The Technology Department has made a large advancement in technology to progress the future of Gilmour. This year, the department has been gifted a new teleconference room. The teleconference room is going to be located in the old computer room SC09. The room will be renovated with furniture, carpet, paint and roof lowering. Mr. Mike Dobler, Systems Administrator, describes the teleconference room as a “Virtual Conference Room.”
The room will be run on Cisco Technology. Cisco powers a new way of working where everyone can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration. Mr. Christopher Grau, Director of Technology, said the room will be connected with the latest advancements including monitors, cameras and Cisco Telepresence systems.
This room will be extremely useful for many purposes and provides many useful aspects to learning and academics.
The room allows students and staff to stay in touch with others on a daily basis. This room will be extremely useful for many purposes and provides many useful aspects to learning and academics.
The Tech Department is excited and eager to use the room and find ways to develop it for educational benefits. There are many advantages for the students. Grau said, “Distance learning and joint classrooms are two ways which benefit students.” Teleconference allows a method of studying in which lectures are broadcasted or classes are conducted over the Internet.
The Tech Department is also excited to open the room for recreational use. Dobler said, “International students and dormers will be able to reserve the room and have live video chats with parents.” This is meant to bring a new level of communication that Gilmour can provide for its students.
The teleconference room is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. Anyone will be able to reserve the room, and the Technology Department will provide ongoing support for users.