Freshman Science Gen Ed – CHBE 101

The professor is looking for some Business students to enroll – great class!!!

CHBE 101

Hidden World of Engineering

Credit: 3 hours.

Tells the stories of everyday objects: bathtubs, pop cans and screws. These simple objects shape our lives, yet are engineering masterpieces. To unveil this hidden world the course uses a humanistic approach. Designed to appeal to all majors, it uses human stories – filled with failures and triumphs – to reveal the methods of engineers. The course enchants with tales of ancient steel making, today’s pop cans, huge stone monuments, and salt. The course will change how a student looks at his or her world. Several sessions focus on women engineers and the environment.

This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Spring 2017 for a
UIUC: Physical Sciences course

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Information Session on Thurs 12/1 at 5pm

 

The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of highly qualified business and engineering undergraduates. The T&M Program is a joint venture between the College of Business and the College of Engineering and works closely with its corporate affiliate partners to groom the best and the brightest students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Thursday, December 1st, 5-6 pm, 2041 BIF

Who? Business and engineering majors planning to graduate any time from May 2019 to December 2020

Questions? Email tech-mgmt@illinois.edu

Interested students are encouraged to “like” the T&M page on Facebook.

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Adv Comp + Behav Sci: EPOL 350 Social Learning and Social Knowledge

EPOL 350 Social Learning and Social Knowledge

Course Description

This course explores how we access and generate knowledge. In formal education, the legacy classroom is also being augmented with technology or replaced entirely with online learning.

Across a wide range of domains of knowledge, the traditional separations between knowledge producers (experts or teachers) and knowledge consumers (everyday citizens or students) are undergoing transformation.

In this course you will be exposed to the changing landscape of knowledge and learning through a hands-on experience of collaborative knowledge production and learning.

Issues and concepts to be addressed include Web 2.0, participatory media, peer-to-peer knowledge networks, ‘the commons’, informal online learning, and the dynamics of formal e-learning ecologies.

During this course you will not only learn about how we learn and why, but take an active role in creating works that explore these concepts. This course is taught both face to face and online to provide a variety of learning experiences.

Course Information
  • 3 credits Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Tuesday is face to face with Thursday online. CRN:65807
  • Instructors: Dr. Bill Cope, Sol Roberts-Lieb, Samaa Haniya
  • General Education: Social and Behavioral Science, Advanced Composition
  • Questions? Please contact billcope@illinois.edu or sol@illinois.edu.

EDUC 202 now open: Adv Comp and Humanities course

EDUC 202 Social Justice School & Society

Credit: 3 hours.

Examines the nature of justice and the dynamics of a pluralistic society to derive a conception of social justice. Working with this conception, it asks how schools function to perpetuate and/or remediate social injustice. The course will consider the history and nature of schooling, issues of access and tracking, and notions of the public and the common. The course is designed for students interested in reflecting on their own educational histories, for those considering careers in teaching, and for all future parents and citizens needing to be able to reflect critically on justice, school, and society. (Graduate candidates may take this course or approved graduate-level College of Education Educational Policy Studies Foundation Requirement course; undergraduates may take this or program-approved equivalent coursework).

This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Spring 2017 for a UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect course , and UIUC: Advanced Composition course

BUS 199 Coaching for Success

Spring 2017   ♦   Thurs 4:00-4:50pm

Instructors: Nicole Turner and Mark Williams

This course will cover communication skills and coaching models applied to academic and career peer advising. Students are expected to be active learners as this class will utilize discussion, role plays, and practice advising meetings to strengthen your skillset in coaching and reinforce your advising knowledge. This course will also cover how to describe the transferable competencies gained in this course for your internship and career search. Aspiring Peer Advisors & Tutors must have excelled in this course to be considered for a position. Qualifies as a James Scholar Activity Credit.
CRN: 54987.

Link to Course Catalog

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The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Info Sessions

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Info Sessions

The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of highly qualified business and engineering undergraduates. The T&M Program is a joint venture between the College of Business and the College of Engineering and works closely with its corporate affiliate partners to groom the best and the brightest students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 5-6 p.m., 1320 DCL
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 5-6 p.m., 2043 BIF

Who? Business and engineering majors planning to graduate any time from May 2019 to December 2020

Questions? Email tech-mgmt@illinois.edu

Interested students are encouraged to “like” the T&M page on Facebook.

