Creating a Virtual, Interactive Classroom with Planar Display Technology
The mission of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in Toronto, Ontario is to foster the development of ‘renaissance engineers’—entrepreneurial engineers who embrace a social conscience and a sense of global citizenship. To that end, the Lassonde School has implemented world-class tools for learning and engagement and specifically, interactive display technology from Planar for creating a virtual classroom.
Lassonde’s ‘future classroom’ was achieved with the installation of a Clarity® Matrix® MultiTouch LCD Video Wall System. Multiple users can simultaneously interact with the video wall, allowing students to manipulate content or seamlessly toggle between different mediums, such as moving from a whiteboard to a PowerPoint presentation. And, with built-in video conferencing, guest speakers and students alike can join from anywhere in the world.