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Interactive Digital Environments Lab benefits engineering faculty, students

A new lab in Lafferre Hall will help address the immediate needs for virtual learning.

Aug. 31, 2020

students looking at screens

IT students will be on hand to assist users and monitor quality.

The Interactive Digital Environments (IDE) Lab allows engineering instructors to record high-quality lectures and demonstrations. Information Technology students will also be able to use the space to gain hands-on experience.

“We wanted a way to give faculty the ability to develop and deliver higher-quality content than what they might be able to produce from their desktop or laptop computers,” said Brian Maurer, IT director of undergraduate studies. “At the same time, we want to be leaders when it comes to innovative teaching methods. Our students are digital natives who have high standards when it comes to technology. The IDE Lab will help us meet those expectations and go beyond.”

Lab highlights include:

  • A green screen setting
  • Studio lighting
  • Cameras
  • And presentation screens

The lab is available to engineering faculty, staff and students only at this time.

Engineering faculty and students can schedule the lab for 90-minute shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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