Model & Audio Classrooms

What are Model and Audio Classrooms?
Model and Audio Classrooms are standardized, multimode DLT (distance learning technology) and access-enabled classrooms that combine audio and video delivery modes.

Where are they located?
Model Classrooms and Audio Classrooms are installed at multiple NPC locations.

What are the technologies integrated in Model and Audio Classrooms?
All Model and Audio Classrooms are equipped with a desktop computer, an interactive Smart Board, a Smart Document Camera, and a Quattro audio system, and are connected via either Omnijoin (previously known as Nefsis) or Bridgit.

What are the differences between Omnijoin (previously Nefsis) and Bridgit?

What are the benefits of teaching with Model and Audio Classrooms?
Model/Audio Classrooms allow you to:
  • enjoy the benefits of both video and audio classrooms
  • engage the students (at both the local and remote sites) with live interactive activities
  • address different learning styles via multimode delivery
  • share and collaborate on various instructional artifacts
  • archive the course sessions
  • have control of the remote sites

I am interested in using Model/Audio Classrooms. Where can I get help?
For technical training and assistance, contact the Support Center at x7447
For pedagogical advising, contact Faculty in Educational Technology at x6164

Online Tutorials
For technical instructions, please go to the Online Tutorials page

Best practices
To learn more about the effective use of Model/Audio Classrooms for teaching, go to Forum for Best Practices in Audio/Model/Video Classrooms

The Learning Technology Committee has created a TechForum on NPC Moodle site for faculty who teach distance courses (audio, video and online) to discuss issues related to learning technologies and share best practices in the use of these technologies. Please contact Faculty in Educational Technology for log in information.