Can the University of Arizona's initiative of 100% Engagement mesh with UA Online?
Vincent Del Casino, the UA's vice provost of digital learning and student engagement, and Melody Buckner, director of digital learning, think the two are a good fit.
"Our online students need as much in terms of experiential education as our face-to-face students do," Del Casino says. "Whatever we're putting into the main campus, we're building into UA Online."
Visual discussion boards are one tool that is being used to enhance online classrooms.
"We are morphing our educational mode to be what people are doing in real life, which is through technology," Buckner said, noting that engagement takes many forms in the Digital Age.