Dumbing Down the "Smart" Classroom

Tim DiVito, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Camden
Gary Moore, University of South Carolina School of Law


Have you ever wondered if the term "Smart" Classroom came from the three PhD’s needed to understand how to operate the controls?  Do you teach in a room that takes 27 buttons just to put up a PowerPoint slide on a projector?  Are you an IT or A/V person who has tried to upgrade a small, seemingly meaningless component in an existing classroom and been unable to do so without 20 hours of programming classes and an outside consultant? If so, then this session is for you!

In this presentation, Tim and Gary will look at the design of a modern smart classroom from the ground up.  They will review the types of technologies available, as well as share some of their own experiences with the classroom tech they have in their own schools.   Also, there will be a review of some of the new A/V control systems available on the market that may simplify the classrooms, both in the operation by users and the support of the IT and A/V staff.  With these new systems, could it be possible to Design and configure your own classroom system?  Caution: Some Assembly Required.


Timothy DiVito

Assistant Director of Information Technology
Rutgers School of Law - Camden


Gary Moore

Assistant Dean for Information Systems
Maurice A Deane School of Law at
Hofstra University

Schedule info

Time slot: 
21 June 10:30 - 11:30