VIBE

Who We Are

The Virtual Innovation Building Experience (VIBE) is an online, self-paced program offered through OPIM Innovate with the purpose of helping students get hands-on learning experience with innovative technology. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to earn resume credentials and understand how emerging technology and analytics is changing the world.

VIBE allows students to explore all technologies of their interest and earn credentials through the completion of “Tech Kits”, which are self-paced learning modules concentrated on the technologies of your choice. Each technology is broken down into three 30 - 60 minute activities of varying levels of difficulty.

Emerging Technologies

Benefits

Students

VIBE will allow you to learn in a way that is completely self-paced and directed by you. In other words, you have the autonomy to decide what technologies you learn and decide how to apply them in the future. 

While many of the emerging technologies are already being utilized by top companies, they are categorized by rapid growth, novelty, impact, and most importantly, unrealized potential

Therefore, you will not only be learning and obtaining the high-demand skills and credentials to develop you as a competitive job candidate; but, you are also pioneering this realm of untapped potential and possibility.

You will be able to choose how you apply your skills in industry; whether you choose to learn as an Explorer, and experience a wide breadth of tech, or as a Specialist, and thoroughly study a few particular technologies in depth. 

Take your exploration to the next level and join us!

Facilitators

VIBE is an extremely customizable and immersive program that will allow you to teach your students about emerging technologies in a hands-on way. 

Learning about emerging technologies is beneficial for any student, in any major, because these technologies are utilized in a variety of different industries and have not realized their full potential yet! Employers are looking for students with a competitive edge and VIBE can add that missing piece to your students’ resume.

So, if you are a program facilitator at the University of Connecticut and are interested in partnering with VIBE to provide your students with access to these technologies, reach out to jonathan.a.moore@uconn.edu

We can curate the program to fit your individual needs, whether that be as a more hand-on class project, a co-curricular supplement, general career development, or a way to upskill students in a particular area!

Program Options

VIBE is hosted on HuskyCT and can be customized to meet both personal and organizational needs through a variety of program options.

While students are always encouraged to explore all of the technologies that interest them, we also understand that many individuals prefer a more structured approach to learning. That is why we have developed the following program options.

Explorer

Students who decide to participate as Explorers will focus on completing the Beginner activities for several different Tech Kits, rather than completing multiple levels of one technology. This allows students to gain exposure in a wide variety of emerging technologies. 

Credentialing: Each completed activity will be rewarded, via HuskyCT, with an achievement and the student will receive a transferable skill for their resume.

Specialist

Students who decide to participate as Specialists will focus on completing all levels, Beginner through Advanced, of a few particular technologies. This will allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of their chosen emerging technologies. 

Credentialing: Each completed activity will be rewarded, via HuskyCT, with an achievement and the student will receive a transferable skill for their resume. Completing all levels, Beginner through Advanced, of a technology will also reward students with a specialized achievement to showcase mastery.

Hybrid

Students who decide to participate in a Hybrid format will do both of the previous options. They will fully complete all levels (Beginner through Advanced) of a few technologies and also complete only Beginner activities for other technologies. This will allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of certain technologies and also moderately explore other fields.

Credentialing:  Each completed activity will be rewarded, via HuskyCT, with an achievement and the student will receive a transferable skill for their resume. Completing all levels, Beginner through Advanced, of a technology will also reward students with a specialized achievement to showcase mastery.

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