Why would you want your online students to count the number of items of cereal in a small container, a cup, of Froot Loops™? I get asked that question when I suggest that you have your students go to the grocery store and purhase a 1.5 oz container or Froot Loops™. The cost is about $1.25, or if the student has childen you can usually get four for $5.00. This exercise is good for courses in logistics, supply chain management, retail management, hospitality, packaging, marketing, manufacturing and materials management.
By Dr. Randall Cuthbert
Associate Professor, Emergency & Disaster Management at American Public University
Online learning offers an incredible opportunity to meet and get to know professionals from your field from across the country and around the world. It would take more than my ten fingers to count the number of folks that have attained jobs because of connections they’ve made in my classes.
But that is not enough. No matter how much a peer or potential supervisor learns about you in your online class, they still don’t know you. Not really.