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 How our courses are offered

Each course consists of 10 modules. The total time for each course is estimated at 150 hours. All courses are offered through a combination of Internet-based delivery and face-to-face interaction.

Module content is delivered using Internet-based communication methods. This on-line delivery is supplemented by face-to-face interactions at some or all of the following key milestone points: at the beginning of the course, after the mid-point of the course and at the conclusion of the course. At these milestone points, conferences (typically on weekends) are held to provide opportunities for workshops, guest speakers, face-to-face discussions and presentations.

The table below outlines the main components of the courses we offer. Please note, however, that the specific approach of each course will vary.

 

"Weekly" Tasks

Average Time
per Module

Evaluation

Directed Reading, PowerPoints and Videos.

Covering supplied text, articles, websites, or multi-media presentations

2.0

Included as a component of items listed below

Self-Directed Research To Extend Reading Materials.

This may involve Internet-based or other search for related materials and documenting findings in an on-line log

1.0

Included as a component of items listed below

Self-Assessment Quiz.

10 questions based on supplied materials

0.5

  .5% per module
for a total of 5%

Open-ended Review Questions.

Based on supplied materials and self-directed research.

0.5

  .5% per module
for a total of 5%

Chat room participation.

Each student is expected to participate in a group discussion involving a chat room or conference call with the course tutor. Cases and assignments will be debriefed as well.

1.0

.5% per module
for a total of 5%

Questions/discussions with tutor.

Each student is expected to report on and discuss the abovementioned activities with the tutor via e-mail or telephone.

0.5

.5% per module
for a total of 5%

Total

5.5 hours per module;
for a total of 55

20%


Alternating "Bi-Weekly" Tasks

Time

Evaluation

Cases. (4 cases over 10 modules)

Will usually involve reading a supplied case and discussing it in a chat room or by conference call with tutor. May overlap with self-directed research to discover, supplement or create a case.

3.75 hours per case
for a total of 15

2.5% per case
for a total of 10%

Hand-in Assignments. (4 assignments over 10 modules)

Assignment deliverables will develop or refine key knowledge areas or competencies related to the subject matter. Assignments will be cued-up and debriefed in chat room or conference call with the course tutor.

7.5 hours per assignment
for a total of 30

5% per assignment
for a total of 20%

Total

45 hours in total

30%


Other Tasks

Time

Evaluation

Project

Done in groups of three selected during Conference 1. The project may involve a variety of deliverables, including multi-media presentations, web sites, reports, etc. The project may be presented for evaluation at Conferences 2 and 3. Evaluations will be done jointly by faculty and students attending the presentations.

30 hours, including preparing presentation for Conference 2.

25%, including presentation at Conference 2

Conference 1

An opening conference at the beginning of the course to enable course participants to meet face to face, with each other and the instructors.

3 hours

 

Conference 2

A 1-1.5 day conference mid-way through course to enable course participants to meet face to face, hear invited speakers, and participate in activities such as team building, etc.

10 hours

 

Conference 3

A 1-1.5 day conference at the end of the course to enable course participants to meet face to face, hear invited speakers, present their projects to fellow course participants, and evaluate the course. Will include a final written or oral evaluation (exam).

10 hours

 

Evaluation.
Every course has a final evaluation.

3 hours

25%

Total

50 hours

50%

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