VLN offers convenient classes for adult learners

February 16, 2011

Adult learners interested in enrolling in a credit program still have time to take a course this spring at Penn State York through the Video Learning Network (VLN). Most courses are offered in an accelerated seven-week format and are taught in a convenient format combining face-to-face sessions with video conferences and online instruction by Penn State instructors. The VLN was created by the Penn State World Campus as a way to give adult learners easy access to a Penn State degree. Offering courses in this format also will help ensure that courses remain open by aggregating learners at multiple sites.

"The VLN technology provides the ability to network learners in geographically separated locations and connects the students in a rich learning experience through natural real-time interaction," said Jeff Warner, director of continuing education at Penn State York and an instructor in the VLN. Warner also is coordinating the VLN program at York.

VLN classrooms are equipped with high-definition viewing screens, document cameras and other technologies for live interaction among faculty and students at the course origination site and up to three other sites. 

Courses in three credit certificates are beginning in March and many of the classes in the credit certificate programs can be applied toward an associate or baccalaureate degree. Certificates being offered beginning in March are Lean Sigma Implementation, Business Essentials for Professionals, and Nursing Management. For more information, visit http://www.ce.yk.psu.edu/, e-mail YorkCE@psu.edu  or contact Jeff Warner at 717-771-4105.

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Last Updated February 17, 2011