When Johns Hopkins University announced that the fall semester would take place entirely online, the Whiting School of Engineering built 34 state-of-the-art remote learning studios to provide faculty and students with the most effective, high-quality remote teaching and learning experiences for live, online course delivery. Outfitted with features including enhanced video capabilities, large displays that allow students 360-degree views of the instructor and the whiteboard, and high-tech audio equipment, 130 instructors taught some 250 classes in the studios throughout the fall—with great reviews from students and faculty members alike.
Components of a Remote Learning Studio
- 55″/50″ Monitors
- Two 55″ x 50″ monitors enhance the instructor’s ability to engage more effectively with their entire class as well as one-on-one with students.
- LED Lights & Microphones
- A professional LED light panel provides consistent, even light, and stereo shotgun mics capture crisp audio, while allowing the instructor to move freely around the studio.
- Adjustable Standing Desk
- A mobile standing desk serves as the command center for instruction.
- Zoom Room Controller
- The Zoom room controller serves as a universal controller for the entire studio, enabling the instructor to change Zoom settings and switch between studio technologies as needed.
- Document Camera
- The document camera enables the instructor to share detailed views of 3-D objects, such as circuit boards and device design components, as well as hand-written diagrams and equations.
- Touch Display
- With the interactive touch display, faculty members can annotate content on their laptop while sharing it with the class.
Whiteboard & Whiteboard Camera
- Not visible here: The whiteboard camera removes glare and shadow, allowing faculty members to share clean, highdefinition images of what is written on their whiteboards.