Dual Enrollment/Graduate Level Classes & Videoconferencing Resources
The Technology Center's Distance Learning Lab (DLL) is a two-way interactive video classroom that allows us to offer college classes, special programming, or videoconferencing from similarly equipped facilities at community colleges, universities, or training centers. Currently, seven out of eleven Van Buren County school districts (Lawrence, Lawton, Gobles, Bangor, Bloomingdale, Decatur, and Covert) have been equipped with Distance Learning Labs to take advantage of these opportunities. Students who take classes for dual enrollment (college) credit, can be seen and heard by the remote site, and papers and assignments can be sent to the instructor electronically. Also, programming can usually be videotaped to accommodate students who are unable to attend for various reasons. Graduate level classes through Grand Valley State University are also offered in Nursing and Education.
The DLL is also available to area businesses and organizations as a videoconference site. Videoconferencing is well suited for today's environment as an alternative to travel or as a new format of communication with people in the field or at remote offices. The DLL can connect with 3, up to 12 sites sites at a time. Costs incurred would be minimal. Some restrictions may apply.
To schedule a virtual meeting, or to book the DLL as a meeting site, please contact:
Ric Kienbaum, Distance Learning Coordinator
During the summer months, please contact
Richard Johnson, LAN Manager