THE EMAIL Lab's educational program currently offers three opportunities of involvement - Workshops, Student Internships and Annual Educational Forum.
The six (6) workshops will be offered to the USPS OIG to attend and participate along with other attendees. The current topics and tentative dates for these one-day workshops are:
The EMAIL Lab offers workshops each year for external organizations and students who have completed the studio course. At these events, participants will take on communication challenges either faced by their organization or inspired by their student externship reports and design solutions by applying electronic communication management techniques. At the end of the day, each team will present its solution to an invited panel of experts who will offer their critiques.
Member organizations will also sponsor one–day workshops at MIT on topics relevant to their media and communications interests.
Participating sponsors will host a graduate student from one of the participating universities such as MIT, North Eastern University and Boston University, for 1-2 weeks during which time he or she will observe the company’s electronic communications operations. The student then shapes his or her findings into a case study that will be incorporated into one or more EMAIL Lab workshops conducted in partnership with the member organization.
MIT graduate students are afforded the opportunity to participate in externship at the International Center for Integrative Systems. The Center, located off-campus in Cambridge, provides students the opportunity to observe media and communication operations of the Center’s members. The student then shapes his or her findings into a case study that will be incorporated into the curriculum of a EMAIL Lab workshop that will be conducted by the student at MIT.
Once a year, the EMAIL Lab will host an educational forum at one of the leading educational institutions such as MIT, Emerson College etc. focusing on a cutting–edge topic inspired by the latest EMAIL Lab research.
THE EMAIL Lab's educational program immerses students in the study of the evolution of email as it is used today and email's influence on electronic communication in businesses and personal lives. Our programs help student develop business processes and communication models by analyzing data generated by massive email communications and exploring electronic communication methods followed by organizations. Students develop in-depth knowledge of electronic communication systems and practical skills to implement them in business.