Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Berkeley College Hosts Service-Learning Symposium

On Friday May 13, 2011, Berkeley College will host a symposium "Virtual Reality - Online Academic Service-Learning:  Challenges and Opportunities", sponsored by the New York Campus Compact.  The event will be held at the New York City campus at 12 East 41st Street from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm.  It will also be streamed live on the Berkeley College website at  

What is Service Learning?  Service Learning is often described as "learning by doing".  It is a teaching method which combines community service with academic instruction, enabling students to apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to meet genuine community needs. It often provides an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of course content and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.  Take advangate of this opportunity to see how Service Learning is applied in the Virtual World.  Experience online academic service learning from multiple perspectives that will assist your institution in implementing successful online academic service learning courses.    Remember, if you cannot make it LIVE to the event, see it streamed from our Berkeley College website at!                                

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