With technology reducing the time and space between all of us, Minnesota School of Business-Rochester and Globe University-Sioux Falls have together recently harnessed the power of technology with a Digital Video Virtual Classroom. The two campuses, located in Minnesota and South Dakota, now share instructors/courses for the benefit of on-campus distance learning for our students.
Staying true to Globe Education Network’s “We Care” philosophy, which includes supporting students’ expectation of completing their degrees in the least amount of time for the sake of securing employment, the addition will provide students with more flexible scheduling options.
The classrooms’ technology for each campus includes two flat panel LCD TV’s and high-definition webcams, among other supporting technology, linked together with high-speed video/audio cables for real-time learning.
The programs involved with having one distance learning course this quarter include Paralegal, Healthcare Management and Criminal Justice. Annette Hoffman, Healthcare Management program chair, loves the new delivery method.
“This is an exciting use of technology. It is wonderful to be able to bring students from different campuses together in the same classroom with no travel required,” Hoffman said. “I’m glad that Shan Pollitt, Rochester campus director, and the Globe Education Network have given me this opportunity to be one of the pioneers in this approach to education.”
Rochester looks forward to the continued partnership with Sioux Falls and the benefit that this technology will continue to provide our staff and students well into the 21st century!