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What makes a classroom Smart?

UCR has 87 General Assignment classrooms that can be classified as Smart Classrooms. These teaching facilities feature a broad range of presentation equipment: Multiple Multimedia Projectors (4000-7000 lumens), PC Computers, Clickers, Hi-Resolution Document Cameras, Blu-Ray and VHS Players. In addition, larger lecture halls contain wireless microphone systems, Smartboards, Annotation Tablets, and presentation cameras for demos. With a robust wired network and an extensive wireless network, faculty and students can easily incorporate online tools into daily instruction.

All classrooms are Podcast-Ready with a number of them also ready with Course-Capture technology. Our automated capture systems facilitate podcasting or course-capture for any course in any general assignment (GA) classroom. Faculty in all GA classrooms are supported by just-In-time electronic and phone support.

This investment in UCR's "instructional infrastructure" has yielded positive benefits. We are very interested in your feedback, so please share your thoughts concerning Classroom Technology improvements or e-mail Associate Vice Chancellor Chuck Rowley or Educational Technology & Computing Services Director Israel Fletes.

 

UCR Faculty Comments on Campus Classroom Technology

[The Flex Classroom] was fantastic.I never want to teach in another classroom. I divide the students up into groups of 10 after I lecture for a certain period and this means I can divide the class down the middle and have five turn their chairs to face five in back of them for discussion of an article that requires them to figure out how a case study applies to the lecture I gave. It worked so well as there was no time lost moving chairs or tables and the work groups were very efficient. I also was able to show visual clips of case study material on two screens, which means that everyone in the class could see and hear the visual material. It has made such a difference in the quality and quantity of teaching that got done in an hour and 20 minutes. From the student evaluations, they too found it a much improved educational experience. Thanks.

Dr. Anne Sutherland
Director, Interdisciplinary Programs
Professor of Global Studies & Anthropology


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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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C&C Information

Multimedia & Classroom Technology
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Tel: (951) 827-3045
Fax: (951) 827-3041
E-mail: multimedia@ucr.edu

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