Classroom with Local Presence
The Ultimate Learning
say that life is busy is an understatement. The notion of
"free time" is more myth than reality. In an already full life, adding something new will require creative
environmental design. We've done
just that for you by providing an easy to get to local classroom at Westchester Community College's Valhalla
Campus and creating an even easier way to access a virtual classroom through Zoom
Currently, our class meetings alternate
between WCC's Valhalla campus and our vitural webinar environment through
Zoom. This is a 1:1 ratio meant to provide the greatest degree of flexibility for busy
Students Have Spoken and We've
Over the past 4 years we've learned from student
feedback that there is a greater desire for person-to-person classroom
connections. That's why beginning spring 2018 we're increasing our classroom to virtual
ratio to 2:1 - that's two sessions on campus followed by one via Zoom. This pattern continues
throughout the course.
reasons for including a virtual learning environment
To respect you
- Most people are already overly scheduled. By meeting in our
virutal classroom for a portion of the course, you're eliminating some travel
To keep your costs low
- You'll save time
and money by 'commuting' to class by phone every other week.
To provide the best training
- As our global economy grows, you'll
need to be prepared to meet your clients anywhere! By learning to connect in a virtual
environment you'll be prepared to extend your reach beyond a few zip codes.
Our Local Classroom
Westchester Community College is our solid foundation. On the
weeks we meet live on campus for class, we'll gather at the Valhalla Campus.
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Safe and Supportive
Once on campus, you'll enjoy a safe and supportive
environment. Tobacco-Free - As of 9/1/12, Westchester Community College is
proud to be a tobacco-free
campus. The policy was initiated primarily
in response to the overwhelming scientific and medical evidence indicating the serious health risks of second
Campus Security -- The objective of campus
security is to provide a safe
environment for learning and sharing and to protect the lives and property of the students, employees of, and
visitors to the campus.
Westchester Community College recognizes the necessity
of a community which is open and intellectually stimulating, where diversity of ideas is valued and every person’s
safety, dignity and autonomy is respected whether they are students, faculty, or staff, and regardless of race,
ethnicity, age, religion, class, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
Here are a few of the security measures:
- Free educational programs on a variety of topics
including personal safety awareness, rape awareness, sexual assault training, and anti-theft
- The campus is well lighted in parking areas and pathways
frequently traveled by students.
- There are Emergency Blue Light phones strategically
located throughout the campus and in the lobby of each building.
- By calling extension 6984, or 914-606-6984 from an
outside phone, a person may request an escort to his/her automobile.
Attend Class From Virtually
objective is to
provide the best possible coach training and support, to the widest group of
people possible, with the fewest barriers to access and learning. We do this by leveraging
||What is a teleconference or teleclass?
||A live education/training session delivered over a shared telephone line. Students engage
with everyone dialed into this virtual classroom.
What kinds of equipment do I
Telephone or Internet access with
speakers + Email account. Here's a short video showing just how easy connecting is.
How do I connect with the
use Zoom, a social conferencing platform with unique features
that enable truly real-time collaboration, screen sharing, and web camera interface.
Connect by Internet with 1-click or use your phone to dial into
it! You can literally connect with your
classroom from anywhere in the world. That’s what we mean when we say Global Classroom.
What happens if I can't connect?
happen, but thankfully they are rare. Power outages, downed phone lines, and computer
errors can make it difficult to reach your classroom. We will always have a back-up
Will I have to pay for the call?
Connecting with class through your computer is free
using Zoom. You may also call into class via telephone, though charges may apply depending on
your calling plan.