University students go online
2012 is an era full of different open initiatives around the globe, but there is still one very important question for institutional learning: How is it possible to integrate online learning and face to face classes effectivly in a formal higher education setting?
As some of you may know, at IE University students from the bachelor degrees have large internship phases incorporated into their studyplans. All students are required to gain practical work experience with internships all around the globe (UK, USA, India, Germany, among many other countries) and at the same time theoretical and practical online classes. The study programs include both on-site and online sessions in a dynamic combination, unparalleled in any other school.
Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their professional fields right from the start of the program. This exercise in experiential learning allows partipcants the chance to engage directly with real-world professionals from the first year of the program.
As one of the professors mentioned: “This is a great opportunity for students to study and gain work experience at the same time. Personally i enjoy teaching online.”
Students enjoy their first online experience, “because it is an innovative way of colaborating instantly. This fosters a participatory culture and a lot of our future capacities.” – Welcome to the IE online experience.