Our degree is designed for busy working professionals, often balancing out not only a demanding career but also a family. You'll take one online course at a time over about 5 weeks. You can access the content at any point - we intentionally do not schedule required webinars so that you can work around your own schedule. Typically the courses are divided into several modules, with some deliverables such as a short paper or reflection along the way.
Replacing the dialogue you'd have in a seminar class are online discussions which are an important part of your learning and grade. This is where you'll take the information presented by the professor and in readings, engage in dialogue with your peers and the professor, and apply what you've learned to your job.
Here's a sample dialogue between professor and student online:
Student: (director of multimedia content at a major cable network) For me, it does feel a bit unnatural to be relating my work experience to a theory or model and I will admit the dense style of the literature took some time to get used to. I do like that I am learning new terminology to apply to everyday situations though. In fact, I have a catch up with my boss tomorrow and I'm toying with the idea of sharing the Collaborative Maturity Model Matrix as a means for discussing some of the issues
Professor: Let us know how the conversation goes with your boss! Sometimes execs can be put off by academic-sounding jargon, but sometimes they appreciate something with 'research' around it to help them establish a decision.
Student (next day): It actually went really well. He asked to keep the copy of the model and we talked through what changes need to take place in order to move to 'de-conflicted.' I feel like it has helped me provide a new approach and understanding to a difficult situation.