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The new college classroom - Closeups
December 2009 Issue
Juniors Catherine Henry (left) and Taylor Sauls ask a question during Cobb’s pharmacokinetics class. Henry and Sauls are in the Pharmacy South Building on campus, but the class is also broadcast to students at the Medical College of Georgia UGA Clinical Pharmacy Program in Augusta. A student picks up her pen, looks at the teacher, waits for a minute and presses a button on her table. A camera trains toward her seat and the microphone at her station buzzes to life. “I have a question,” she says to the teacher, whose image is on the theater-sized screen at the front of the classroom. This is a regular scene at the College of Pharmacy, where distance learning is a part of life. The students, who have long kept track of their social lives on Web sites like Facebook and Twitter, are increasingly using cutting-edge advances to bolster their academic pursuits as well. Welcome to higher education version 2.0. “We built this …
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