Presentation & Display

Delft U Adds Interactive Walls for Collaborative Projects

A university in the Netherlands has adopted wide wall technology that helps teams of collaborators —faculty and students — display and revise their projects in person and remotely. Delft University of Technology has deployed two Nureva Walls, one 10 feet wide and another 20 feet long, along with Nureva's Span software, in a new teaching lab. Both walls provide large digital workspaces where users can share, add and interact with the visuals and information through Span, which runs on their computers and mobile devices.

The teaching lab acts as an interactive laboratory environment where instructors can try out new teaching techniques and technology that promotes active learning. Recently, the lab was nominated for a Frame Award, in the category of "learning space of the year." Winners will be announced in the global design competition later this month.

The school has also installed a Nureva Wall as a pilot project in its D:DREAM Hall, a facility where students work together as "dream teams" on projects for international competitions. Most recently, a solar car team that has aced competitions seven times in the past will be using the facility and the wall system for its latest design work.

"Through this pilot study, we are closely observing how professors and students are using the Nureva solution to better understand how it can be deployed throughout the campus," said Piet van der Zanden, the university's expert in AV-IT learning spaces, in a press release. "I see at least 20 to 30 locations where the Nureva visual collaboration solution can be used, and we need to look into what the best configurations are for each space."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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