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Expanding Classes to Albany Region

Beginning this January, Northeastern will offer graduate-level courses toward Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees in the Capital Region. Part of its expanding distance-education program, the courses will be offered via video conference, linking the community of learners in the greater Albany area with Northeastern’s Rochester campus through live video feed.

The Seminary anticipates offering classes at a local college and utilizing PolyCom interactive video technology, which features multidirectional streaming. This technology allows professors to teach from either the Rochester or Albany location and engage students through lecture and multimedia resources at both sites. Students at both campuses will be able to interact with each other, as well. This classroom format will also incorporate on-site small group interactions and periodic chapel services to enhance community and provide instruction in spiritual formation, a distinctive of the NES education.

Through the use of video conferencing, NES has successfully launched distance-education initiatives in Williamsville and Syracuse, N.Y. “Our recent expansion across central and western New York and the upcoming course offerings in Albany are part of our commitment to make a seminary education more accessible across New York State,” NES Vice President and Dean Doug Cullum said.

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