Building an Online Master’s Program for Deep Learning in Sustainability: Amelia Clarke
Building an online master’s program for deep learning in sustainability
Deep learning is seen as a way to maximize the benefits from sustainability education for both students and society. This chapter considers the University of Waterloo’s Master of Environment and Business (MEB) program in relation to seven characteristics of deep learning. The MEB program is an executive education program that is mostly delivered online. Student survey responses show a high satisfaction with the program and highlight areas where deep learning is occurring. This chapter emphasizes that it possible to ensure deep learning in an online program and in a program’s design (not just at the teaching activity/ assignment level). The chapter ends by offering lessons learned for other online courses and programs.