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  1. 1. eCornell Briefing/Orientation<br />A powerful and flexible tool for building organizational capability<br />Cornell University - Ithaca, New York<br />
  2. 2. Technical Requirements<br />The Basics:<br /><ul><li>A computer
  3. 3. An internet Connection</li></ul>Details:<br />Your Browser must meet minimum requirements, including:<br />Cookies enabled.<br />Flash player plugin<br />javascript<br /><ul><li>If you are going to access the course within your company’s network, it is advisable to ask your IT first to make sure the site – and other applications needed to run it – is not firewalled.</li></li></ul><li>You should see something like this:<br />
  4. 4. Before You Start the Course<br />
  5. 5. Before your course opens…<br /><ul><li>Let us know immediately if you think you’ll be having problems doing the course
  6. 6. Reschedule may be had 48 hours before your course starts.
  7. 7. No guarantee, however; that we can reschedule you at your preferred reschedule date.</li></li></ul><li>eCornell Course Opening<br /><ul><li>eCornell courses are based in NY time,
  8. 8. opens at 10AM EST on the scheduled Wednesday, and close 2 weeks later on Tuesday 12AM EST.
  9. 9. The course is conducted in an asynchronous-manner.
  10. 10. you DO NOT need to be online when the course actually opens. You can login anytime thereafter.
  11. 11. No fixed time that you need to be online or on the course.  
  12. 12. try to login during the first three days of the course, logging in at a later period may have you overwhelmed with all the posts in the discussion board</li></li></ul><li>Throughout the Duration of Your Course<br /><ul><li>The course is two weeks long, you only have this period of time to complete all course modules.
  13. 13. It is strongly recommended that you do it “little and often”.
  14. 14. pace yourself and stay engaged to the course throughout the 2 weeks - even if its just popping in and out of the discussion boards. 
  15. 15. Try not to be in a situation where you're finishing the course a deadline rush to the finish as you won't get maximum ROI out of the experience.
  16. 16. Bottomline: we suggest an hour every other day:</li></ul> - More opportunity to interact with other students<br /> - To prevent yourself from being overwhelmed with too much work and postings.<br />
  17. 17. After the Two-Week Period<br /><ul><li>You have access to all content and material for another 6 weeks after the course is finished. 
  18. 18. take this time to read in more detail the course material and the postings from other students,
  19. 19. cut and paste information to keep.
  20. 20. You cannot download any of the material. But you can purchase the course notes for $29. </li></ul>Your coursenotes will look like this<br />
  21. 21. Maximizing Your Experience<br />Interaction is the hallmark of eCornell. <br /><ul><li>The discussion boards serve as the vehicle for interacting with the instructor and other members of your course.
  22. 22. You'll be in there with up to 32 participants from diverse companies & industries all around the world.
  23. 23. Do raise questions to your instructor. As for clarifications, give your point of view, disagree, etc…
  24. 24. When you make postings, invite feedback and comments
  25. 25. you can end your sentence by saying “what do the rest of you think?”, or “anyone has different experience?” etc, or just ask a question to the group. Ask thought provoking questions.
  26. 26. Do comment on other students’ postings, challenge their views, and share your experiences.</li></li></ul><li>Maximizing Your Experience<br /><ul><li>Try to bring in some of the things you are working on into the course discussions
  27. 27. take some of the course tips, lessons, practices and try to apply them on the job while in the course.
  28. 28. leverage on the instructor and group for their expertise, experiences, best practices and pitfalls to avoid. 
  29. 29. our model enables you to reflect, test and apply things in the real-world while you're in the course
  30. 30. If you don’t wish to post your question to the Professor in the DBs, you can always send him/her an email. You can also send email to your fellow students who have ‘shared’ the profile.</li></li></ul><li>Pass or Fail<br /><ul><li>You must complete the required discussion seeds and course assignments/evaluations by the end date to pass the course and earn your Letter of Completion
  31. 31. If you’ve successfully completed all required modules/projects you should see a screen similar below:</li></li></ul><li>Others<br /><ul><li>Feel free to make your Student Profile as robust as you'd like or keep private.
  32. 32. But the more you share with others, the more they will share with you.
  33. 33. You can upload a picture, share your title, company, professional and personal interests. You can also see your course-mates profiles as well. You can establish connections or add to your business networks beyond just the confines of an eCornell course.
  34. 34. Lastly, there is an eCornell alumni group where you can keep in touch with other alumni of eCornell as well as receive occasional free webinar (web seminar) invites.</li></li></ul><li>Other matters<br />Troubles?<br /><ul><li>If you have any trouble during your course, please contact me or Jeremy, directly. If you contact the eCornell helpdesk, do copy Jeremy, so that he can help follow up for you.</li></ul>Extensions?<br /><ul><li>If you feel you need an extension, please email your instructor directly, requesting so and copy Jeremy and your HR department. If you have completed at least 50% of your course, you will usually be granted an extra 2 days to complete.
  35. 35. Extensions are the sole discretion of the instructor. </li></li></ul><li>Structured Flexibility<br />
  36. 36. Our Contact Details<br />Ester Vanguardia<br />Team Leader – U21Global and eCornell<br />ester@genashtim.com, 09178221061<br />Jeremy Lapus<br />Corporate Client Relations <br />jeremy@genashtim.com, 09175221559<br />helpdesk@ecornell.com<br />