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Norwich Campus To Hold Summer Course

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus will showcase its new technology in the classroom, offering a summer class taught both in a high-tech classroom and via the Internet.

The class, SOCS 105, Introduction to Psychology, will meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:45 to 8 p.m. July 5 through August 10.

The course, which is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes including social and biological influences, is being offered in blended format–both in a “smart classroom” at the Norwich Campus and via the Internet.

“A blended class offers busy students the opportunity to pursue their educational goals without the need to spend as many hours at the campus, while still providing the much needed student-instructor interaction, learning and cooperation,” course instructor, Cindy Riedi, said.

During the first week of classes, students will meet on the Norwich Campus where they will learn how to access course materials through WebCT. They will also learn how to e-mail completed assignments and perform college-level research using library electronic databases and resources.

During the last part of the course, students will participate in lectures, discussions and course assignments via a combination of live, face-to-face classes and the Internet.

Students must have convenient access to a computer with Internet and e-mail capabilities and word processing software to take the class. High school students interested in taking the class are eligible to apply for a Del Button Early College Scholarship.

Registration for the three-credit course is limited. Tuition and fees are $575. To register or for more information, call the Norwich Campus at 607-334-5144.

Morrisville State College's Norwich Campus is infused with technology in its new Roger W. Follett Hall, including a wireless network, ThinkPad University integration and "smart classrooms" with ceiling-mounted LCD projectors which can interface with VHS, DVD and Elmo brand document cameras. This allows students and faculty to project from a wide range of media to the retractable ceiling mounted screens. Video conferencing between remote sites is also available, enabling real time audio and video communication between two or more locations for distance learning, professional development and corporate meetings

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones.

The Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in business, technologies, liberal arts transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus. The college’s new academic building, Roger W. Follett Hall, opened in June 2005 to accommodate the growing need for programs and services.