Purdue islocated in West Lafayette, Indiana. Our total enrollment (counting both undergrads and graduate students is just over 40,000 students). And we have just over 3,000 faculty.Currently we have 283 centrally scheduled classrooms – and 265 of these classrooms are what we call “TIC” sites…
So what is a TIC site? These sites provide computer and network based instructional applications at the instructor’s fingertips. I’m going to start by showing you a basic TIC site… Each site is equipped with a Windows-based personal computer, currently Dell Optiplex 745’s. The PC’s in each of the TIC sites are configured and have the same image as those found in our computer labs…login access via your Purdue Career Account login and password. Network resources and the same software applications that are available in the labs are accessible from the TIC sites. Each TIC site also has a Gyration Wireless mouse Receiver and Cradle and an eInstruction CPS rf receiver (Which is our current classroom response system) each room is also equipped with a DVD and VHS player as well as audio capabilities Each of these rooms has a laptop connection available and an additional network and audio connection for the laptop as well. Computer projection is available from either the PC or from the laptop…We try to standardize the TIC sites, but since our TIC site classrooms range in size from as small as a 16 seat classroom to as large as a 480 seat lecture hall we obviously have to fit the technology to the room. Also, we are constantly trying to improve the technology and the quality of the rooms as much as possible.Let me tell you about some of the “extras” we have in some of the TIC sites…20 of our TIC sites are equipped with Sympodium Monitors…64 of our TIC sites are equipped with Document Cameras90 of our TIC sites have either a Crestron Touch panel or a Crestron Button Panel (smaller rooms)40 of our TIC sites are equipped with Dual Projection And 1 TIC site has 3 projectors installed…the two end ones actually mirror each other…
Purdue has been capturing lectures for over 35 years. Historically, lectures were recorded to a central recording studio on to reel to reel (audio cassette in 1999) and delivered to the Library for listening. These recordings were not allowed outside of the library. Students were allowed to bring on their own cassette tape in 1999 and take a copy of the lecture with them.
An MP3 based system was installed in January 2005. This system included multiple digital recorders, many flash drives, and custom built software to manage the uploading of content to web and streaming servers.
Echo is our new course lecture capture solution. We will be doing the largest Echo 360 deployment in over 265 classrooms. For the deployment we are using the echo version 2.5 software. And we will also be deploying a few (7) appliances in key instructional rooms. Vodcasting/podcasting available in software rooms. Rich media (which chaptering and indexing) available with the appliances only – captures anything going to the main projector. (Rich media flash based and not portable media…available via RSS feed).
Implementation – Vodcast – availablein all 265 TIC sites
Reach Media Capture Slide – available in the 7 largest lecture halls on campus – captures anything that is projected to projector 1
Blackboard slide – future possibilities with Blackboard Learn
20 of our TIC sites are equipped with Sympodium Monitors…64 of our TIC sites are equipped with Document Cameras90 of our TIC sites have either a Crestron Touch panel or a Crestron Button Panel (smaller rooms)40 of our TIC sites are equipped with Dual Projection And 1 TIC site has 3 projectors installed…the two end ones actually mirror each other…
The “Engineering Educations’s Ideas to Innovation Learning Laboratory” or “I2I”How do you capture this type of experience with a lecture capture system?