FAMU technology beams lectures to Crestview campus (VIDEO)


FAMU first-year pharmacy student Wileta Luckett responds to a question from Professor Jamal Brown, on video monitor, during a class at FAMU’s Crestview campus.

BRIAN HUGHES/ News Bulletin
Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 06:24 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A first-year pharmacy student responded to Professor Jamal Brown's questions during an Introduction to Principles of Drug Action class at Florida A&M University's pharmacy school.

Student-teacher interaction has been common since the days of Socrates. However, the difference here was that Wileta Luckett sat in a downtown classroom while Brown was in a lecture hall more than 150 miles away at FAMU's main Tallahassee campus.

Using cameras and microphones in both facilities, Crestview students watch faculty lectures, in real-time, on high-definition television. They ask questions and interact with professors and their peers in the Tallahassee classroom. With monitors, the professors see and can address Crestview students and answer their questions.

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A "smart board" adjacent to the monitor in the Crestview classrooms projects the same materials that Tallahassee students are seeing.


As Luckett and her classmates prepared to take a quiz Wednesday morning, they sat quietly with their test papers facedown on their desks and waited as Brown got the Tallahassee students settled down.

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