DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Jan. 19, 2017 – An innovator in higher education since 1931, DeVry University has developed connected-classroom technology to reinvent the student learning experience. In one of DeVry’s 24 new extended classrooms, students experience a virtual learning community that goes beyond on-campus and online courses, joining together students from campuses across the country.
Using an innovative suite of connected-classroom technologies, these extended classrooms allow students and professors to take part in active learning sessions, complete group projects and interact across extended classrooms, in real time, while at different campus locations. Each extended classroom is equipped with:
- Live video, audio and display screens enable students to hear, see and fully participate in relevant, timely discussions and problem-solving activities.
- Widescreen HD monitors and picture-in-picture views deliver visual perspective, allowing students in both locations to explore new ideas together.
- Interactive whiteboards feature two-way sharing to bring data, notes and dynamic case studies to life in both classrooms.
- Wireless content sharing allows professors and students to send images, files and documents from their own devices to display screens in both classrooms.
- Voice-activated motion cameras automatically follow the conversation, while facial recognition software helps the cameras identify who is speaking. Students see classmates as clearly as if they were in the same room.
- Special projection cameras capture images of materials placed below it, including 3-D objects, for live display on the extended classrooms’ whiteboards.
“DeVry University is leveraging technology to create dynamic, interactive learning experiences that help prepare students for the virtual environments of the modern workplace,” said Robert Paul, president of DeVry University. “This reinvented classroom experience will help equip students with the skills to navigate and thrive in today’s increasingly virtual and tech-enabled workplace. The extended classroom format instills important virtual collaboration skills and encourages interaction with new tools students are likely to utilize in their professional lives. It’s an exciting new way to learn.”
DeVry campuses with connected-classroom technology include:
|California||Bakersfield, Folsom, Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Sherman Oaks|
|Illinois||Addison, Chicago, Chicago Loop, Downers Grove, Tinley Park|
|New Jersey||North Brunswick|
To view a connected-classroom technology demonstration, visit https://www.devry.edu/admissions/working-adult-applicants/work-education-balance.html.