Utica College Offers Blended Learning Program through 'Super' Smart Classroom
Utica College in New York has built a "super" smart classroom at its Clark
City Center location to support its blended Master's of Business
Administration (MBA) program.
The program, which is also referred
to as a flex MBA, allows students to participate in classes in person,
online or both. Classes are held in the college's smart classroom that
uses a combination of robotic cameras mounted on the walls and webcams
to allow remote students to participate in classroom activities in real
Students have used the facility to attend classes from
Georgia, Ohio, New York City and Syracuse. Students who normally attend
in person but need to travel for work or personal reasons can attend
online while they're away. Classroom sessions are recorded, so students
who miss a class can catch up later through the course archive. The
program also uses an online learning platform that enables local and
remote students to collaborate on group projects.
dean of Business and Justice Studies at the college, refers to the
facility as a "super" smart classroom because of the sophisticated
technology involved. "To the best of our knowledge, we're the first
institution in upstate NY to actually make the investment in this type
of classroom," he told the CNYhomepage.com.
According to a report on CNYhomepage.com, a the college is currently building a "larger and even more advanced smart classroom."
Further information about Utica College's Flex MBA program with blended learning is available on the college's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at email@example.com.