Saint Augustine's College Offers Smart Classrooms

Feb. 13, 2012

Saint Augustine's University students have access to cutting edge technology here on campus. The institution has 32 Smart classrooms and labs. These rooms feature the Smart Board interactive whiteboards, which allow professors to share notes, video and audio presentations, websites and other reference information.

The location of each Smart room was determined after formal assessments were performed by Carlene Morgan, director of Academic Computing, and department chairs, deans, audio visual experts and electricians. The project cost approximately $275,000, excluding the costs for delivery, assembly and installation of power and Ethernet connections. The project was paid for with federal Title III funds.

There are three levels of Smart Classrooms here on campus: • Level 1: electric screens, LCD projectors, speakers and amplifiers • Level 2: Smart Boards, LCD projectors, laptops/desktops, speakers and AV carts • Level 3: Smart Boards, LCD projectors, control panels, laptops/desktops, speakers and AV carts

According to University of Virginia researchers, Smart Board technology enhances student learning and teacher quality. On campus, professors are using the technology to enrich their lessons and share more information with their students.

In addition to the Smart technology, faculty and staff have access to telephone systems, webcams, document cameras, camcorders, response clickers, and Smart Board slates.

All the equipment can be checked out by faculty and staff for classroom instruction, seminars, webinars, conferences and meetings by submitting a technology request form to Carlene J. Morgan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pictured: Confucius Classroom instructor Cheng Chen uses the Smart Board to demonstrate to her students the proper technique for writing Chinese characters.