Interactive learning: Classroom wall opens to the world

Participants: EVL faculty, staff, and students

Institutions: Northwestern University’s Medill School


On April 30, 2010, EVL hosted a class of journalism students from Northwestern University’s Medill School, which resulted in the following article outlining EVL’s unique and advanced classroom, particularly how UIC physicist David Hofman uses it to teach with colleagues from remote locations.

Interactive learning: Classroom wall opens to the world

by Brad Thompson
May 18, 2010

The massive interactive wall at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory promises to revolutionize today’s classroom and enhance a student’s learning experience through advanced visualization and feedback… “The biggest difference between our tech and other people’s tech is that we really do see the multiple data streams as the defining characteristic of it,” Johnson said. UIC high-energy nuclear physicist David Hofman wanted to offer a specialized physics graduate course with colleague Gerd Kunde streaming in live from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

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Date: May 18, 2010
High-resolution, interactive imagery on 18 panels brings a world of learning to a single classroom wall at EVL. - Brad Thompson / MEDILL

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