Classroom Technology Update
The Department of Information Technology has recently retrofitted 48 classrooms across all campuses to include new custom multimedia lecterns equipped with computers, DVD-VCR combos, speakers, screens and LCD displays. Thirty-five of these rooms have had LCD projectors ceiling-installed, increasing the total number of classrooms with PC and projection to 70%.
Three classrooms have been rewired and equipped with new computers over the summer to create more flexible electronic learning environments for enhanced teaching and learning with technology. Two of the classrooms, Knight campus room 6054 and Flanagan campus room 1416 are outfitted with 30 student pc’s, an instructor pc and dual ceiling mounted projectors , while Flanagan campus room 3638 is being outfitted with 20 wireless laptops to support a flexible ‘just-in-time’ learning environment.
The Knight and Flanagan Distance Learning Rooms were redesigned to reflect new pedagogy using the latest high resolution videoconferencing technology, software and digital cameras integrated with a desktop interactive whiteboard, DVD-VCR, document presenter and enhanced displays to improve student and faculty engagement between multiple sites. Two new ‘mobile’ codecs will accommodate the increased usage of videoconference meetings and conferences across campuses.
Many Science labs have been updated with wireless laptop carts, projectors, document presenters and specialized interactive software such as spectrophotometers and BioPacks.