Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and Cazenovia College have partnered to bring a bachelor’s degree program in Human Services to the HVCC campus. The part-time program with classes in the evenings, takes takes about three years to complete, so students in the Capital Region who have earned an associate degree can earn their four year degree on their own campus.
It’s been very successful, in no small part because of the technologies available at the college. The students pictured have just presented their Capstone papers. The Capstone presentation is their last assignment before graduation from Cazenovia this May.
To bridge the physical distance, Dr. Mary Handley, professor, and director of the Human Services Program at Cazenovia College, connected to a Hudson Valley Community College videoconference classroom to see her students’ presentations utilizing Cisco Telepresence Jabber, a desktop videoconferencing software.
With this technology Dr. Handley was able to see and hear the students give their PowerPoint presentation. "The technology is amazing, and the presentations were crystal clear," says Handley. "This final presentation is the culmination of the student’s work in the program, and the College’s cutting edge technology helps them shine! The combination of technology with academics exemplifies the learning experience of the future—it’s here, now."
Viking Video Technologies worked with Cazenovia’s ICT department to install the software, which allows students to present their work, even from distant locations.
To find out more about Cazenovia College’s Extension sites, or to find out how to earn a degree part-time in the Syracuse area, call the Office of Extended Learning at (315) 655-7287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Extended Learning website at www.cazenovia.edu/extendedlearning.