FAMU technology beams lectures to Crestview campus (VIDEO)

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 06:24 PM.

Finally, Brown looked into the camera and, in mock frustration, said, "Crestview, why can't they be like y'all?"

TelePresence in Crestview

Such live interaction uses Cisco Systems’ TelePresence, an audio-video "bridge" between the two campuses. Eight classrooms each in both campuses have the technology.

"FAMU faced pressure from the college accreditation board to show that its Crestview students would not be at a disadvantage while learning off-site from the College of Pharmacy’s main campus in Tallahassee," Cisco stated in a case study of the local system.

Before adopting the system at its Crestview location, school technology staffers evaluated similar technology used by pharmacy schools at Auburn University, the University of Georgia and Wingate University in North Carolina.

When the college accreditation board evaluated Crestview’s campus, it found that students performed better academically than peers who attend the classes in person.

"The university partially attributes this finding to the Crestview students’ quick adoption of the technology for the learning process, making the students more likely to go back online to consult past lectures and course materials to better obtain knowledge," the case study stated.

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