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30 Hybrid Classrooms Rolled Out at Denmark Technical College

30 Hybrid Classrooms Rolled Out at Denmark Technical College

Business Environment Challenges

Denmark Technical College is a public, historically Black technical college located in rural Bamberg County, South Carolina. The pandemic presented new challenges for the college but keeping students safe was the top priority. To maintain social distancing standards, a maximum of 50 percent occupancy was permitted in each classroom. The director of IT services, Michael Myers, reached out to Sharp in search of a hybrid classroom solution with a web-based videoconferencing system for the upcoming semester. DTC had an unwavering commitment to finding a solution that did not sacrifice the learning experience or class participation for remote students; therefore, Michael had a checklist of requirements that Sharp needed to fulfill. He also wanted to ensure that any new technology investment would be a viable solution beyond the pandemic.

"I was worried student participation would fall off, but I’m happy to see students are learning and participating no matter where they are.”

Michael Myers, Director of IT Services, Denmark Technical College

Industry

Education

 

Organization
Denmark Technical College

Challenges

  • Social distancing required 50 percent occupancy in classrooms
  • Needed a hybrid classroom solution to teach remote students
  • Wanted technology that could be used after the pandemic
  • Concerned remote students would miss out on in-class experience

Solutions

  • Total hybrid solution in 30 classrooms and a boardroom
  • AQUOS BOARD® interactive displays with Shuttle PCs and all-in-one high-fidelity Yamaha sound bars
  • Hosting virtual classes on Microsoft Teams

Results

  • Professors quickly adapted and enjoy teaching on the hybrid solution
  • No laptop required to teach from the AQUOS BOARD display
  • AQUOS BOARD overlay feature enhances student learning
  • Remote students can easily join class virtually and participate