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    Smart Classrooms

    Soon every Cal U classroom will be a “smart” classroom — a space equipped with state-of-the-art technology to enhance both teaching and learning.

    A number of classrooms already have been upgraded, and plans call for smart technology to be installed in all 70 Cal U classrooms by fall 2012.

    Click here to access the Smart Classroom training materials

    See Cal U’s smart classrooms

    Click on the image below to view a slideshow of smart classrooms at Cal U.
    Photo of level 3 smart classroom in Duda Hall.

    Faculty Smart Classroom Trainers

    Education

    Liberal Arts

    Sci/Tech

    Ralph Belstering

    Christine Peterson

    Holiday Adair

    Sean Madden

    Ismail Cole

    Clyde Roberts

    James Burton

    Mary Seman

    Angela Bloomquist

    Marta McClintock

    John Confer

    Anthony Rodi

    Chris Harman

    Robert Skwarecki

    Clarissa Confer

    Pratul Pathak

    Chadwick Hanna

    Joseph Schickel

    Bernadette Jeffrey

    Norma Thomas

    Craig Fox

    Carrie Rosengart

    Laura Hummell

    Ali Sezer

    Jason Kight

    Jacqueline Walsh

    Arcides Gonzalez

    Michael Slavin

    John Kallis

    Melissa Sovak

    Ayanna Lyles

    Thomas West

    Raymond Hsieh

    Emily Sweitzer

    Nan Li

    Stephen Whitehead

    Michael Meyer

    Brian Wood

    Michael Hummel

    Julie Warnick

    Mario Majcen

    Laura Miller

    Clover Wright

    Kurt Kearcher

    Margo Wilson

    Suzanne Palko

    Katherine Mitchem

    Roy Yarbrough

    Harrison Pinckney

    Susan Morris-Rutledge

    Joseph Zisk

    Matthew Price

    Aleksandra Prokic

    What makes a classroom "smart"?

    Level 1

    Level 1

    The room is controlled with a 4-inch Crestron touchpanel. With the press of a button the projector turns on, the screen drops, audio ramps to the appropriate volume, and software on the dedicated PC is displayed on the projection screen.

    Level 2

    Level 2

    In videoconferencing mode, the instructor can connect to any Level 2or Level 3 classroom on the Cal U campus or to any IP-based outside videoconferencing system. Four wireless handheld microphones and one wireless lavalier (lapel) microphone provide audio transmission for the presenter(s), who can send any two sources to the far-end participant simultaneously. As many as five additional classrooms can be connected through the videoconference.

    A 15-inch Crestron touchpanel controls basic functions and all aspects of the audio-visual system, including videoconference-call dialing, source routing, volume and lighting.

    Level 3

    Level 3
    • Each student seat has a push-to-talk microphone and an individual 4-inch Crestron touchpanel with keypad. Each student enters his or her name at the start of class; it appears on an LED board so the professor can identify each member of the class.
    • When a student wishes to ask a question, he or she presses a button to activate the microphone. The videoconferencing camera zooms in on the student asking the question; when the button is released, the camera zooms back to full classroom view. 
    • Touchpanels allow the instructor to poll students anonymously. Students use the keypad to answer multiple-choice questions, then view the real-time results on the touchpanel.

    Presentations in Level 3 rooms can be recorded with a MediaSite recording system and then uploaded to a server, so students can log in and stream the sessions from anywhere in the world.

    How smart is your classroom?

    Level 1 classrooms:
    Coover 110
    Coover 123
    Duda 202
    Duda 210
    Duda 211
    Duda 212
    DUA 312
    Duda 313
    Eberly 246
    Eberly 250
    Eberly 251 – SMART Board

    Eberly 255
    Eberly 266
    Eberly 360
    Frich 100
    Frich 202
    Frich 300
    Gallagher 106
    Gallagher 108
    Hamer 136A
    Hamer 136B
    Hamer 136C
    Hamer 142
    Hamer 146
    Hamer 147
    Hamer 148
    Helsel 102
    Helsel 133A
    Keystone 102 – SMART Board
    Keystone 104 – SMART Board
    Keystone 106 – SMART Board
    Keystone 300A – SMART Board
    Keystone 300B
    Keystone 304
    Keystone 327
    Keystone 400 – SMART Board
    Keystone 419 – SMART Board
    Morgan 204
    Morgan 222 (Auditorium)
    Morgan 231
    Morgan 240
    Morgan 276C
    Morgan 276D
    Morgan 329
    Morgan 341
    New Science 127
    New Science 206
    Noss 121
    Residence Hall A 141
    Steele B147
    Steele Black Box Theater
    Watkins B6
    Watkins B9
    Watkins 107
    Watkins 110
    Watkins 114
    Watkins 215

    Level 2 classrooms:
    Duda 103
    Duda 116
    Keystone 205
    Keystone 211
    Eberly 110
    Eberly 130

    Level 3 classrooms:
    Duda 117
    Keystone 209
    Eberly 120


    * Updated Aug. 27, 2012

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