Colleges in Michigan spend millions to upgrade classroom technology

Sept. 15, 2009
New gadgets help schools make better connections with students

From The Detroit Free Press: Across Michigan, colleges and universities are investing millions to connect with a tech-savvy student body. E-mail-ready whiteboards in the front of a classroom capture a professor's notes, sending them instantly in an e-mail to student laptops. Overhead cameras zoom in on a cadaver or a rock on a lab table, shooting minute detail to an overhead screen for all to study. And professors need never turn their back on a class toward a blackboard, as document cameras stream their notes from a wired podium onto an overhead screen.

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