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An Investigation of Faculty and Student Experiences and the Move to Online Learning Following Hurricane Katrina

An Investigation of Faculty and Student Experiences and the Move to Online Learning Following Hurricane Katrina

In this paper, we provide a discussion of the experiences of faculty and students from the University of New Orleans during and following hurricanes Katrina and Rita to consider the implications for online teaching and learning. In addition to anecdotal discussion of faculty experiences, we examine representative postings from approximately 300 business students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  We consider what lessons can be learned about the role of the university in a disaster situation, the Katrina disaster, in this case.  Our emphasis is on the role of online instruction in such situations.  We provide a number of general findings about the student experiences and illustrate what occurred with excerpts from their online postings.

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