Classroom of the Future…You’ve Come a Long Way Baby
Afraid I am dating myself, but I remember sitting in an art history 101 class, listening to the teacher in front of the room lecture about 19th century artists while I furiously took hand written notes. Eventually I ventured to the campus library to research Rodin’s “The Thinker” sculpture on microfiche and again took copious hand written notes for fear I would run out of quarters needed to feed the photocopier.
Now, almost two decades later (I say with a bit of a wince), university students carry notebook PCs from class to class across a wireless enabled campus. Many students don’t even go to a physical classroom at all, but catch up on coursework they might have missed via video on the campus Intranet. Imagine being able to attend a class from virtually anywhere in the world and still feel part of the campus community. Duke University’s new lecture facility provides Fuqua School of Business students with access to professors, business leaders and guest lecturers located around the globe, extending the in-person classroom environment across campuses and into the business world. Thankfully, today’s classroom has come a long way.
Duke University Fuqua School of Business inaugurates custom Cisco TelePresence virtual learning environment.