Scientific American and NYU-Poly take a quantum leap together in online professional learning.
Scientific American and NYU-Poly, leaders in science and technology with over 300 years of combined experience, are offering a unique program for professionals that balances interactive, prerecorded content and live, engaging Webinar sessions. Lectures are presented as "Active Learning Modules," consisting of high-quality production video and graphics mixed with interactive elements that enrich the experience yet retain the flexibility and convenience of an online course.
In addition, students will participate in live Q&A Webinar sessions with their fellow learners and the instructor. These live Webinar sessions will allow for students and the instructor to share ideas through video, screen sharing, chat rooms, interactive polling and a built-in phone and VOIP line. Live Q&A sessions embrace the concept of peer-to-peer learning, allowing all participants to exchange ideas in this unique learning community.
By keeping class size to a smallish number of students, our courses encourage active learning and participation. The number of students per class will vary depending on the popularity of each course, but Scientific American and NYU-Poly are committed to providing a more personal educational experience than one would get in a large lecture hall or a MOOC.
Our one-week courses consist of:
Students will receive access to their courses about 7 days before the start date. Prior to that, we will hold optional orientation Webinars that provide a tour of the course system as well as other important information. The first three Webinars will be held January 17th, February 17th and March 10th, and they will be archived for later viewing. Information on attending these Webinars will be sent to students 7 days before each orientation session.
Technical requirements, including necessary software, can be found here.
After you have completed a course, NYU-Poly will provide a certificate of completion upon request. Contact information can be found here.
A full refund will be provided upon request up to 10 days before the course start date. Contact information can be found here.
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