Technology upgrades highlight SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center renovations

The SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center, offering credit courses and professional development opportunities for people throughout the region, has upgraded its audiovisual and technology capabilities as part of a floor-to-ceiling interior renovation.

Two smart podiums with state-of-the-art computer, projection and other equipment partner with a new large-screen TV to offer a multimedia learning experience for those attending the many courses, career-development workshops and business consulting sessions at the center, off Route 481 at Exit 14.

“Teaching methods are continuously evolving and these technology upgrades allow us to have a dynamic learning environment for our students,” said Yvonne Petrella, dean of SUNY Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning.

“Smart boards have been shown to increase attention of students, encourage involvement and serve as a tool for educators to engage students of varied learning styles.”

Besides the technological gear, the center has new tables, chairs, paint and carpet throughout.

Among the current offerings at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center are the Women’s Empowerment Series, classes in government contracting, computer classes in Google mail and calendar applications, and courses under the auspices of the American Management Association that can stand alone or lead to AMA University certification in human resource management or administrative professional.

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