New Delhi: To optimize the learning and classroom experience of students, The NorthCap University has today launched state-of-the-art, smart classrooms. The first of its kind, smart classrooms are fully equipped with digital technology to replicate a physical classroom in a virtual model. The classrooms will enable students to attend virtual interactive lectures from anywhere in the world in a physical classroom-like environment. It also enables the faculty to deliver lectures in hybrid mode in a classroom-like environment.
The smart classrooms are also equipped with smart audiovisual technology like ceiling array microphones that enable camera tracking, smart ceiling speakers that can be programmed, PTZ camera for speaker tracking, interactive digital podium, 85″ 4K displays for students, and 55″ 4K displays for the instructor, for enabling an interactive teaching-learning environment.
The use of audio tracking cameras enabled by smart array microphones will ensure the instructor’s freedom of movement in a virtual classroom. The University made sure to introduce simple to use technology that provides for a multi-modal delivery that is adaptable and responsive for an engaging teaching environment.
To make the learning sessions more interesting, the smart classrooms will also offer Intuitive, easy, attractive, and visually engaging content illustrations with the help of internet-enabled media content, flow charts, maps, graphs, and more.
Speaking on the launch of Smart Classrooms, Prof.(Dr.) Nupur Prakash, Vice-Chancellor, The NorthCap University, said “We are immensely proud to launch the state-of-the-art, smart classrooms at The NorthCap University. We are diligently working towards fulfilling the National Education Policy 2020 mandate towards implementing a technology-enabled teaching-learning process in higher education. We are confident that the smart classrooms will benefit NCU students by empowering them with an enhanced learning experience using innovative learning models, and must-have digital skills.”
With the launch of smart classrooms, NCU has taken another step towards its ambition of becoming a Digital First University. Earlier the university had also partnered with Arizona State University to embrace the Indian Government’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020: digital transformation of education, enhanced curricula, new innovative programs, and expanded research collaborations.
The Smart Classroom will not only provide a better learning experience, but it will also help reduce the carbon footprint by eliminating the use of paper, pen/pencil. The Gen-Z student will be better engaged with higher retention through engaging content and interactive delivery.