The students/participants can access their courses and ESSEC’s professors and experts through videos, podcasts and a number of other resources made readily available. In order to offer an experience similar to the classroom training modules, the role of the professor is crucial.
The Augmented Digital Campus utilizes a learning model that is the inverse of the traditional classroom model; the majority of knowledge will be assimilated outside of classroom time. As such, peer learning and peer-evaluation will enable the professor to focus on activities with higher added value for the students/participants. During the designated “class time”, the professor will focus on making sure the participants fully comprehend the complexity of the topics covered or on the presentation of practical cases.
Dedicated meeting times with the professor will be organized in accordance to the office hours model. The office hours will be available in two formats: in a synchronous mode (question and answer session during the seminar, group discussions and debates, personal interviews) and an asynchronous mode (public review of documents and presentations, selection of the best assignments that become examples for the next class).