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Seeking Something New: Classroom of the Future

Located across from the Tozzi Trading Floor, E1405 has always been unique among classrooms at Ross. Recently, Senior Associate Dean Wally Hopp began wondering what kind of improvements could bring E1405 up-to-date and give it a "next generation" makeover. Last fall, nine massive touchscreens were brought in. Read about what what happened next...

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Screencasting: enhancing classroom discussion and participation

Flipping the Classroom

Many faculty at Ross are experimenting with screencasting, which can be defined as the digital recording of a computer screen, usually with accompanying narration--like a video recorded PowerPoint lecture. Ross Professors like Dana Muir, Scott Moore, Laurie Morgan, and Nigel Melville are finding that screencasting can be done easily using software called Camtasia. Some use it to replace traditional lectures, and others are using it as a means to encourage more student participation. Read about how they're doing...


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Dim the lights! Producing video as a substitute for live lectures

Professor Scott Moore is using BIT 330 this semester as a means to "test the waters" and demonstrate just what it means to put technology to use in learning. Instead of typical in-person lectures, Moore is recording video modules from his home and using the time reserved for class as a means to interact with students on a one-on-one basis. While Moore's setup is a little more advanced for a novice video user, incorporating high-end equipment and green-screen effects, a very basic and straight-forward video lecture can be done quite easily, and Moore offers words of encouragement for those seeking to try it out. Read more about his experience...

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