Elevator Speech: Communication

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Elevator Speech6/27/07Recently, while running an errand at city hall, I ran in to a friend of mine from church. We both entered the elevator at the same time. Ann looked at me with surprise and asked what I had been up to lately. I recalled to her how I had often talked about wishing I had completed my degree. We both knew how I was more than reluctant to enter the college campus scene at my age.I said to her, “Well I’m doing it”.“You’re kidding”, she said.I asked her if she had heard of online universities. She had the same response that I did at first, believing them to be a sham. I told her that the University of Phoenix was well known and definitely accredited. That Axia was for real and I was finally going to be able to complete my degree. She asked how it worked; she might be interested also.I explained to her that all of the classes were held online. I told her that I was currently taking two classes. I could join in the class at any hour of the day, any day of the week.“How in the world can the class be available at any time”, she asked.I explained to her that there were many students and that we used asynchronous communication. Explaining that asynchronous meant we were on line at different times but able to each access the same information at any time. “Like with email, you know, we can communicate with each other even though we are not online at the same time”, I explained.I told her that class materials were available to all at any time. Then I explained how the instructor was also available, even on Sunday! I explained how, through different forums, we could ask questions and opinions. How we could communicate with all class...

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