ECPI University Press Releases: Virginia Beach, VA

AnyWare Program Brings Students Live into Classroom from Nearly Anywhere

From home, a coffee cafe’ in Seattle or ship in the North Atlantic, students at an area university can now remotely participate live in class through any internet connection and a new combination of distance learning technologies called AnyWare.

“I think AnyWare is superior to the traditional classroom experience,” says ECPI University student Sean Kear, an electronic engineering major taking an English class via AnyWare. “There’s actually more interaction, more meaningful discussion and you don’t have to drive to school. You can attend from your computer or phone, anywhere there’s a connection.”

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ECPI University Announces Career Discovery Day

Learn How Industry-Driven Curriculum Transforms Education and Career Prospects

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University, including its School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute, is pleased to announce Career Discovery Day open houses to be held at all campus locations throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to these events is free.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • See exciting interactive demonstrations
  • Tour the campuses
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Observe the hands-on learning environment
  • Explore future career education goals in the technology, business, criminal justice and medical arenas
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Learning for Life Exploring Program Prepares Students for College and Career

Computer programming from scratch; disassembling and reassembling a computer; building a basic robot; experiencing computer-generated weather conditions from inside a hovercraft…these are just some of the topics and activities available to south side Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina high school students through Exploring, a program that provides hands-on experience to help pupils prepare for college and careers.

The program, sponsored by ECPI through the Learning for Life division of the Tidewater Council, BSA is open to both young men and women ages 14-20 who have completed the eighth grade. ECPI University is among the institutions and agencies that host the program. Meetings are held at the Virginia Beach campus on the first Thursday of each month from September through May.

This year’s instruction, led by Dr. Gregg Patrick, head of the university’s masters program, focuses on computer programming, where students learn to construct a program from the ground up. The subject matter received a lot of interest from students and filled up early.

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