12:00 AM

Event showcases latest classroom technology, new projects

Classrooms with bolted-down desks are a thing of the past at Ohio State's newest high-tech classroom. Ohio State will unveil the latest emerging technologies of the classroom at the new Learning Collaboration Studio at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in room 60 of the Science & Engineering Library, 175 W. 18th Ave.

The Learning Collaboration Studio is a unique space designed with radical flexibility in mind. The goal of the room is to provide a highly interactive learning space with laptops, projection screens and many other features. .

The studio is part of Ohio State's Digital Union, which provides students with the equipment and instruction to complete multi-media projects.

Following the unveiling is the Digital Union's Fourth Anniversary Showcase, which includes samplings of faculty and student work carried out in consultation with Digital Union staff as well as demonstrations of the latest emerging technologies. The showcase includes tours of TELRport Island in Second Life, multimedia journalism on charitable giving, collaboratively authored student wikis, the biology rock opera by Professor Susan Fisher, an HD documentary about Columbus' topiary garden. It also includes the latest technology to hear, read and display information.

WHAT: Event to highlight latest technologies of the classroom

WHEN: Wednesday (5/21)
10 a.m. - launch of Learning Collaboration Studio
10:30 a.m. to noon - Digital Union Fourth Anniversary Showcase

WHERE: Ohio State's Science & Engineering Library, 175 W. 18th Avenue.
Learning Collaboration Studio is room 060, Digital Union is room 370