The Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) initiative at CWRU enables instructors, as well as students, to access tools and resources available beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom. TECs provide the equipment and tools for a broader learning experience. From giving faculty lectures to student presentations, users are able to display multimedia and web-enabled information. The university currently supports 207 TECs on campus.
The demands of today's instructional environment require powerful tools to actively engage the audience. Technology has influenced the learning styles of today's generation of students, and has increased the potential for making the classroom experience more productive than ever. Advances in technology provide instructors with a variety of tools, enabling them to impact students in ways never before possible. The ideal deployment of this technology provides an easy to use system that allows faculty to focus on instruction, rather than a distracting series of equipment control functions.
The Technology Enhanced Classroom initiative at Case Western Reserve University is more than simply installing audio-visual equipment into the classroom. It is part of Information Technology Service's Strategic Framework, in which instructors, as well as students, are given access to information resources that are available beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom.