Learning at IE
Be ready to anticipate the “new normal”
A more autonomous learning journey
Our students are the protagonists of their learning journey, accessing more open, diverse and rich learning dynamics, with more possibilities to choose from, and more scope for personal organization and to pursue their interests and intellectual curiosities.
A more autonomous professional journey
Our students are also the protagonists of their professional journey because, from the very first moment they put into practice what they are learning in a real-world environment, starting to build their future network, making themselves known to companies and institutions, trying out, visiting and experiencing firsthand the different possibilities of professional development open to them.
The Liquid Learning experience is:
Time and location are no longer barriers to benefiting from a top quality education. Active learning influences this flexibility, by allowing student teams to take classes together, meet for projects, do their homework and tutor one another, wherever they are.
Regardless of where our students are (online or offline) or how are they are engaging with us (inside or outside the classroom), relationships grow and learning flows. Wherever you are based, you will still enjoy the professional and social richness that our programs are known for because the Liquid Learning model ensures constant engagement with the learning community.
Learning comes in many different ways, and that’s something we take full advantage of. Within the Liquid Learning mindset, active learning is centered on conversation, discussion and debate, which are critical elements of individual and collective learning in every IE program.
Embedded in the real world
Our students put the real world experience gained in the program into practice by engaging interactively with our faculty, fellow students, leaders and members of the IE University network.
This is fostered by our core team-based education, which sets the foundation for critical social and behavioral skills, such as positive competition, collaborative teamwork, communication, active listening, and time and task management.
OUR HYBRID CLASS
IE University’s hybrid class’s innovative approach offers flexibility whilst providing you with a student cohort to generate a shared experience, learning from peers, and effective student engagement that will transform into a strong, global network that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Students can be physically in the classroom while others are connected remotely – visible on the screens. Remote students can hear the professor and classmates, and see the professor and content shared on the screen, while they speak and write on a chat.
These synchronous hybrid classrooms guarantee interaction and constant contact through forums and activities outside of the syllabus that promote free-flowing learning beyond the classroom – wherever you are.
ELEMENTS OF THE LIQUID LEARNING HYBRID CLASS
You will participate in a set of very diverse learning activities through which knowledge flows to the student. Your schedule will include classes, seminars, projects, simulations with specific software, preparation of essays, tutorials, etc.
You will have greater choice. For example you can choose between being physically in the classroom or connecting remotely, to further intensify one aspect of your learning or another, or to carry out certain activities at one time or another.
ADAPTING TO YOUR RHYTHM
You can distribute your workload to suit your learning rhythm and according to what is going on in your life or in your professional career. This enables a more precise gearing between your learning personal and professional objectives.
INSIDE A HYBRID CLASS
Each program will adapt Liquid Learning to meet its needs, given the nature of the classes. However there are some elements you will find across all programs:
Some students are physically in the classroom and others are connected remotely – visible on the screens in the room. Remote students can hear the professor and their classmates, see the professor and the content shared by the professor on the screen (whiteboard, PowerPoint, video, etc.), while they speak and write on a chat. A variety of tools and exercises are used, such as polls, breakouts, role-plays, etc., and the professor will monitor student progress and support anyone who falls behind.
These are used for deep case discussion and/or Q&A, in parallel to specific activities or alongside the full course.
These real-world exercises are accompanied by a Q&A forum where the professor can clarify and doubts. The professor will monitor student progress and encourage those who fall behind. The simulation will end with a reflection and a debrief, done over VC or through a forum.
This is provided in blocks of 30 minutes per group, and can be attached to a specific project or may be formative.
This may be a final project to conclude the course, a big project that continues alongside the entire course or a small project undertaken to gain specific competencies. Projects are accompanied by personalized support and feedback.
Individual Assignments with Peer Feedback
These include detailed evaluation rubrics to ensure appropriate feedback, and will undergo a final check from the professor to ensure standards.
1-on-1 feedback sessions:
These may be associated with a specific assignment / activity or be formative. If formative, feedback will be preceded by students’ self-reflection (this may be compulsory to access the live feedback).
Learning activities in the student's day-to-day
With whom in my class?
Simultaneously: we all coincide in doing the same activity
We do not coincide in doing the same activity
The entire class
|Lectures , Conferences ||Forums , Simulations |
Only my workgroup
|Discussion seminar , Team Projects , Company/Institutions Projects , Workshops ||Working on the final Business Plan, Group coaching|
I work individually with a specific learning activity
|Pre-Program Course , Surveys/polls, Exams, Class Exercises||Individual Assignments , 1 on 1 Feedback Sessions , Peer to peer Feedback , MOOCs (Video) , Capstone/Thesis/Dissertation |