Video conferencing technology provides students with the opportunity to attend class at multiple sites. Two-thirds of each course is taught in an electronic classroom and delivered via video conferencing technology; thus providing students the opportunity to interact with the professor and other students face-to-face from multiple sites. Students spend two-thirds of each course in the electronic classroom and one-third on web-based activities, providing students with flexibility and convenience in completing coursework. Each class meeting is videotaped, so that when students cannot attend class due to work requirements, they may view the missed class online via video streaming. Employers desiring to have their electronic conference room added as a videoconferencing site for the Shippensburg MBA program should contact the MBA director.
All students must be computer literate and have routine access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access 2007) in order to complete the 1/3 web-based component of the program.
All students admitted for Fall 2010 or later will be expected to have a laptop loaded with MS Office that they can bring to class. Although the university has been providing a limited number of laptops, those will gradually be phased out as they get older, and students will be expected to supply their own laptops in class.
The computer should be a Windows-based computer. For a new computer Windows 7 or Vista are recommended, More specific Windows 7 / Vista hardware requirements and upgrade advice can be found at Microsoft.com website.
Processor: The machine should have a dual processor or better. With regard to speed, the higher the MHz speed number is usually the better.
Monitor: The LCD flat panel monitor should be at least 17" or larger.
Memory: The size of the memory (RAM) available should be at least 2-3 GB. More is better.
Dedicated video cards are also recommended.
DVD+/-RW Drives have become the norm for external storage.