The Ashbrook Center’s new MAHG Live Online courses give busy teachers and education professionals new options to earn graduate credit or pursue a master’s degree without disrupting their personal or professional responsibilities.
MAHG Live Online courses meet via webconference once per week for seven weeks on a weekday evening or on a Saturday morning. Unlike typical “online” courses in which students correspond with instructors and other students via online bulletin boards — often waiting days or weeks for a response — our students and professors are connected in real-time. With MAHG Live Online, when a student asks a question he will get an immediate response. Enrollment in each MAHG Live Online course is capped at just 16 students, leaving each class just large enough to foster quality discussion, but still small enough that the participants get to know each other.
The MAHG Live Online courses feature many of the same scholars who teach our summer semester courses. MAHG professors include full-time faculty from Ashland University’s own Department of History and Political Science, as well as well-known and widely published visiting history and political science faculty from other institutions across the country.
MAHG Live Online uses Cisco’s WebEx technology to create the most interactive learning environment available outside of a traditional classroom. No expensive or sophisticated equipment is needed.
The Ashbrook Center is very excited to be offering this new option to our MAHG Program students. We believe it will make the MAHG Program even more convenient to our students, who already come to us from across the nation, by allowing them to complete a portion of their coursework without having to travel.