Digital Classroom Podium

DCP in Tillet 127.The Digital Classroom Podium, or "DCP," is our standard classroom system. Originally introduced in a Fall 2012 pilot program, DCS continues to work towards upgrading all older classroom systems with versions of the Digital Classroom Podiums. This will meet our twin goals of having state-of-the-art, digital presentation technology in DCS's classrooms while also providing a consistent user experience to all faculty so that they do not need to relearn how to use equipment every time they teach in different DCS rooms.

A still from a video of a DCS engineer building a podiumThe Digital Classroom Podium is our most advanced classroom system yet. It allows instructors to present using a built-in Mac computer, a Blu-ray player, a document camera, or connect personal portable devices via a HDMI or VGA cable. DCPs are "all digital" and connected to high-definition, widescreen projectors. The DCP utilizes a unique design scheme. The Mac Mini is equipped with the "Rutgers Room Control," an application which allows the user to control all in-room devices from the podium's computer. The podiums and Rutgers Room Control are constructed in-house, enabling our staff to continuously improve the podium design based on the experience of the faculty using them. Since first introducing the podiums we have  worked closely with faculty through direct interaction, surveys, and feedback sessions to refine new designs to best meet the needs of Rutgers instructors. To watch a podium being built from workroom to classroom, click on the video to the right.

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