In addition to the in-person residencies, much of the MA in Urban Sustainability coursework occur in a high-touch online platform.
Class discussions and collaborations range from asynchronous [not at the same time] online forums to real-time online classrooms using the Adobe Connect meeting platform. In the process, students become adept at working, communicating, and presenting online in much the same way that creative, dispersed groups solve urban sustainability problems together from around the world.
Lectures may be presented in real-time on Adobe Connect or recorded and posted online so that students may access them at a convenient time.
Our program has been experimenting with ways of making our course sites more intuitive and easier to navigate than typical course management systems. Click on one of the images below to test-drive an example.
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