Business Technology Lab Opens at CSN

The Interactive Business Laboratory features the latest in business tech

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17 2016 – The College of Southern Nevada invites students and members of the business community to tour the new Interactive Business Lab on the North Las Vegas Campus.

Faculty, counselors and other staff members will be on hand at the Business Symposium from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 18 to give tours of the state-of-the-art facility and answer questions.

The lab, which opened this semester, features technology that allows faculty to create simulations of the business world. Students work with teams and groups, participate in international discussions via videoconferencing, and share information in real-time. Start-up funding was provided by a federal Perkins Grant through the Department of Education.

In designing the lab, faculty visited Stanford University, which has a similar space for business students. They took that elite university’s idea, modified it to fit the needs of CSN’s students, and remodeled an existing classroom.

Clarissa Cota, chair of the Business Administration Department, said the laboratory was designed to be modified as technology advances and needs change. “The space itself allows for a variety of teaching techniques and methods to be utilized,” she said.

What:              Business Symposium

When:             10 to 10:45 a.m. – visit with counselors, faculty, career services, distance education

11:00 a.m. – program start

Where:            CSN North Las Vegas Campus, C-2664

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