Designing a Smart Classroom at Indiana University that Doesn’t Look Different, But Acts Different

What if the smart classroom of the future doesn’t look all that different, but acts a whole lot different?

Reported by Campus Technology, while much of smart room design prognostications focus on technological novelties, Indiana University’s smart classroom prototype – designed by their IT department after prioritizing the results from faculty focus groups – focuses more on time-savings activities for both faculty and students alike.

These technological innovations include biometric attendance and customizations, untethering instructors from the podium, and voice-activation.

The takeaway? When imagining what technology can do, we often skip straight to virtual reality and holograms, but there are a lot of gateway steps in-between that can vastly improve the business processes of instruction and make class customization easier than ever before.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.