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Cutting-edge physics studio helps big classes learn in new ways

August 17, 2010
left: Dedra Demaree demonstrates the touch-screen  capabilities of one of the Starboards in her new physics studio.       (photo: Theresa Hogue)

When students walk into the new physics studio in Weniger Hall, they immediately know they’re not in a typical classroom. For one, instead of desks assembled in rows facing a lectern, the room is filled with a series of round tables surrounded by brightly colored chairs. The walls are covered in Starboards, which are like whiteboards that double as giant touch screens. There’s no “front” to this classroom, no teacher-centric orientation, more…

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