Continuing Education uses VLN technology in new certificate programs

July 12, 2011

Center Valley, Pa. (July 13, 2011) – The Department of Continuing Education at Penn State Lehigh Valley is utilizing the University's Video Learning Network (VLN) to offer four new certificate programs for adult learners this fall.

The VLN is a network of linked, video-based classrooms that are designed to offer a wide variety of credit courses to adult learners across the Penn State system. A VLN class starts with a professor lecturing to students from one broadcast site. The content is transferred over a broadband network to up to three receiving sites. As with a traditional classroom, the students and instructors interact during the class session using the specially designed technology installed in the VLN classroom which includes high-definition monitors, microphones, and cameras. The instructor can incorporate various multimedia platforms and educational tools during a lecture.

Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer four certificate programs using the VLN network this fall in Business Essentials, Labor and Employment Relations, Counseling Youth at Risk, and Nursing Management. For more information about these courses, visit or call Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066.


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Last Updated July 13, 2011