New High-Tech Classrooms Creating Collaborative Learning Environments

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Five studio classrooms utilizing the latest educational technology have created collaborative learning environments this fall in Myers Hall. These rooms have been used to teach a variety of courses in all academic departments.
instructor can present content from the lectern to any or all of the panels. There is a ceiling array microphone and webcam at each pod.
   Other classrooms feature high definition video conferencing and lecture capture systems for 
   "This new technology is inspiring new teaching approaches and creates an inviting classroom environment for the students and professors," says William Kline, Ph.D., Dean of Innovation and Engagement. "Technology has always been a key ingredient in the Rose-Hulman educational process. These new classrooms keep us on the cutting edge." News2
  Two studios have five custom collaboration tables, or pods, that each feature a 52-inch high-definition flat panel monitor mounted on the wall. Any of four students can connect their laptops to the monitor or the instructor can present content from the lectern to any or all of the panels. There is a ceiling array microphone and webcam at each pod.
   Other classrooms feature high definition video conferencing and lecture monitor mounted on the wall. Any of four students can connect their laptops to the monitor or the
presenting online courses or collaborative courses with other educational institutions.
   Courses utilizing this technology this fall included those covering 
the practice of science (applied biology), visualizing data (mechanical engineering), computer architecture (electrical engineering), medicine in literature (humanities), introduction to math modeling, and leadership and global challenges (engineering management).

READY TO MAKE AN 'IMPaCT' FOR COMMUNITIES

Indiana's Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville are already reaping benefits from a partnership with Rose-Hulman to create home-grown entrepreneurial talent, educate future innovators, and attract manufacturing- and technology-based businesses.
   The partnership was announced after city and county officials approved $186,000 to support the Innovative Model: Positioning Communities
for Transformation (IMPaCT 2016). The program will help attract talent and business, while gaining strength from expertise of Rose-Hulman faculty, staff, and students.
   "This partnership has the potential to be a game-changer for our community's ability to retain, grow, and attract companies and talent," states Chris King (CE, 2002), past president of the Shelby County Development Corporation.
News3 Transformation (IMPaCT 2016). The program will help attract talent and business, while gaining strength from expertise of Rose-Hulman faculty, staff, and students.
   "This partnership has the potential to be a game-changer for our community's ability to retain, grow, and attract companies and talent," states Chris King (CE, 2002), past president of the Shelby County Development Corporation.