Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

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Technology & Support

Networking

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Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 28k
Delivery modes
Live streaming video Yes
Live streaming audio Yes
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application Numerous compatible applications to view course lectures.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Numerous compatible applications to view lectures.
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
Courses designed by certified instructional designers No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Sakai Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description An interactive Student Center portal custom-built by Columbia University engages students in a virtual classroom from which they may collaborate.

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance Yes
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services Yes
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian Yes
Local area network Yes
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes
Same services are provided for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support Yes

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. Few
Classes with lectures All
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes

Requirements

New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 2
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

Exams Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Academic integrity training is provided via an online orientation that is required to be completed by all students. Faculty further explain Columbia University's Academic Integrity guidelines during lectures and any collaboration between students permitted in assignments. Faculty distribute exams directly to approved proctors from a secure online portal. Completed exams are returned by proctors directly to the faculty along with a signed coversheet testifying that the exam was administered according to the specified guidelines.

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