Next-generation classrooms elevate student experiences and expand GlobalReach
Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is celebrating the opening of three next-generation global classrooms that offer a truly immersive dynamic experience to students from anywhere in the world. Fully renovated spaces and innovative technology will connect students with each other and teachers in new ways, elevate classroom experiences, expand global reach, and eliminate the limitations of geography. The initiative was made possible thanks to a transformative gift from the Goizueta Foundation.
“The goal is not to use digital learning to replace all of our traditional classrooms, but to reach a different audience and provide a first-class educational experience,” he said. Jaclyn Conner, associate dean for Executive MBA. Conner has been at the forefront of efforts in teaching innovation.
This summer, Goizueta’s Executive Education and Executive MBA students will be the first to experience The Roberto C. Goizueta Global Classrooms, which create online and hybrid learning opportunities without sacrificing individual connection.
Goizueta has partnered with X2O Media–an external provider–to drive the digital learning platform that drives each of the world’s three classrooms. With various state-of-the-art camera and audio angles, teachers and students will be able to see and hear through a wall of 20 to 40 high-definition monitors positioned with the video channel of each student assigned to a monitor. a familiar format.
The new facilities combine the best of digital learning and teaching technology that allows teachers to be highly sensitive and flexible with students, through real-time surveys that measure “room temperature,” options of meeting room for small group discussions, whiteboard technology and engagement analytics.
“It’s critical not just to adapt but to innovate,” he said Nicola Barrett,director of corporate learning at Goizueta Business School. “As with other sectors, higher education and executive development are experiencing a significant shift in new entrants, new technologies and the changing expectations of professionals and organizations.”
In addition to upgrades to its physical space, Goizueta Business School innovates even more by incorporating a hologram-like technology that will allow teachers to incorporate guest speakers from around the world, connecting students with the best and brightest experts. . The university is launching “emerging” classrooms that will allow virtual tours of cities like Shanghai and Rome, where teachers can offer “face-to-face” instruction without the carbon footprint or travel expenses. In addition, the institution is harnessing the power of virtual reality to immerse students and leading business professionals in real-world experiences, such as crisis management and negotiations, enabling teachers insert unexpected challenges throughout training and test business decisions, leadership behaviors, change management, and communication strategies.
“Goizueta will continue to do so providing world-class educational experiences and opportunities for our students, said Karen Sedatole, interim dean of Goizueta Business School. “Through this new technology and our general teaching innovations, we are preparing principle leaders to have a positive impact on business and society “.
For more information on Roberto C. Goizueta’s global classrooms, visit https://www.emorybusiness.com/2021/04/28/the-future-is-now-goizuetas-digital-learning-innovations-to-enhance-student-experience-strengthen-global-reach/.