McMaster’s biz school opens digital classrooms

A Canadian business school hopes to offer prospective students a Webcam-eye view of how technology is transforming the postsecondary educational experience.

McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business officially opened a pair of “digital classrooms” it has set up in partnership with consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The rooms are equipped with smart podiums that can be connected to the Internet and a camera in the ceiling whose iris auto-adjusts to objects placed on a desk, whether it is a flat piece of paper or a 3D-object, and places an image on a large screen.

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