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8-12 hours per week
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- Explain the operation of a range of disruptive digital technologies
- Evaluate the business, economic and societal impact of these technologies
- Identify the transformative effects of technology demonstrated in real-world case studies
- Predict how the changing state of technology will change the nature of business, the economy and society in the future
Joe Cox, PhD
Dr. Joe Cox is an economist specializing in digital economy. He received a PhD from the University of Portsmouth and worked for the university for over a decade. While working at the university he held several positions including Director of Undergraduate Programs in Economics. In 2018 he joined Athabasca University as the Canada Research Chair. Dr. Cox actively researches in digital economy and his research is in journals like Kyklos and the Journal of Cultural Economics. He features in other writings like the Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding. Dr. Cox has been instrumental in establishing significant partnerships and research collaborations with external organizations such as Lendwithcare (part of CARE International), the Citizen Science Alliance and the Crowdfunding Centre.
- Managers/leaders that have a basic level understanding of business and economics
- Managers/leaders that have familiarity with IT and digital technology, including a grasp of concepts such as networking, algorithms, and databases
- Organizations that want to understand how new technologies will affect their future
Is this an instructor-led course?
This course is designed to be self-paced with all materials you need for successful completion contained within the learning platform. The course has been designed by subject matter experts and includes interviews with leading experts, aligned to the course outcomes. The course is an immersive experience that includes a mix of content including video introductions and video content, impactful readings, learning checks, and interactive elements – all which can be completed at your own pace.
How much time will I need to spend?
The course is structured to be completed at your own pace within a two-week period. You will be spending approximately 8 - 10 hours of time per week on content. You will have access to the learning environment for 90 days in order to refer back to course material. After 90 days, the course will be closed.
Do I have to be online at a certain time of day?
No, you do not have to be online at a specific time. You complete the coursework at the times and places that fits your schedule. Each course is designed for working professionals who are balancing their work, family and community commitments.
When do I start?
You can start the course as soon as you register! You will automatically be directed to the interactive learning environment.
How long will I have access to the course?
You will have 90 days from the time of registration to complete the course. It is recommended to complete the course in two weeks.
What is the refund policy?
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Are there tests or quizzes involved?
There will be activities, assignments, and short quizzes within the course to ensure you understand the content. All quizzes are designed to be accessible and easy to complete by engaging in the course content. Within each module, you will have the answers to each evaluation.
What are the computer requirements for this course?
You should have access to a Mac, PC, or tablet with an Internet connection, with Safari, Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox as a browser. Here is a link that outlines browser support:
For virtual sessions:
- Web camera and microphone
Learners that want to use their smart phone to access the courses can also download the D2L Pulse App for free to access the course available on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.d2l.brightspace.student.android&hl=en_CA
Or the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/brightspace-pulse/id1001688546
Does this course have prerequisites?
This course does not have a required prerequisite.
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