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Walsh College’s new connected classrooms improve remote learning, accessibility

TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2021 — Walsh College is preparing for a post-COVID world where not all learners will want to return to a physical campus. Newly-equipped classrooms will provide a simultaneously engaging experience for in-person and connected remote students and help eliminate barriers to higher education for many students such as distance, work schedules and the added cost of room and board.

Walsh’s connected classrooms contain state-of-the-art, user-friendly technology that allows instructors, in-person students and remote students to seamlessly interact with one another. Instructors enjoy complete freedom of movement in the classroom, using Smart podiums with digital whiteboard capability to teach material and a tablet to control camera views, mute participants and more with the touch of a button.

“Walsh has always been on the forefront of remote learning. We offered our first online course in 1998. When COVID hit last year, because of technology we had in place, we were able to seamlessly pivot to 100 percent remote delivery of courses and students services over a weekend in the middle of final exams,” said Tom Petz, interim chief information officer and assistant professor. “Walsh is committed to providing an outstanding, personal and accessible education through technology and innovation.”

Applications are being accepted for Walsh’s fall semester, which begins Sept. 22, 2021.
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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, data analytics, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).