What is a Learnathon?
Learnathons are scheduled, intense live virtual meetings. The meetings consist of instructor led review of key concepts, breakout team activities, discussion with industry experts, and opportunities for peer leadership. Learnathons leverage focused content to accelerate learning and achieve learning goals that require intense, concentrated interaction with instructors and team members.
How long and when is a Learnathon?
Learnathons are typically three hours on weeknights. The last 30 minutes of each Learnathon is reserved for review and questions.
Do I have to attend each Learnathon?
Yes, Learnathons replace traditional classroom lectures and discussion with intense focused sessions. If you miss even one Learnathon you will fall behind the class. Please see the Program Policy on missing Learnathons & Meetups.
Do I have to join each Learnathon over a broadband connection?
Yes, it is required that you join each learnathon from a traditional PC with a broadband connection. Typical mobile devices do not allow students to take advantage of the full capabilities and meaningful engagements during class.
What is a Meetup?
Meetup’s are spontaneous or arranged, live virtual or face to face meetings. The meetings are informal discussion sessions.
How long and when is a Meetup?
Instructor arranged live web Meetups are typically on weekends and are one hour. Students are also encouraged to Meetup on their own, either face-to-face or on the web.
Do I have to attend each Meetup?
For instructor arranged live virtual Meetups, you are expected to at least check-in at the start for 15 minutes. All other Meetups are optional but you are encouraged to attend. Networking is a critical part of the professional development component of the program.
What is Co-creation?
Co-creation is an instructional philosophy embedded in course design. Students generate knowledge in collaboration with the instructor and other students. Co-creation goes beyond reading or discussion, which are valuable in themselves as a tool for analysis but focus only on reaction. Co-creation is about synthesis – the generation of new ideas and new insights.
Why do I have to Co-create?
The most valuable skill you can learn in a Master’s degree is to generate new insights. In today’s fast paced digitally enabled society, facts and even packaged knowledge are available from many different sources. It is the interpretation of that available information that is most valuable to firms today.
How do I Co-create?
Co-creation opportunities include posting original insights on the class site, contributing ideas in teams, and synthesizing new insights in an informal Meetup.
What is an e-portfolio?
An e-portfolio, also known as electronic portfolio, digital portfolio, or electronic resume, is a collection of documents that display your skill sets and body of work. These documents are displayed on the web on a page that the user updates frequently. The e-portfolio is more formal than a Facebook page but more creative and open than a LinkedIn page. You can link your e-portfolio to LinkedIn – look for the “WordPress” option on LinkedIn.
Why should you create an e-portfolio?
An e-portfolio allows you to have a presence online so that people that are interested in you and your work can easily find you. This page can serve as your professional portfolio of work. Your site will automatically get placed into search engines and people will be able to find you easily on the Internet.
What can I include in my e-portfolio?
Include your resume as well as current and past projects. For example, showcase the results of a project. Do this by uploading the PowerPoint slides (use the Save as PDF option), record a YouTube video, or create a Sway presentation. Include complete descriptions of work experience such as specific responsibilities and reflections on what you learned. Personalize the e-portfolio by including professional pictures.
How can I use my e-portfolio?
Include the URL of the e-portfolio in your resume. Include e-portfolio URL in email signatures and on LinkedIn.
What is the difference among resumes, curriculum vitae’s, and e-portfolios?
The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are the length, what is included and what each is used for. A resume is a one or two page summary of skills, experience and education. A Curriculum Vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis. The CV elaborates on the education more than a resume does. CVs are usually used in academic and medical careers and are much more comprehensive. An e-portfolio integrates all the relevant information together in one space. The e-portfolio showcases your skill sets in depth.