SPGS Online Learning Philosophy
Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies offers online education programs to working professionals, particularly to individuals who experience time, schedule or geographical restraints. Online learning at Baker University SPGS closely aligns with the SPGS mission to meet the lifelong learning needs of nontraditional and other students. Baker University is committed to growth and finding innovative ways to extend quality educational opportunities through multiple modalities to working professional students.
Institutional Policy Regarding Online Courses
Asynchronous online courses are developed using curriculum designed by faculty who are considered subject matter experts in consultation with the director of curriculum. Learning services staff members use curriculum guides, faculty notes, texts and other resources to adapt the course content and instructional strategies to fit an online format.
Online learning takes place using Moodle, Baker University's learning management system, to create an online classroom setting in which instructors and students interact.
Online courses are scheduled in consultation with the director of instruction.
Definitions Regarding Online Teaching & Technology
Asynchronous Learning: All online courses at Baker University are asynchronous. An asynchronous class allows students to access course materials at any time during the course, though students are never required to log in at a set time
Moodle: Moodle is a learning management system, or a software application, that makes course content readily available to students. Moodle acts as an online classroom. This classroom contains your reading assignments, papers and projects, tests, opportunities to discuss course concepts, and additional learning opportunities.