Mar 01

Technology Enhanced Classrooms

The Technology Enhanced Classroom initiative at ACG enables instructors and students access, tools and resources available beyond the traditional classroom. Classrooms are equipped with IT resources designed to extend and broaden the learning experience. From faculty lectures to student presentations, users are able to display multimedia and web-enabled information throughout the ACG network of technology enhanced classrooms.

All classrooms are equipped with a ceiling mounted video projection system specifically designed to meet the requirements of each classroom environment. A projection screen provides an ideal viewing surface for data or video, displaying clear, bright images.

Every classroom features a teaching station that is specially designed to house the room’s technology. The teaching station also features a retractable keyboard and mouse tray, along with a built-in LCD monitor, which provides the ability to display the same image on both the built-in monitor and projection system, thus allowing instructors to maintain eye contact with students. A VCR/DVD/Blue Ray player that incorporates high quality video in the classroom is also provided. The system is complemented by the latest sound amplifier technology and wall mounted speakers. All classrooms are connected to ACG’s high speed backbone and some of them also offer wireless connectivity.

Training for maximum use of equipment in Technology Enhanced classrooms is provided by Media Center staff.