The New Classroom: How The Australian Institute of Business is Redefining Online Learning

MBA Blog / 19th June 2024

Alexandra Skinner talks to the Australian Institute of Business  

As modern professionals seek further education opportunities that suit their evolving needs, there has been a significant shift towards online MBAs. This movement extends beyond growing digitalisation; it’s a response to an increased demand for flexibility, accessibility and career-oriented curriculums. According to Forbes, 2022 marked the first year that students in online MBA programmes outnumbered their in-person peers. While many traditional institutions are struggling to keep pace, one stands out for its forward-thinking approach to online course delivery. The Australian Insititute of Business (AIB) offers an online MBA where accessibility, interactivity, practicality and support redefine the educational journey.

Online Delivery

Traditional Online MBAs

Online education offers a unique opportunity to reimagine how content is delivered, making it more interactive, engaging and adaptable to individual learner needs. Despite the widespread adoption of online education in recent years, many institutions have not fully embraced its potential. Failing to understand the key differences between online and in-person classrooms limits both the effectiveness of
their programmes and the impact on their students’ learning experiences.

AIB’s Online MBA

At the core of AIB’s online MBA programmes is their industry-leading Student Learning Portal. The platform features a range of multimedia materials, including articles, videos, podcasts, webinars and forums for engaging with classmates and Online Learning Facilitators. It also gives students access to key study tools such as LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Office 365, as well as a diverse range of academic and wellbeing support.

The portal prioritises accessibility and inclusivity, with AIB dedicated to providing equal access to learning resources through audio, video and visual accessibility initiatives. These measures address the needs of students with disabilities and accommodate diverse learning styles, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to engage with the material in a way that best suits them.

In addition to the portal, the myAIB app enables learners to study anytime, from anywhere. There are many ways that learning can easily be integrated into a daily routine, such as listening to lectures on daily
commutes, studying during work lunch breaks or listening to audio versions of course material while working out.

“I travel very extensively for work, and from one month to the next, I just don’t know where I’m going to be in the world. By studying online, I was able to travel and keep up with study in different places and time zones. It was a challenge to get it done, but I certainly wouldn’t have been able to do it without that flexibility. I also found AIB to be very helpful in giving structured suggestions on how to make sure that I kept enough time for family and friends.” – Andrew Collins, AIB Graduate

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