This refers to the hardware and software available in a classroom, and may include a computer, projector, DVD player, or other devices. The items may be controlled by a unified control panel.
One item of interest is the document camera, a high-resolution camera mounted on an arm that can be moved in different directions. The camera can be pointed at a flat object (e.g., a magazine) or three-dimensional one (a piece of fruit). The device then projects an image of the object onto a screen.
Use in teaching & learning
This is a broad area. Generally speaking, the more technology is in the room, the more options are available to the class.
A high percentage of rooms at Notre Dame are well-equipped with technology. If you call OIT Support at 631-8778 with a problem in a classroom, someone should be there within five minutes. Also call that number to arrange a tour of the technology in a classroom. If you teach in a room without technology, call 631-8782 (24 hours in advance) to request items for delivery and setup. Portable devices are also available for classroom checkout use. Inquire at 115 DeBartolo about a laser pointer, wireless microphone, digital audio recorder, CD/cassette player, mini-DV video camera, or tripod.