Muskie School pilots new distance education program

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For spring 2013, the Muskie School of Public Service will pilot a new course delivery option, allowing students in five courses within the school to receive instruction and interact in classroom discussion via streaming video and web software at any location in the world.

Students benefit from a course delivery model that marries the unlimited access and flexibility of web-based learning with the face-to-face, student-centered interaction found in traditional classroom learning experiences.

Pilot Courses for Spring 2013:

  • MPH 630: Health Planning and Marketing

  • PPM 602: Research Design

  • PPM 606: Survey Methods and Design

  • PPM 611: Economics and Public Policy

  • PPM 708: Doctoral Economics and Public Policy

Pending student feedback, the school may expand its web-based offerings for fall 2013.

Interested in learning more? Contact Jim O'Brien in the Muskie School's Student Affairs Office for more information.

Jim O'Brien,, 207.780.4864

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