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What are Learning Communities?
Learning communities are groups of classes linked by a common theme, creating an opportunity for students with shared goals to work collaboratively in a dynamic learning environment. Students in learning communities benefit from smaller class sizes, active participation in college and community events, and curriculum designed to deepen learning across disciplines.
The advantages are real. Research shows that students who participate in learning communities demonstrate:
- Increased engagement in their studies
- Improved academic success
- A stronger sense of connection to their learning, their college, and to each other
Spring 2016 Learning Community:
The Shopping Cart Experience
Learning communities are unique learning opportunities that offer students the chance to achieve common goals through team-work, experiential learning, and integrated curriculum across courses. MassBay is pleased to offer a learning community that enables students in four separate courses to collaborate in a common project called The Shopping Cart Experience. Participants will have an opportunity to apply their individual knowledge and skills to contribute to the project, simulating a real world experience. Students may be enrolled in one or more courses listed below:
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Tuition & Fees
CS 241 WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT
This course introduces the fundamentals of web programming. Students will build database driven Web sites that retrieve, integrate and present database content. Students will use professional tools used to enhance and accelerate the development of web sites. Client-side and server-side scripting will be presented using current web technologies. Pre-requisite: CS 120 Programming I or CS 118 Scripting.
CS 176 WEB DESIGN
CS 126 DIGITAL IMAGING
This is the foundation course for students interested in digital imaging. This course explores principles of design and composition while enhancing familiarity with image creation and manipulation software, digital image capture, and the inclusion of images in web design. It emphasizes visual communication using digital art, graphic design, and color. In addition to class work, it requires independent computer lab time. Each student presents and defends an end-of-term project. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Open Lab.
MN 140 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course provides an introduction to project management theory and the use of MS Project software. It focuses on coordinating tasks, assigning resources, and tracking cost to develop a project schedule. Students learn project management skills while working on actual projects. MS Project and various CAD, CS and MS Office applications are used to complete hands-on course work. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Lab: 2 hours per week.
Learning Community Project
Common meeting time 11am – 12pm
*** Courses run entire Spring semester
Students in these courses will also benefit from supplemental instruction (a learning specialist) to help them with their professional writing skills.
Notes: Students may consider taking more than one of these courses, but are not required to do so.
For more information, please contact Professor Susanne Steiger-Escobar firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Marina Bograd email@example.com.