On-line learning at Northeastern Seattle will include rigorous courses taught by Northeastern faculty in a web-based environment. On-line learning may be incorporated to hybrid course programming for a particular program, but it might also be the main means of learning for other programs. The Northeastern Seattle model supports seamless learning which is learning that occurs in a continuum of time, space, and technologies (Open University Innovation Report, 2012). Faculty leverage the technologies available that emphasize both synchronous or real time learning in both virtual and physical spaces, and asynchronous or not real time learning that occurs within personal and social online spaces. A student can expect faculty to student interactions as well as student to student interactions.
What does a student need to successfully take a course on-line?
A student requires a computer with a strong Internet connection, email, and basic computer skills. A camera and microphone is also helpful. Courses at Northeastern University-Seattle are taught on-line using Blackboard, a web-based course management system where interactions between students and faculty take place in addition to content, exams, discussions, etc. You can see an example of Northeastern University on-line course information here. While your individual course may be different, the demonstration of Blackboard will be helpful in understanding the course management system used.
Angela L.E. Walmsley, Ph.D.
Associate Dean – Academic
Dr. Walmsley is the Associate Academic Dean for Northeastern Seattle; she focuses on the academic programs offered a the Graduate Campus. As a former professor in research methods and education, Dr. Walmsley focuses on high quality graduate programming for working adults pursuing a higher degree.
Dean Tayloe Washburn was a guest columnist this week for the Puget Sound Business Journal. In his post titled, Sound Perspectives: Importance of education access, transit, income inequality and the green transformation, he talks about four key areas that need to change for the future prosperity of this country and the rest of the world. He states that Seattle is in a unique position to lead these innovative breakthroughs and that collaboration between our region’s companies is key for success.
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On Saturday April 27th, the Northeastern University – Seattle campus sponsored a checkpoint at the Seattle Sports Commission’s first occurrence of their annual urban race adventure, the Seattle Urban Trek. Braving the urban environment and the natural elements, 38 teams of 3 participants competed in a 7-10 mile race around the downtown Seattle area stopping at various checkpoints and local landmarks to complete physical and mental challenges along the way. Challenges included obstacle courses, relay races, and artistic re-creations. Safeco Field, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Seattle Great Wheel were some of the other checkpoints on the race course.
The Seattle campus sponsored a checkpoint for the race at the downtown location of the Seattle Public Library. The Seattle team and Seattle University student volunteers had racers answer library trivia and take a picture while re-enacting a pose from famous sport movies. The movies included Rocky, The Karate Kid, Old School, and Jerry McGuire. The Seattle team enjoyed cheering the racers on and evaluating their performances.
Thank you to the Seattle Channel for recording this event!
Read our recap on this event here.
Northeastern University–Seattle joined the Economic Development Council of Seattle-King County because of the organization’s vast knowledge of the Pacific Northwest’s business landscape and culture. The university’s commitment to enhance our region’s ability to meet growing and changing educational and business needs is a great asset to dozens of local companies in the community. “We recognized very quickly that Northeastern is taking an innovative approach to what they do,” said Jeff Marcell, head of the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County. “We have amazing companies in our community that are leading their industries. But the reality is we still don’t have enough talent. The battle is, how do you attract as much talent as possible and how do you grow that from within. Northeastern helps us do both.”
Read the entire article here.
By Angela Walmsley / Associate Dean, Northeastern University – Seattle
Northeastern University is a top-tier, global, research university, recognized as a leader in experiential learning. While our undergraduate programs remain on the home campus in Boston, we have recently opened campuses focused on professional graduate programs in two strategic locations domestically: Charlotte, North Carolina and Seattle.
The Northeastern University-Seattle campus opened in January 2013 in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. After years of extensive research, Seattle was chosen because Northeastern felt it could contribute to the community by offering programs aligned with local industry needs. The campus offers 28 graduate degree programs — four doctorate and 24 master degree programs — designed for working professionals in high-demand areas such as science and technology, healthcare and leadership and management. All programs are offered in either an online or a hybrid format (a mixture of online and on-ground programming). In addition, in-class sessions are held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate a working professional’s schedule. Students also benefit from the mentoring and expertise of Northeastern’s world-class faculty.
The experiential learning elements Northeastern University is known for have been integrated into Northeastern University-Seattle’s programming as well. This learning integrates theory with practice; connecting course content directly to a problem-solving environment in the workplace. Students are encouraged to choose projects in their workplace that can be studied and discussed in their professional graduate degree program. Students also have the option to participate in the cooperative education options, providing them a chance to work during their course of study if they are not already employed.
Northeastern University is excited to be the first private research university in Seattle and is excited to offer some of the leading-edge degree programs to the Seattle community. Being Northeastern in the Northwest has created some geographical questions and jokes, but Northeastern University–Seattle has been successful in establishing its brand as a top-tier institution in the region in a very short time. The staff and team were hired last summer and fall, and marketing began in August 2012. Our opening celebration in January 2013 was attended by more than 500 Seattleites! Northeastern University–Seattle is forging research partnerships with local industries and developing more cooperative education work placement opportunities with local employers, while offering graduate degrees that local professionals are seeking.
All Northeastern University students and alumni truly are “Networked for Life” as they have access to the same global network of resources, whether they are enrolled at the Seattle or Charlotte graduate campuses or at the university’s main campus in Boston.
On Tuesday, April 9th the Seattle graduate campus hosted the “Xconomy Forum: Biotech in the Belt-Tightening Era.” There were over 150 people in attendance with backgrounds from many sectors of business, technology, and healthcare.
The National Biotechnology Editor at Xconomy, Luke Timmerman, moderated the discussion. Dean Tayloe Washburn gave opening remarks before scheduled speakers took the stage to discuss topics in healthcare and biotechnology. Some notable trends in these industries were emerging focus on value, novel financing models, and the use of Big Data.
Mitch Gold, Founder and Chairman, Alpine Biosciences
Mark Litton, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Alder Biopharma
Al Luderer, CEO, Integrated Diagnostics
Kim Popovits, CEO, Genomic Health
Scott Ramsey, Director, ICORE/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Chad Robins, CEO, Adaptive Biotechnologies
Clay Siegall, CEO, Seattle Genetics
Risa Stack, General Manager, GE Healthymagination
Robert Nelsen, Managing Director, Arch Venture Partners
See Xconomy’s recap here.
Northeastern University – Seattle moved into the global health area last week, connecting Ghana, Kenya, and the Boston and Seattle campuses. One of Northeastern’s Global Health leaders, Professor Richard Ellis, who has worked extensively on health issues in Kenya and other African countries was connected via videoconference to the Seattle campus, where Dr. Ellis Owusu-Dabo, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director of Ghana’s Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) met with Professor Richard Wamai. Richard G. Wamai, Ph.D., is the Assistant Professor of Public Health of Northeastern’s Department of African-American Studies and Northeastern’s Integrated Initiative for Global Health.
The discussions confirmed the overlap between the pioneering work in Ghana of KCCR with global health research and student exchanges in Ghana and throughout Africa. Based on this meeting, KCCR and Northeastern are now considering a draft Memorandum of Understanding which could cover student exchanges, research and other forms of collaboration.
The development of Northeastern’s Integrated Initiative for Global Health is perfectly timed with the commencement of the Seattle Graduate Campus; the campus is located in the heart of South Lake Union, in close proximity to The Gates Foundation and many other institutions which make up the world’s No. 1 global health cluster. See Washington State Global Health Alliance’s website for more information.