CEGE Connection stands with all Nova Scotians
Derek Tay’s name comes with many titles – online curriculum designer, course manager and online content specialist, all of which confirm he is the technology wizard behind CEGE’s on-line delivery system. His ability to introduce and explain complex high-tech systems to others is recognised and appreciated by students and professors.
Technology has transformed CEGE’s delivery system. Many will recall sending in assignments via fax, courier and email. Now MBA students have the advantage of virtual classrooms, discussions, course dropboxes and progress reports via Brightspace. The latest innovations: profile enhancements and ePortfolio.
Derek explains how students use Brightspace to customize and share their information.
Like most online “communities” these days, Brightspace has a profile section where each community member (students in the case of Brightspace) are able to customize their personal information that is displayed to the other community members. This can easily be done by simply clicking their name in the right corner of the site and choosing profile. There are several items that can be changed and edited at the discretion of the learner.
There is also a location on Brightspace called ePortfolio. This is a bit more complicated than the Learner Profile. Here students can add details from specific classes to save for other classes. Additionally, they can share items from their ePortfolio with other members of the community not unlike one would share items from their Facebook page. The goal of this portion of Brightspace is to help foster Communities of Learners.
Based on current research, one of the main ways to improve student learning is to ensure that students feel that they are part of a community. ePortfolio strives to make that happen by providing another way for students to connect that is not entirely course related. The other advantage of ePortfolio is that it is cumulative over the student’s life at the university, which means items that are placed in it at the beginning of a program remain until they finish the program. This allows students to go back to critical items from previous classes and easily access them.
On a personal note, I enjoy helping students learn and explore new technology. I genuinely hope that my efforts make the student experience better and technology easy.
Learning Coordinator MBA (FS/L) Program
Editors Note: From CEGE Connection Archives, this post was originally published on November 28, 2016.
Save the Date
CEGE is heading to Vancouver!
The planning has begun! Martine Durier-Copp will be in Vancouver next month and we welcome all MBA FS, MBA L, MPA(M), MIM students, alumni, friends of Dalhousie and their guest to join her for a cocktail reception on November 14, 2019.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan Hotel, Diva at the Met
645 Howe Street, Vancouver
This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your Dal peers, build new relationships and to catch up with what is happening at Dalhousie, the faculty and the programs.
Are you celebrating an anniversary? When we recognize milestones, we are reminded of the robust ties that bind our alumni community through the years
A special shout out to the Class of 1999 commemorating their 20th Anniversary, the Class of 2004 their 15th Anniversary, the Class of 2009 their 10th Anniversary, the Class of 2014 their 5th anniversary, and the newest member of the Alumni family, the class of 2019 – come celebrate with Dalhousie!!
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CFAME Connection’s December 1, 2016 post was a look back to the name iterations that occurred since the beginning of the MBA (FS) program almost twenty-two years ago. There was also a nod to the future in a final reminder that names evolve when presented with fresh opportunities.
Many will remember graduating under the banner of “Office of External Graduate Programs.” When the MBA (FS) team joined forces with the MPA(M) and MBA (IT) teams under one roof, a search for a new name began. In March 2005, CFAME – The Centre for Advanced Management Education came into being.
May 2018, CFAME Connection has a new name: CEGE Connection, a reflection of CFAME’s recent name change to The Centre for Executive & Graduate Education. This is an exciting time to consider enrolling in an academic journey. The Centre for Executive & Graduate Education can help you achieve your career goals in a way that is flexible and accommodating to the working professional.
The name, Centre for Executive & Graduate Education, honours the past and adds to a vibrant history that belongs to all graduates.