Pharmaceutical school offers high technology learning for small groups

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences launched a project that will foster the use of technology and smaller group interactions.

The school broke ground on a $1.65 million plan to turn unused space on Holland Avenue into state-of-the-art active learning classrooms.

This spring, nearly 6,000 square feet that has laid dormant for more than a decade will become classrooms for less than 70 students each.

ACPHS President Gregory Dewy says it is a move in the right direction for today’s students.

“The days where students sit down and take notes in front of a lecturer are over,” Dewey said. “We need to move into an era where students actively engage in problem-solving, in communication, and in team-based learning.”

The project is being funded by a grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Program as well as Rite Aid, Kinney Drug Foundation, and Envision Architects.

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