Online Research Program
The CIS Online Research program was launched in 2017 in our pursuit of delivering research-based learning to more students without geographic limitations. The Online Research program is hosted every month with a different selection of research topics across almost all academic disciplines. Since 2021, the CIS Online Program has produced more student research projects than our CIS Summer program.
DETAILS ABOUT ONLINE RESEARCH PROGRAM
We host online research programs throughout the year. With Neoscholar's in-house developed online learning hub (OLH), our professors can start a research course whenever they are available and are ready to help guide our students through an exciting research journey regardless of geographic distances.
An online research session hosts fifteen students, who are divided into three research groups. The program is 24 hours across ten weeks: 2 hours/week lectures in the first six weeks, followed by 3 hours/week research seminars in the last four weeks. Each course will be assigned a TA to help coordinate the online sessions and help students answer questions. The TA will also provide 1 hour of an additional discussion session after the professor's session.
A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE
The success of our programs is only evident from the feedback of our professors and students, and we have received very positive feedback since 2017. One professor commented that the online program "is a fabulous experience... I am very proud of the progress [the students] did in these eight weeks, and the TA is great too."
My Professor is very approachable, and his lecture is also very attractive. He gave a lot of suggestions and substantial help to my capstone project, and I like his tutoring very much. Even if I had some logical holes in my presentation, he was very tolerant and patient. I really appreciate being his student.
Student from a 2020 online program
THE NEXT-GENERATION EDUCATION IS ONLINE
We have a simple but ambitious goal: to bring research-based learning to more students in more regions. To achieve that, we are focusing on the online education delivery model. Our online research programs are conducted via Zoom. To better coordinate the joint research writing efforts between students and professors, we have also adopted Overleaf for writing and editing collaborations.
Another key aspect of our online delivery model is the Neoscholar Online Learning Hub (OLH). Similar to Blackboard for College students, the OLH has a set of features that enhance the education experience.
Covers the entire research-based learning process and offers automated online training on the fundamentals.
Builds a learning ecosystem by enabling easy online interactions and discussions among students, professors, and TA's.
Creates a platform for real-time feedback and comments from professors on students' knowledge and research projects.