WebNet+ The Webster Networked Experience

Can't make it to campus every week due to work travel? Need the flexibility of signing on to class from your computer at home with the live interaction of an in-person course? Looking to connect with a subject matter expert located in a different area? Webster University is proud to be able to offer students classes via WebNet+, Webster's Networked course delivery method. 

WebNet+ connects students and faculty in real time to learn, engage and collaborate. This allows Webster students from any location to enroll in one of the selected courses offered and participate virtually in discussions and activities.  Webnet+ Courses are synchronous, which means that students are expected to login and participate throughout the entire session through technology such as WebEx or Vidyo.

Common Questions:
What courses are offered via WebNet+?
Are there full programs available via WebNet+?
What equipment will I need to take a WebNet+ course?
What software should I expect to use to connect to my WebNet+ course?
What is it like to take a course in the WebNet+ format?
How can I prepare to take a WebNet+ course?
What technical support is available to me if I am enrolled in a WebNet+ course?
Am I able to take any course offered via WebNet+ from my home? 

 What courses are offered via WebNet+?

Courses are constantly being added to the WebNet+ schedule. You can find the latest listing of courses below:

See 2016-2017 Academic Calendar for term dates

Spring I 2017

Course Number and Section Locations Day Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time Eastern Time
PADM 5000 W1 Public Administration LRAF From Home Thursdays 3:30-7:30pm 4:30-8:30pm 5:30-9:30pm 6:30-10:30pm
PADM 5850 W1 Research and Assessment in Public Administration LRAF From Home Wednesdays 3:30-7:30pm 4:30-8:30pm 5:30-9:30pm 6:30-10:30pm
SPSM 5000 W1 Space Environment COLO From Home Wednesdays 3:00-7:00pm 4:00-8:00pm 5:00-9:00pm 6:00-10:00pm
SPSM 5740 W1 Orbital Mechanics COLO From Home Tuesdays 3:00-7:00pm 4:00-8:00pm 5:00-9:00pm 6:00-10:00pm

 

Find out more helpful information via the SHRM Certification website.

Are there full programs available via WebNet+?

Webster University is pleased to announce that the Master of Arts in Public Administration and Master of Science in Space Systems Operations Management are now launching in the WebNet+ format. Students interested in these programs should keep in mind that they will require synchronous meetings across all timezones. Please see the schedule above for course details. Check back for updates and information!

What equipment will I need to take a WebNet+ course?

Students participating in a Webnet+ course will need internet access, a computer with a web camera, speakers, and a microphone.  This allows the student to be seen and heard while they participate in the session. 

What software should I expect to use to connect to my WebNet+ course?

Students will receive an email from their instructor including the link and password information they will need to join their class one week prior to class beginning. If you have not received this information you will want to reach out to your instructor directly.
Webster University currently uses two platforms to deliver WebNet+ courses based on the course needs. Students should receive notification from their instructor regarding which platform they will be using to. Students who will be using WebEx for their course is encouraged to visit the WebEx site (https:///websteru.webex.com). Review the Support Center resources in order to conduct a set-up of WebEx on your computer. Students who will be using Vidyo is encouraged to review the Vidyo site (www.vidyo.com) to learn more about using Vidyo prior to the start of the course.

What is it like to take a course in the WebNet+ format?

WebNet+ courses are media rich, synchronous, interactive learning experiences. Students who enroll in a WebNet+ course should expect to attend class sessions at the noted time. Students should expect to allow themselves time to login and connect to the class, to test their equipment prior to their first login and to familiarize themselves with the software their instructor will use to deliver the course.  

How can I prepare to take a WebNet+ course?

Students can prepare themselves to take a WebNet+ course by familiarizing themselves with WorldClassRoom. Instructors will utilize WorldClassRoom to share documents and supporting materials with students, to accept assignments and administer quizzes, midterms and finals. 

 What technical support is available to me?

If you have questions related to the content of your course, activities or grades you will want to reach out to your instructor directly via WorldClassRoom or email.

If you have technical questions regarding your computer or system requirements please contact the Media & Academic Technology Services department for assistance.

If you have questions about what courses are available via WebNet+ or how to enroll please contact the Online Learning Center at studyonline@webster.edu

 Am I able to take any course offered via WebNet+ from my home?

All courses listed on this page are available to be taken from home. If you need assistance enrolling please contact studyonline@webster.edu with your student ID and the course number you are interested in.   

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