Tuition Centre Model

The WSU degree program develops managerial and business development skills.

Based on recent research, the blended learning model, which combines synchronous and asynchronous is now the preferred model for online course design.


WSU adopted this method achieved by multiple activities such as:

  1. Live Events (Synchronous): Instructor-led learning events in which all learners participate at the same time, such as in a “virtual” classroom.
  2. Self-Paced (Asynchronous) Learning: Learning experiences that the learner completes individually, at his own speed and on his own time.
  3. Collaboration (Synchronous): Environments in which learners communicate with others, for example, e-mail, threaded discussions or debate forums on the LMS (Learning Management System).
  4. Assessment: A measure of learners’ knowledge. Pre-assessments can come before live or self-paced events to determine prior knowledge. Post-assessments can occur following live or self-paced learning events to measure the learning transfer.


WSU uses appropriate technology and believes in using the most cost-effective and freely available technology. WSU makes sure to provide adequate technical support while giving students and instructors time to adjust to the new technologies. One of the most important teaching strategies at WSU is through open communication. We believe that a key to success of any online education program is a high level of communication between students and teachers and between students and students.

At WSU, we focus on the three types of interactions:

  1. learner-content
  2. learner-instructor
  3. learner-learner

Some WSU classes are conducted online. Non-on-line classes which involve face-to face lectures will be held at the WSU campus located at 500. Ala Moana Boulevard , Suite 700 , Honolulu,Hawaii , 96813

Placement: WSU does not assist with any placements. Students should to enter the program already be in a job situation.

List of instructional methods and platforms:

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Learning Management system: Moodle
  • Online learning platform: WIZIQ
  • Personal emails
  • Skype for one to one discussions.
  • Dropbox for file sharing


  1. Syllabus / course outline posting: The syllabus will be posted and will be available on the WSU portal
  2. Self-Learning Tutorials
  3. i) Previously recorded online lectures will be uploaded to WSU portal for students to watch
  4. ii) Some courses will have tutorials with text and videos uploaded to the portal. Each of these courses will have

quizzes and assignments for self –evaluation

iii) Course Notes: Course notes will be posted to the WSU portal to supplement lectures and required readings.

  1. iv) Course Reference Materials, Readings, Cases
  2. v) Supplemental reading materials will be posted to the WSU portal for students to download and the links to

other websites are frequently provided as references.

  1. Online Forums: Structured online Forums, set by the instructor provide group discussion on course activities and

assignments, by the use of real-time chat, the instructor can ask questions like in the traditional classroom.

The online Forum, also allows the instructor to give the students immediate feedback, questions, evaluate the students’


  1. Email: Email will be used to allow students to communicate with their instructor.
  2. i) Students will be able to ask questions and send assignments to their instructor if they encounter a problem with the WSU portal.
  3. ii) The instructor can use email to send evaluated assignments back to the students in case there is a problem with the WSU portal.

iii) Since WSU offers distance education for the delivery of its degree programs, no more than seven (7)

calendar days will elapse between the institution and/or faculty member’s receipt of student lessons, projects, theses, or dissertations and the institution/faculty member’s mailing of its response or evaluation.

  1. Bulletin Boards, Group Discussion Boards, Digital Drop Boxes: These tools will allow the students to collaborate on

projects, exchange ideas and work with in group activities.

  1. Online Testing: tests prepared by the instructor of the course will be used as: True or false, multiple choice,

matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions, Long or short essay questions.

  1. Feedback: The WSU portal (using Moodle) ensure that students receive sufficient timely feedback.


Virtual Classroom: Online, interactive class sessions between students and instructor, using WizIQ, may be used to complement or substitute face-to-face classrooms. Other web-based tools may be incorporated as audio chat,video classroom, white boarding, etc.

Equipment & Materials

As a student you are responsible for having access to a PC or Laptop/iPad or other electronic tool to go online and work on your assignments and projects. You are also responsible for having a functioning headset as well as microphone. You will also need to have setup email account privately or having consent by your company to use the office email services.