California University of Pennsylvania is a comprehensive regional institution of higher education and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Part of the campus master plan was to renovate 80 classrooms and provide incoming students state-of-the-art technology in the classroom.
Synergy Media Group strategized directly with the campus President on the University’s vision of classroom technology. The end result was the standardization of three levels of classroom technology. 68 classrooms were “Level One” classrooms that included high definition projectors, electric projection screens, Crestron touchpanels, speakers, microphones, annotation capabilities, and multiple sources. Nine of the classrooms are “Level 2” classrooms with dual high definition projectors, dual high definition projection screens, two 50” LCD confidence monitors, Crestron Digital Media Switcher, Crestron touchpanel, quad-view processor, Cisco C60 videoconferencing, multiple microphones, MediaSite classroom recording and video streaming, annotation, and multiple sources. Three of the classrooms are “Level 3” and contain the exact functionality of the intermediate plus a 4” touchpanel at every student seat location. Students will enter their names via a virtual keypad on the 4” touchpanel and their name will display on a LED screen in front of their seat. This allows professors to immediately put a name to a face. Throughout the class, the professor will be able to ask questions to the class and students are able to anonymously respond via A, B, C, D, or E buttons on the touchpanel providing the professor with real time polling results. Finally, professors are able to monitor the effectiveness of their content delivery by receiving real time feedback from the students if they feel the lesson is being taught too fast, too slow, or just right.
80 Classroom Technology Renovation