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Лекция Брэда Харгривса "Учись и делай" 22 апреля для проекта Knowledge Stream центра Digital October - http://digitaloctober.ru/events/knowledge_stream_uchis_i_delay

Лекция Брэда Харгривса "Учись и делай" 22 апреля для проекта Knowledge Stream центра Digital October - http://digitaloctober.ru/events/knowledge_stream_uchis_i_delay

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  • 1. HELLODigital OctoberApril 2013
  • 2. GENERAL ASSEMBLY TRANSFORMS THINKERS INTOCREATORS THROUGH EDUCATION ANDOPPORTUNITIES IN TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS, ANDDESIGN.WHAT IS GENERAL ASSEMBLY?
  • 3. 51,000 STUDENTS TO DATE8 ACTIVE CAMPUS LOCATIONS45,000 SQ FEET OF GLOBAL REAL ESTATE150+ HIRING PARTNERS22 FORTUNE 500 CLIENTS8500 HOURS OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT1,000+ GRADUATES OF INTENSIVE PROGRAMSHIGHLIGHTS 3
  • 4. HOW WE GOT HEREOVERVIEW‣ Launched in January 2011 in NYC as a space fortechnology, entrepreneurship and design‣ Offered hour-long evening classes‣ Saw community demand for practical education‣ Offered first 12-week course in late 20114
  • 5. GA OFFERS SKILLS-BASED EDUCATION ON TOPICSIN TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS AND DESIGN.PRODUCTSWEB DEVELOPMENTIMMERSIVEFRONT-END WEBDEVELOPMENTBACK-END WEBDEVELOPMENTPRODUCTMANAGEMENTDIGITALMARKETINGBUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS& TACTICSDATASCIENCECOMPUTER SCIENCEFUNDAMENTALSUSER EXPERIENCEDESIGN
  • 6. GENERAL ASSEMBLY – GLOBAL VIEW 6
  • 7. CONTEXT:OVERVIEW‣ High youth unemployment rates around the world‣ 23% in EU, 16% in US under the age of 25‣ Traditional colleges aren’t focused on teaching skills‣ Number of computer science graduates in US hasfallen over the past 25 years7
  • 8. GA EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:OVERVIEW‣ We start in the workplace‣ We partner with practitioners‣ We teach through application and practice‣ We iterate with each experience of the course8
  • 9. PHASE 1: DISCOVER & DEFINEOVERVIEW 9PHASE 2: DESIGN & DELIVERDISCOVER: Interview hiringmanagers and practitionersDEFINE: Understand ourtarget audience and outlinestudent learning objectivesDESIGN: Working closely withpractitioner-instructors todesign or redesign the courseDELIVER: Observing class,debrief with instructors, andanalyze feedbackWE APPROACH CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN AN ITERATIVE MANNER – OUR CONTENT IS IN APERPETUAL “BETA” AS WE’RE ALWAYS IMPROVING.
  • 10. •  Relevant curriculum & instructors•  Access to a network of similarly-motivated professionals•  Opportunities to practice & hone skills•  Preparation for job readiness•  Blended education and employment•  Direct connections to employers10OUTCOMESOUTCOMES @ GA:
  • 11. Ø  Total number of graduates in first class: 17Ø  94% of graduates went on to achieve desired outcome after 1.5 monthsØ  (1 more coming!)Ø  Outcomes included companies such as:as:11CASE STUDY: OUTCOMESWEB DEVELOPMENT IMMERSIVE
  • 12. 12OUTCOME TESTIMONIALS
  • 13. BUSINESSFUNDAMENTALS &TACTICSCASE STUDY
  • 14. BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS AND TACTICSCASE STUDY: OVERVIEWØ  Focus on developing skills with practical applications that allow individuals to tacklebusiness problems from day oneØ  McKinsey partnership:Ø  Feedback on curriculum and course objectivesØ  McKinsey alums as teachersØ  Collaborative admissions process14
  • 15. BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS AND TACTICSCASE STUDY: PROCESS-  Identified learning outcomes-  Identified target audiences for course-  Developed session topics and real world application-  Developed course projects using real world companies-  Iterate with McKinsey for feedback and additional input-  Sourced instructors from McKinsey current employees and alumni15
  • 16. GA EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:OVERVIEW‣ We start in the workplace‣ We partner with practitioners‣ We teach through application and practice‣ We iterate with each experience of the course16
  • 17. THANKS!

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