UMass Lowell Improves Students’ Academic Success with vLabs and Zero Client Devices
UMass Lowell recently installed vLabs and zero client devices to enable students to access lab assignments without actually going to the lab. vLabs is an app-based feature that enables students to access lab work through a portal; zero clients are server-based virtual devices that run like a PC, but take up less space than a computer. Combined, this solution has cut back on energy costs in UMass Lowell’s labs, and saves its commuting students time. The university’s IT team says it has also improved students’ academic success and makes the university stand out as one of the only colleges in the Northeast that has this solution.
The Battle Against BYOD: How to Mediate Students’ Relationship with Technology in the Classroom
Some professors struggle to keep students engaged in the classroom. Some professors even feel that technology is such a distraction to students that they ban technology in the classroom altogether. However, banning technology in the classroom may diminish students’ interest in a lecture, especially since today’s students expect to learn via technology. Instead of banning technology, professors should consider accepting technology in their classrooms, and include themselves in students’ relationship with technology. By encouraging a positive relationship with technology, professors will keep students engaged in the classroom and learn how to control technology usage in their classrooms.
University of Toledo Trains Future Healthcare Professionals with Simulation Center
The University of Toledo constructed a new simulation via AVI-SPL with technology provided by Cisco, Crestron, Barco and Sharp among others. The simulation center was built in order to give students, future healthcare professionals, a chance to get real world experience in the medical field before practicing on actual patients. The building was constructed based on the tri-center model, where there are three centers in one to train students. Each floor provides students with opportunities to practice debriefing skills, surgery, patient safety and treatment of human patient simulators. The simulation center is even open to people outside of the university, providing training, workshops and presentations.
5 Features That Put Interactive Flat Panels in First Place
Interactive flat panels (IFP’s) giftwrap the major features that college classrooms need in a writing surface under one, low-friction coated screen. From enhanced visual impact and easy accessibility to collaboration-encouraging features, IFP’s are appearing in college classrooms faster than a click of a mouse.