July 29, 2014

Clemson University Library Unveils Classroom of the Future (Edgar Brown Digital Resources Library)

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From an Article in The State:

With a supercomputer connection 10,000 times faster than the typical home Internet connection and a bank of synchronized ultra-high-definition video screens that spans nearly 60-square-feet, the new digital resources laboratory unveiled Thursday at Clemson University is being called a first-of-its-kind “classroom of the future.”

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The room, which takes up space where a small museum used to be near the library’s main entrance, cost about $650,000, according to Kay Wall, dean of libraries. Much of the funding came through grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, Dell Computers and other external sources, she said.

The most eye-popping feature of the facility is a wall of 15, 46-inch high-definition video displays, with a resolution of 9600 x 3240.

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