A Multimedia Classroom
THE F. W. OLIN BUILDING
||Georgetown, Texas 78626 ||Phone: 512-863-6511 |
The Psychology Lab on the second floor of the Olin Building is a multi-purpose classroom serving departments across the campus as a multimedia classroom and the Psychology department as a laboratory during the afternoon hours.
This classroom provides the same AV/Presentation capabilities as the Electronic Classroom located across the hall. Instructors have the ability to call-up computer programs for instruction and demonstration, video tape for viewing behaviors, situations and documentaries pertaining to the class material. Also the document camera provides the ability to project any document, map, chart, or 3-D object for the class discussion and evaluation.
Software Packages such as StatView, SPSS, MatLab, Mathematica and Powerpoint are available for the instructor's use. The classroom is connected to the campus computer network for sharing and retrieval of files across campus. There is also a connection to the Internet and the World Wide Web through the use of the Netscape Web browser. This capability makes available the ability for learning experiences to be enhanced with material drawn from the full resources of the Internet.
All this is possible through the use of a Powermac 7500/100 with a PC-DOS compatible card located in the Instructor's console. The AV equipment includes:
The instructor uses a control panel located at the console to select a particular audio and/or video source as input (including computer video and sound). The audio is directed to the sound system and the video to the ceiling-mounted Electrohome CRT Video/Data Projector for display on the large screen at the front of the room.
A wall-jack connection on the back wall lets the instructor at the console control panel conduct slide presentations using cart-mounted slide projector. A multi-speaker sound system complements the multimedia video systems.
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