Thursday, February 4, 2010

Salzburg MSc students gather for startup workshop

The 2010 class of UNIGIS students in the German language MSc programme today met for their first residential workshop at Salzburg University's Centre for Geoinformatics. Again a very diverse group from a range of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds had decided to focus their continuing eduation on Geoinformatics and Geographic Information Science.
This annual startup workshop is dedicated to building a community of learners, developing the foundations of successful online learning by creating a strong social network sharing a sense of purpose, common goals and a spirit of mutual support.
By exploring the experience of alumni from previous classes the new students were able to get a headstart into their curriculum as well as access to the rich set of experiences how to succeed through the motivational, organisational and scheduling challenges of a postgraduate online distance learning programme.
The UNIGIS team is wishing everybody a successful and rewarding path throughout this academic, personal and professional challenge!