Learning Technologies provides support for nearly 150 classrooms across campus. Called Enhanced Classrooms, we offer both a Tier I and Tier II level of technology integration. Tier I rooms include a PC or Mac, audio system, projector, DVD/VHS player, document camera, and other related technologies. Tier II rooms normally include a PC or Mac and a projector only. The newest generation of Enhanced Classrooms include a smaller, more ergonomic and physically accessible podium. Several rooms across campus also include interactive, digital whiteboards that provide electronic writing and presentation.
There are several technologies that are being integrated into the classroom currently and many more that are still being researched. Some of the more common technologies we have implemented include:
Learning Technologies supports the iClicker classroom response system. This is one of the most sophisticated classroom systems available today. Students can either purchase a clicker from the bookstore, or download the software onto their Android or Apple phone. iClicker is the only response system that is accessibility certified by the National Federation for the Blind.
Learning Technologies provides Panopto lecture capture support in several rooms across campus. The latest generation of these rooms includes two remote-control cameras and built-in room microphones. This system allows faculty to record their lecture and make it available via the Learning Management System immediately following class. Faculty can also use Panopto on their PC or Mac using a webcam or the laptop camera. There is even a mobile version of Panopto for faculty and students to record from the field.
The lightboard is a thin piece of glass that is held in aluminum steel. Our 3D printer printed all of the parts that connect the glass and steel together as well as the LED lights that illuminate the writing. Faculty can use this technology to record lectures for their class. For more information, watch this short YouTube video where the lightboard is explained.
We are currently using Zoom as our main web conferencing software on campus. To get started with Zoom conferencing, log in to the website at: http://www.emporiastate.zoom.us.
For more information on classroom technology implementation, contact:
Mark Summey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Kern - email@example.com
Anna J. Catterson, Ph.D. - firstname.lastname@example.org