This room only uses the core components to create an efficient teaching environment. This design is different from other classrooms in that the system features a high definition laser projector, HDMI and VGA for computer connection, Air Media, and a Document Camera and an iPad mini for control, and a mobile podium. The HD laser projector now projects onto a 16:10 screen, which makes content easier to see for students. Also, there is no bulb as the projector contains laser projection technology. This eliminates class disruptions due to a dim or burnt out bulb.
An instructor’s podium will be located at the front of the room and will be utilized as the main location for technology control equipment within the classroom. This podium will contain the document camera, Crestron Air Media and laptop computer video connection capability.
Faculty will control the functioning of the room electronics via an iPad Mini which will provide ‘easy to use’ control buttons for all available technology devices in the room. The Crestron iPad interface will allow the instructor to choose the source device (laptop type, document camera, AirMedia) and send its content to the laser projector and speakers.
Overall, the functionality remains the same. Faculty will have the ability to walk into a room and plug their powered laptop or devices into the podium with either a VGA or HDMI; the system should automatically turn on. If they are unable to plug into the podium, the professor can use Air Media to wirelessly connect to the system.