools

This is a great way to learn for the first time or enhance your skills on many different kinds of software we sue every day. The layout is very organized and it is easy to find the specific information you are looking for.

Free help

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Campus Updates

Important dates for Spring 2012

Did you know that Spring Semester classes will start on Monday, January 9,2012? check out more important dates on the Academic Calendar Virtual Career Fair. You dont even have to leave your home to attend this event! All jobs are posted online to review from your own computer.

Tips for scheduling your time

Feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? read these strategies on how to manage your time more effectively.

Check your web browser’s compatibility with Blackboard

This web page determines the capabilities of your web browser that are necessary for your Blackboard courses to work properly

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Welcome to Fall Semester!

This eNewsletter contains information on student services, academic resources, and tips to help you achieve your educational goals.

This edition features the following articles:

From Wilmington University: From around the web:

If you have any feedback or ideas regarding content for future editions, please email navigator@wilmu.edu. We read each and every piece of feedback we receive

Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Lucia Nemeth

Dr. Lucia Nemeth is an adjunct Wilmington University Online professor of English and Business. Dr. Nemeth grew up in Pennsylvania and received her B.A. in English from Haverford College. In 2007, she received her M.B.A from Wilmington University (then College), as well as her Doctorate, also in Education.

We’d like to thank Dr. Nemeth for her dedication to teaching and her enthusiasm for Wilmington University Online. Click here to view the entire Faculty Spotlight article.

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Library Guides at Wilmington University Library

This Resource Guide details the many types of materials available in the library’s collection. Wilmington University librarians hand-selected subject-specific databases, Web sites, books, and other sources for each discipline.

Since its launch, the Library’s LibGuides site has continued to expand. Now a total of twenty-five guides on a variety of topics, including course-specific guides, are available. Wilmington University Library LibGuides cover all major areas including Business, Education, Health & Nursing, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Technology.

View the Wilmington University Library LibGuides site now!

http://libguides.wilmu.edu

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New College Software Seeks to Personalize Recommendations

Imagine a system that collects information about students in order to make useful suggestions regarding course schedules, instructors, and services. Here are a few examples of how this system could benefit students:

  • New Students receives a link to the online orientation
  • A student with a high GPA receives a link to the honors program; a student with low grades will be pointed to tutoring services.
  • Based on the pattern of classes you’ve taken in the past, a class schedule will be created – already screened for prerequisites. They also don’t have a time conflict with when a work schedule.

There is a recently developed technology system called Sherpa which does just this. With more information about students, the suggestions could get more specific. What do you think about this type of technology? Is it a great new convenience or is data mining student information inappropriate?

Check out Where Wiley has been so far!

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On his way to a Caravel High School football game in Bear, Delaware!

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In front of MTV’s Jersey Shore Italian flag garage that was painted over in Seaside Heights, NJ!

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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!