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STEM Education Institute Announcement: Tuesday Talk Info
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- Subject: STEM Education Institute Announcement: Tuesday Talk Info
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- Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:51:53 -0400
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Institute
Tuesday, April 5, 4 PM
Hasbrouck Lab, Room 138, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Public Health, UMass
"The UMass Online MPH in Nutrition Degree Program: An Interactive
Approach to Professional Development."
The new online Master of Public Health in Nutrition degree was designed
based on a decade of experience developing asynchronous interactive
online programs. For interaction and collaboration, the MPH in Nutrition
uses Blackboard Vista, Moodle, and Wimba Live Classroom. Students
consider issues from their work and community in individual or group projects and case studies, while
reflecting on achievement of Public Health Nutrition competencies using discussions
and e-portfolios. The program has rapidly grown to include 50 nutrition and health
professionals participating from all over the world. Formative
evaluation (n=29) conducted in September of 2010, indicated that most students have
applied the coursework in their current positions, including for
grant-writing, research, and evaluation. Most students appreciate the
flexibility of online learning and many cite the student-student and
student-instructor interaction and relevant coursework as program strengths.
However, some students do find the time commitment to be challenging,
and recommend timely feedback from instructors. Overall, almost all
students agree that the MPH in Nutrition is meeting their professional development
needs and learning goals.
The program begins at 4 PM; refreshments at 3:45 PM.
Parking available at the Campus Center Garage.
For more information, contact STEM Ed Institute at 545-0734