2U, Our Technology Partner
NYU Steinhardt has partnered with 2U Inc. to power and support Counseling@NYU. Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver high-quality degree programs online to qualified students everywhere.
In addition to NYU, 2U currently works with a number of leading US universities to support their online programs, including the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, Yale University, Georgetown University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2U supports undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programs in health care and across the fields of education, social work, nursing, business, public administration, law, international affairs, public health, health care administration, data science, communications, and counseling.
As part of our partnership, 2U provides the following services:
NYU Steinhardt students access a virtual campus for their classes, course work, and networking. The platform, which is available from most Internet-enabled devices, is powered by 2U. The 2U approach is best described as No Back Row™ and features an online classroom that brings students face to face for live class sessions. NYU faculty members lead program instruction, which is designed with intuitive, familiar features that foster connection and collaboration.
In preparation for live class discussions, students watch dynamic content created by NYU Steinhardt faculty in collaboration with 2U content strategists. Together, NYU professors and the 2U team develop content that is custom-made for the online program, ensuring that all content takes advantage of the latest available technologies. 2U also partners with NYU Steinhardt to produce video content while NYU faculty members write and deliver all content.
Course content is not simply a series of recorded lectures but rather an interactive learning experience. Course work includes video case studies, discussions between professors and students, dynamic faculty presentations, and interactive elements in which professors can see students’ progress and leave comments and feedback leading up to the live class session.
NYU Steinhardt works with 2U to identify and reach the most qualified candidates across the country. 2U’s marketing and recruiting efforts support NYU’s goal of finding students who are most likely to succeed in Counseling@NYU. 2U also provides an online application and application management system, which ensures a seamless process for applicants and for the NYU faculty and staff who review candidates. As with all NYU programs, NYU administration reviews applications and makes all admissions decisions.
2U prepares faculty to deliver classes and course materials through the online platform so that they are best able to use the tools available in the virtual classroom. 2U also offers orientation to all online students before classes begin. Dedicated support continues throughout the program with technical support available during every live session.
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