INTRODUCTION Q-T AND THE ACCOUNTING CYCLE

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EMBA Technology Conference
San Francisco, April 2012
Technologies
within the
Cornell-Queen’s
Executive MBA Program
Stephen Demmings
Manager of Technology
Cornell Executive Education
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Agenda
• Background: Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA
program (CQEMBA)
• CQEMBA Learning Model & Technologies
• Changes in the Program
• Looking forward
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Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA
• Overview
• Launched in 2004: 2nd Cornell EMBA, 4th MBA
• Dual-degree partnership with Queen’s University
• Original architects of this Learning Model, 1994
• Format & Logistics
• 16 months of classes starting in June
• 3 residential sessions (classroom, ~40%) and 42 Class
Saturdays (VTC, ~60%)
• Class of 2013:
• 22 cities (NY, DC, GA, TX, WA, OR, CA, NH, QC, ON, AB,
BC)
• Two sections
• 127 participants, 25 sites, 19 teams (14 free-standing, 5
“virtual”)
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CQEMBA - Learning Model Video
Cornell-Queen’s EMBA Learning Model Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prlKBF9xXkg
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CQEMBA - Learning Model Results
• Parallel learning
• Between professor and participants
• Across national class
• Among team members
• Participants’ comments
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CQEMBA - Broadcast Studio
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Computer
Smart Board
Message Monitor
One-Touch
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2 x 52” monitors
2 x cameras
doc. Camera
Microphone
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CQEMBA - Broadcast Control Room
• 2 Polycom HDX
9000
• Sony MFS-2000
Switcher
• Sony BRC-300
cameras with
remote controls
• Miranda Kaleido
K2 split screen
• Crestron Control
• DVD & Accordent
recording
• DVD & VCR
players
• 1 technician and 1
administrative
staff
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CQEMBA - Boardroom Learning Center
• 2 x 52” HD
monitors
• HD Camera
• HD Codec
• Microphones
• One-Touch
• Wireless IP
Connection
• Notebook
Connections
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CQEMBA - Equipment
• Codecs
• Polycom HDX 9000
• 768Kb/s Private IP Network (Masergy)
• H.239 (People and Content)
• Bridge (Queen’s) in Kingston
• 2 X Polycom RMX 2000
• 1 Backup Bridge
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CQEMBA - One-Touch & Message Mon.
• Participant One-Touch Keypads
• Respond to polling question (multiple formats)
• Call professor
• Flag professor (anonymous)
• Studio One-Touch Monitor
• Monitor polling question results
• Monitor & respond to call list
• Monitor flagging
• Message Monitor
• Operated by broadcast staff
• Bio of student speaking
• Real-time messages from broadcast staff
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CQEMBA - Program Portal
• Communications & Administrative Portal
• Built on Lotus Notes, functionality ~ Blackboard
• Administrative messaging site (permanent & recent)
• Real-time chat
• General Water Cooler area
• Course sites for announcements, files, discussion
• Class recording archive
• Gateway to Team Rooms
• Gateway to school service
• Career Management Center
• Libraries
• Alumni resources, Fit to Lead
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CQEMBA - Portal Landing Page & Chat
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CQEMBA – Course Page
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On Demand Recordings
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CQEMBA – Staff and Training
• Training
• VC staff have extensive expertise
• Support staff (pre-production, broadcast, postproduction)
• Faculty (new skills and new material required)
• Students
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Technology Changes
• Technology
• Network
• ISDN to IP
• 512 Kb/s to 768 Kb/s
• Boardroom Internet
• Wired to Wireless
• Codecs
• SD to HD
• VSX to HDX
• Tutorials using Go-To-Meeting
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Program Changes
- Foot Print
• 2005 (Class of 2007) to 2011 (Class of 2013)
• 11 Cities (3 US & 8 CAN) / 22 Cities (14 US & 8 CAN)
• 2012 (Class of 2014)
• 24 Cities (14 US & 8 CAN & 2 Latin America)
• Wait lists in Some Cities
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Looking Forward
• Technology
• Broadcasting in HD (more bandwidth)
• Electronic books and more comprehensive digital
material distribution
• I-Pad – more than just for electronic materials
• Program Growth
• Domestic growth (e.g., wait lists)
• International growth (network reliability, timing)
• New programs (degree, non-degree, in-company)
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Would you like to know more?
Stephen Demmings
[email protected]
www.cqemba.org
Thank you!
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