Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Bartels, Amy L. "Exploring the Benefits of Asynchronous Online Learning in MNGT 360: Foundations of Organizational Behavior" (2021). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 191. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/191


This peer review course portfolio describes the shift from in-person teaching to an online, asynchronous format for MNGT 360: Foundations of Organizational Behavior. This course is offered in the Department of Management within the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My goal was to embrace the opportunities and tackle the challenges associated with online learning to generate learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom setting while concurrently creating an interactive environment to allow the students to learn from each other. I redesigned the group project to ease the challenges with online group dynamics and communication as well as the discussion boards. I generated new assignments that allowed students use technology and outside individuals to generate a greater understanding of the course content. Finally, I also sought to reexamine the course as a whole to determine how to help students retain and consider the course content so that it can be applied in their future careers. In this portfolio, I discuss the my learning during the process as well as directions for future course design.