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A new research pilot on HD projectors supporting STEM teaching in secondary schools starts


15/02/2016

Whole-class display systems are increasingly found in schools, but are they up to the job? It's important to be sure that all students in the class can see clearly the content displayed, particularly if they are sitting towards the back of the class or have a visual impairment.

This is the subject of the latest research project supported by Future Classroom Lab partner, Texas Instruments (TI). STEM teachers from six countries are being provided with the latest high definition 1080p TI DLP® projectors in their classrooms to evaluate the difference they make to teaching and learning. 

In January, the teachers attended a two-day professional development workshop in the Future Classroom Lab.Within the workshop the teachers were introduced to the Go-Lab project and worked together to develop imaginative STEM-learning scenarios to trial in their classrooms.To build their scenarios the teachers used Go-Lab Inquiry Learning Spaces and envisioned ways to exploit the potential of these new ‘cinema at school' projectors for displaying high-definition images and video in the classroom. European Schoolnet's senior policy advisor, Roger Blamire also shared the latest content accessibility guidelines for schools. 

Commenting on the project, Emmanuel Herbreteau, EMEA Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments DLP® Enterprise & Cinema Display said "with a display screen area 2.3 times larger than standard XGA, DLP 1080p data projectors are capable of delivering data and video presentations with far greater details for a better teaching and learning environment".

To follow the progress of the project, sign up to the FCL newsletter and save the date in your agenda to attend the free, public webinar on 7June (18:00 CEST), where each school will share their findings and best practices.