Building a Community: How Rushford Fosters Connection in an Online Environment

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Building a Community: How Rushford Fosters Connection in an Online Environment

Digitalization and remote learning environments have significantly affected the landscape of education, but it has become necessary to foster a supportive learning atmosphere among online learners post-pandemic. Rushford Business School is known for its unique learning experiences going beyond the traditional classrooms. Our vibrant physical communities and campuses have had the opportunity for the students to adapt to new realities in the era of digitalization and the on-campus learning landscape. However, the essence of a competitive yet thriving educational school must not be confined to physical spaces but foster connections in an online environment to nurture a sense of belongingness in an online community.

We have passionately built our community that must embrace change, work in line with the young entrepreneurs and prepare students to face the challenges of the future. The global lockdown accelerated the online environment that was already on the way for many years. Rushford has been providing online learning programs with high-quality digital delivery having visible components of operations, primarily through integrated Global Immersion Programs.

Embracing Digital Frontier

Are you sceptical about the essential aspects of the Rushford Business School online learning experience? Worry not! The collaborative spirit to define the experience of Rushford’s online programs is not just engaging but an interactive digital frontier. We have embraced a more inclusive and interconnected environment than ever before, providing students with numerous opportunities to connect with peers, alumni, and industry professionals. Our newfound inclusivity through digital communication contributes to the richness and diversity of the student body, fostering unimaginable felicity. The digital transformation has opened the doors to new possibilities, enriching the educational experience for the students to prepare them for the evolving landscape of business and entrepreneurship.

Engaging Online Extracurricular Activities

In the tapestry of business school life, extracurricular activities weave a rich and colourful narrative, enhancing the educational learning journey. Traditionally, these activities were only a part of the curriculum for students taking on-campus programs fostering personal growth and interconnections. As the digital age is widening its horizon, unfurling limitless possibilities, Rushford Business School is replicating the nuanced experience of virtual teams. A realm of virtual clubs, conferences, virtual volunteering initiatives, and networking events nurtures the spirit of giving. Remarkably, our online communities are thriving where like-minded people converge their interests and pursuits regardless of their geographical location. The virtual stage provided to them serves as an intellectual discourse where students can glean pearls of knowledge and wisdom. In the virtual extracurricular activities, we focus on students to forge connections and cultivate talents to become part of a tapestry across time zones.

Faculty-Student Interaction

Hybrid learning style functions with chat boxes and discussion boards to make it easier for the students enrolled in online programs to ask questions, get clarifications, and share views. Over the past few years, we have seen disruptions in the world of business on many levels – COVID-19, the Russian-Ukraine war, and many others. Alongside, ground-breaking innovations have taken the world in awe and have allowed us to fully replicate an online experience that needs genuine social and in-person engagements at the institution. We have harnessed the digital domain to nurture the altruistic spirit of our students. The interconnected web of the digital sphere ensures that one-on-one discourse with instructors is accessible to all. Students at Rushford are provided with the opportunity to partake in the enchanting dance of discovery with mentors fostering intellectual pursuits. Our learning management systems offer a convenient learning methodology that allows you to learn at your own pace.

Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to succeed in your studies and achieve your academic and professional goals.

The Power of Peer Support

Peer-led study sessions are kin to a harmonious cadence in the orchestra of academia. We provide online forums, a bejewelled array of intellectual musings, and an electronic amphitheatre for the students in the cadence of collective learning. In the digital realm, a tapestry of online education is woven for each student to illuminate the topics from myriad angles. Our power of peer support is strong, and you can log anything from anywhere to access the course material and assignments, providing flexibility to fit your education into your busy schedule.

Online students are provided an opportunity to visit the school for a short period and participate in on-campus lectures, seminars and other events. This also often leads to a certificate of participation.

Our E-learning FAQs serve as a compass for learners, offering clear guidance on technical issues, course logistics, and other shared concerns. They are available 24/7 on our portal to empower students to find answers to their questions independently, improving the overall experience’s accessibility and convenience. In essence, FAQs are the unsung heroes of the online educational landscape that provide vital support to foster a positive and efficient learning environment.

Some E-learning FAQs are-

Is it challenging to learn how to use the online learning platform?

  • Our online learning platform is user-friendly and easy to use. The design and interface of the online learning platform plays a crucial role in designing steeper learning curves out of complex layout. Your existing technical skills are enough to get familiar with the digital tools and be involved in the platform’s features and functionalities. Before you begin your program, you will receive orientation documents that provide helpful information on how to use the platform and access the various features and resources available to you. If you have any questions or need additional support, our team is always here to help.

Whom do I contact for any technical issues?

  • You can contact the system administrator or reach out to our student advisors for any assistance.

Can I download the online study materials?

  • In our online learning program, you will have access to a variety of learning materials, such as study notes, video lectures, and simulations. The study notes are provided in PDF format, which you can download and save to your device for offline study. While the lectures and interactive materials cannot be downloaded, they can be accessed online at any time via our learning platform.

Our Contribution

Central to the success of building an online community, our faculty is a hub for collaboration, engagement, integrity, and communication. Our innovative learning platform facilitates real-time interaction for the students, allowing them to engage in study groups, online debates, and breakout rooms.

We are necessitating the online programs to build and nurture the communities while on-campus and in-classroom will always hold a special place in the hearts of the education learning experience. Our stakeholders believe that the role of business school is not only to provide a top-quality education but also to prepare students for the business world, contributing to their professional growth and opening their eyes and minds to different perspectives.

We have not just adapted to the challenges of the digital age but have thrived to create an interconnected online environment to enrich the educational experience for all. The bond of mutual learning and cultural development in the mosaic of perspectives transcends and unites seekers of knowledge. We offer networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals. Moreover, our personality assessment tool validated for MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) enables you to unlock the potential for personal growth. We understand that what was relevant five years ago is not relevant today; therefore, we offer an upgraded skillset for both people skills and technology skills. Our 50+ programs, with a 4-star QS rating, have two campuses where more students of more than 45 nationalities educate, fostering a collaborative and diversified environment. As we embrace the digital renaissance in education, we stand upright, offering a diverse array of tools and opportunities for learners of all backgrounds and aspirations.

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