High-tech tools delivered in classrooms to advance e-learning
March 01,2018 15:49:01 readCount:439

SCUT’s Office of Academic Affairs (OAA), by introducing a number of e-learning techniques and equipment and providing matching services, has greatly improved class experience and efficiency for teachers and students.
500 laser pointer mice were delivered for use in multi-media classrooms since the beginning of this semester. The pointers were customized to help teachers control the presentation computer without being restricted by a traditional mouse, which may limit teachers’ range of activity during class teaching.
With assistance of these devices, teachers can now walk into among students, use more body language to express ideas, and create a more active air of interaction to improve the efficiency of teaching.
The OAA, since last September, has been taking a series of measures to improve classroom experience and advance the progress of e-learning around the campus. These included building high-tech teaching facilities such as smart discussion rooms, self-service producing rooms for mini-courses, classrooms equipped with recording and broadcasting systems, and consultancy rooms for teachers.
Digital infrared wireless teaching systems were also brought into multi-media classrooms to free teachers’ hands from the computer, while multiple channels of reporting malfunctions of the e-learning tools were provided. Faculty members and students can call for technical services via the internal hotline, or simply scanning a 2D barcode to finish the reporting.
In the next stage of these efforts, the Education Technology Center, which is a sub-division of the OAA, plans to make changes to the layout of desks and chairs in some common classrooms. This means to create a teaching and learning environment that enables more face-to-face interaction, and brings more possibilities for teachers to alter their teaching patterns and measures.

Source from the Education Technology Center of the Office of Academic Affairs
Translated by Xu Peimu
Edited by Xu Peimu and Deng Langchu