BADM 367: Technology Strategy/Management of Innovation

BADM 367: Technology Strategy/Management of Innovation Spring 2017

Wed 5:00-7:00pm

CRN 65370

Junior or Senior Standing required

Taught by Professor Somaya

In the modern knowledge-based economy, businesses are constantly being “disrupted” by innovation. New technologies and new business models are repeatedly overturning and challenging established industries and companies. Modern managers – whether in established companies, startups, consulting firms, venture capital or private equity – need to understand how to manage innovation and strategize about new technologies. This course will address some of the central issues and skills that managers need to master in order to successfully manage innovative, technology-driven businesses in the 21st century: e.g., disruption by new technologies, business model innovation, building competitive advantage, open innovation, alliances and collaboration, multi-invention products, standards and platforms, and intellectual property. The course will be taught in highly interactive discussion-based classes with much of the “lecture” content made available for pre-class viewing as online videos (a flipped classroom approach). Students will work on a team project that applies course knowledge to develop a business plan for a technology-based business.

HRD 470 Design of Learning Systems in Spring 2017

HRD 470 Design of Learning Systems (Monday, 1-3:50 pm)

The course is suitable for juniors and above and is open to all majors on campus.

CRN: 64981

This course surveys and examines models for designing learning systems across disciplines and organizations. Particular emphasis is given to topics on designing instructor-led and/or autonomous learning systems for individual learners, for organizations, and for contemporary technology-enabled environments. The guiding philosophy of the course is that intended learning outcomes by any learning system should be achieved through systematic and pedagogically grounded design processes while considering various individuals’ and organizations’ needs. Students are expected to carry out in-depth and reflective review activities to identify strengths and weakness of existing learning systems.

Wenhao David Huang, PhD & MBA
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Associate Professor
Human Resource Development
Dept. Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Faculty Coordinator
Division of Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Online Degree at UIUC
Management of eLearning Certificate at UIUC

217-333-0807
wdhuang@illinois.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BADM 440: Business Applications of Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Dept. of Geography & GIScience – Spring 2017 Course
BADM 440: Business Applications of Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Professor: Mei-Po Kwan mkwan@illinois.edu Lecture: Mondays, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Lab: Monday or Tuesday afternoons

Lecture CRN: 64799 – Undergraduates

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly used by business firms for a wide variety of core business operations and strategic planning applications. GIS provide powerful functionalities for storing, managing, and analyzing complex geospatial business data. As they can be used to improve efficiency, decision making, planning, management and communication in both private and public sectors, GIS have considerable value for a wide range of businesses (e.g., logistics, marketing, insurance, location-based services, healthcare, emergency response, etc.). This course will introduce business GIS and will cover various techniques and analyses for business applications. It will explore how geospatial data and tools are applied in business organizations and the specialized GIS methods used by businesses for marketing, logistics, and strategic planning.
 This course is useful for Marketing majors because it provides them with an understanding of the geographic factors and methods involved in market analysis, geodemographics, retail store location, consumer behavior and mobile location-based marketing.
 This course is useful for Information Systems and Information Technology majors because it provides them with basis knowledge of how to manage spatial databases and to perform spatial analyses. Students will also learn a useful GIS software, ArcGIS, as well as mobile sensor data acquisition and use for decision-making and management.
 This course is useful for Supply Chain Management majors because it provides them with an understanding of how geography influences supply chain decisions and provides techniques to visualize, analyze and optimize flows and facility location in supply chains.
 This course is useful for Process Management majors because it provides them with skills important to understand and streamline complex business processes. New mobile business applications allow for real-time mobile asset management and tracking, and enhance mobile communications and coordination.
 This course is useful for Management and Entrepreneurship majors because it provides them with an understanding of how geography influences business locations and opportunities, both internationally and nationally. The spatial big data analytics available in GIS are also helpful in identifying new business trends and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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