Shown left is a view that shows the three screens mounted on the north wall of the classroom. And, it shows the attractive, and media-friendly blue wall. No more washed out professors (hey, no jokes) when video-conferencing. There are three screens on each side to allow multiple use and clear access from all angles.
We'll post a video that shows an example of our video conferencing soon.
Professor Neil Hamilton was here, Kris Katrosh, Media Production Manager from the University of Arkansas Global Campus came by to interview him for a video that Kris is producing for us this Fall. Stay tuned.
The photo to the left shows Kris and his colleagues testing out the lighting and sound for the interview. Neil commented on what professionals they were and enjoyed the interview. Thanks to our friends at Global Campus, who are helping us every step of the way to make our new distance education track successful.
Our classes each have their own web page in Blackboard, with readings and other resources available electronically. We offer video-conferencing with our distance students (allowing them to participate fully in the class), recording of the classes for later viewing, and interactive online discussions. So - lots of new features and a full use of new technology - while we continue to maintain the small class interaction that has always been the hallmark of our Program.