UML at 100% Tech Capacity

11/21/2010
By From the Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell has announced that 100 percent of its classrooms are equipped with technology that helps faculty explain complex topics to students.

"One hundred and ninety classrooms on campus are 'smart,' or technology-enhanced," UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan said. "This generation of students expects to use technology in every aspect of their lives, especially in education. This investment gives faculty the tools needed in the classroom to help students absorb and retain complicated information, which is key to student success."

The university's technology-enhanced classrooms include a teaching podium, computer, digital document camera, DVD/VCR player, laptop and network connections, integrated sound and a system that controls all audio and video from the lectern.

Faculty and students are extremely positive about how the technology aids learning not only in the classroom but also later, as students review materials and lectures to prepare for exams.

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