Feedback on the online master degree program in HCI at DePaul universities

18 Apr 2010 - 2:04am
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Minal
2010

Hey guys!

I recently learnt that DePaul university, Chicago is offering the online course in HCI.

Can anyone tell me if these online courses are equally good as the on campus courses. Would I be losing on anything if I choose to take the online study option?

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19 Apr 2010 - 3:00pm
jrn303
2010

Mina, I'm looking at this program currently as well - looks pretty amazing. Guess my biggest question is how much can be done remotely from my residence here in Denver, CO. So far looks to be 80-90%...just about everything but exams. I'll defintely be happy to share more details when DePaul gets me an enrollment package, advisor info, etc.

19 Apr 2010 - 4:46pm
Miaoqi
2009

I am a student from DePaul CDM, and my research is Game Interaction. From my experience here, I would say it is very PRACTICAL. I cannot explain too much, but if you look at this news(http://gamedev.depaul.edu/?p=87), you would understand my note.

However, it is still up to what you want out of the program. For example,  If you are more focused on conceptual development in the domain of HCI, you may better go to research-oriented programs.

11 Mar 2012 - 1:39pm
aeshverma
2012

Hey

I have been admitted to the MS in HCI program for FALL 2012. (on campus)

Please can you tell me more about this program as how are the faculty at Depaul, research work in this field etc.

Thanks

21 Apr 2010 - 7:02pm
r32soul
2009

Sounds very interesting.  I wonder when they say exams must be taken on-campus or an "approved location", what approved locations are they referring to?

@jrn303 - please do give us feedback of what you know from the enrollment package.  

I am highly interested as well.

21 Apr 2010 - 7:02pm
r32soul
2009

Sounds very interesting.  I wonder when they say exams must be taken on-campus or an "approved location", what approved locations are they referring to?

@jrn303 - please do give us feedback of what you know from the enrollment package.  

I am highly interested as well.

25 Apr 2010 - 8:00am
Minal
2010

Sure! will do :)

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 9:23 AM, r32soul <r32soul@gmail.com> wrote:

Sounds very interesting.  I wonder when they say exams must be taken on-campus or an "approved location", what approved locations are they referring to?

@jrn303 - please do give us feedback of what you know from the enrollment package.  

I am highly interested as well.

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23 Apr 2010 - 1:14pm
youngdonnie
2008

I'm wrapping up my studies in HCI at DePaul this June. From my understanding of the program, at least one required course (the Capstone) must be taken in person. I've heard talk of this program going 100% online, but heard of no certain plans to do so.

26 Apr 2010 - 3:19pm
Sara Spelz
2009

Sorry, I thought I had responded to this thead, but I guess it didn't go through.  Here's what I had written:

If you're taking an online class at DePaul, you can take the exam for it at any location that proctors exams (i.e. a local or university library, Sullivan learning center, etc.)  Details can be found here: http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/onlinelearning/Pages/OnlinePolicies.aspx  

My experience is that you can complete all the classes you need as an online student, except the capstone course (as Donnie mentioned).  If you work with an instructor, you can most likely set up this class as an independent study and complete it remotely, although there's no guarantee that they'll do this (at least there wasn't when I was there).  This is the route I took because I needed to complete the class over the summer (the past few years they've only offered it during the winter quarter).  Even though I was living in Chicago, it worked out that I did the whole course remotely.

26 Apr 2010 - 4:00pm
thepofo
2010

Hello Sara,
Could you tell me what the fee is to follow this online course?
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On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:37 PM, Sara Spelz <sara@sspelz.com> wrote:

Sorry, I thought I had responded to this thead, but I guess it didn't go through.  Here's what I had written:

If you're taking an online class at DePaul, you can take the exam for it at any location that proctors exams (i.e. a local or university library, Sullivan learning center, etc.)  Details can be found here: http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/onlinelearning/Pages/OnlinePolicies.aspx   [1]

My
experience is that you can complete all the classes you need as an
online student, except the capstone course (as Donnie mentioned).  If you work with an
instructor, you can most likely set up this class as an independent
study and complete it remotely, although there's no guarantee that
they'll do this (at least there wasn't when I was there).  This is the
route I took because I needed to complete the class over the summer
(the past few years they've only offered it during the winter
quarter).  Even though I was living in Chicago, it worked out that I
did the whole course remotely.

(((Plea
26 Apr 2010 - 4:52pm
Sara Spelz
2009

Grad classes are 4 credits.  Each credit [currently] costs $680 within the Computing and Digital Media department.  So, a class for the 2009-2010 year typically costs $2720.  To finish the program you will need to complete at least 52 credits, or 13 classes.  You may have to take some pre-req classes, in addition, depending on your background/knowledge coming in.  I'd recommend checking out DePaul's website and/or talking with an advisor.

28 Sep 2012 - 7:46am
socialmaker
2010

I wanted to improve my teaching skills so that's why I chose their facility. To become a master in teaching is pretty hard but you have got to start somewhere and I've heard that they are pretty good at what they do. Tax ranges were a key factor as well.

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