At Brandeis GPS, our approach to online learning is unique and our courses are designed with you in mind. Our online class sizes are small (typically 20 or fewer students), which provides our students with individualized access and support from their instructors, and an environment that allows for rich interaction with your classmates.
Our instructors are working professionals, and their online courses feature customized, instructor-created content, so you’re not just learning from a textbook – you’re learning from experts in their field. Our instructors are trained in the latest techniques and tools to maximize your online learning experience. Our online courses are carefully designed, easy to navigate, and highly structured, so you can focus on learning.
Here are a few additional benefits of our online courses:
The tools students need for online learning
All courses within our programs use LATTE, the University's online learning environment. See our technical requirements for more information.
A typical online course
In many ways, our online courses resemble traditional, in-person courses except that our standard week begins on Wednesday and ends on Tuesday. On each course LATTE page, you should expect:
During the Wednesday-Tuesday week, you will:
For online learning, participation through the course forums is critical. As a result, online participation makes up at least 30% of students’ final grades. The instructor uploads graded work for students, including feedback on participation.
The skills our students use for online learning
Strong reading and writing skills: our courses rely heavily on written material. In addition to weekly readings, course content includes weekly online “lecture notes,” supplemental readings, articles, case studies, and discussions. Students participate in the course through regular, written assignments and discussion posts.
Effective time-management skills: using the syllabus, weekly checklists, the online calendar and an assignments tool, students follow the course schedule and meet weekly assignment expectations. Students commit on average at least nine to 15 hours per week throughout the 10 weeks and log onto the course regularly throughout the week.
Comfort with the technology: students learn to use online learning technology effectively and contact student support for technological help as soon as they encounter a problem.
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Please join us for our next Virtual Open House. Check out our Admissions Events to see a listing of upcoming program specific Virtual Open Houses, and get connected with program chairs, current students and administrative staff at GPS.
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