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SUNY Ulster Online Learning Courses Selected as Models for SUNY Learning Network

Four online courses at SUNY Ulster have been selected as best practice models for the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) that includes online courses, degree programs and certificates offered by accredited State University of New York campuses statewide.
    STONE RIDGE, NY, July 13, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The courses and instructors that have been selected to have their courses showcased for all SUNY online instructors are: Professor Shirley Birmingham, who teaches Introduction to Exceptional Children; Professor Jim Hobbs, General Psychology; Professor William Sheldon, Introduction to Microeconomics; and Professor Sean Nixon, History of 20th Century Design.
"Online learning is the wave of the future and SUNY Ulster is a leader in this new modality of learning that is teaching the 21st Century student with 21st Century tools," said Hope Windle, SUNY Ulster Instructional Designer.
The SUNY Ulster instructors use a variety of tools and resources including the Internet, interactive video technology and sharing presentations online to engage students, and encourage them to work in teams and interact with their instructors and each other.
"Online learning accommodates people's lives," Windle said. "These courses are incredibly rich. The presence of the faculty is felt and these instructors create an interactive, online learning community."

About SUNY Ulster
Ulster County Community College is a two-year college of the State University of New York, located in Stone Ridge, in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain region. SUNY Ulster offers students small classes and faculty; online degree programs and courses; computer and technology facilities; and cultural programming; as well as continuing education and services for businesses. More than 60 percent of SUNY Ulster graduates continue their studies at four-year public and private institutions throughout the state and nation. For more information, visit

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