20'-wide system provides ample space for students to co-create and share knowledge
Calgary, AB --- June 25, 2015 --- Nureva Inc., an early-stage technology company, will show a new classroom collaboration concept system at ISTE, North America’s largest education conference and trade show, in Philadelphia from June 29 to July 1. With the system, students can explore learning topics as individuals or small groups using Nureva’s collaboration software on tablets or other devices, then share their ideas from their device to the large front-of-classroom display. Once on the display, students can collaborate to organize, refine and expand on the work as a class or in smaller learning groups. The dual model system includes two panoramic projectors installed side-by-side to create a 20'-wide (6.1 m) seamless collaboration space that is 245" (6.2 m) on the diagonal. The images from the two projectors are melded into one image via the image-alignment module included in the system.
The concept system originated from the Nureva™ Span™ ideation system for business, which draws upon familiar, simple and flexible tools already widely used in paper-based ideation, including sticky notes, images, pages and flip charts. The Span ideation system features are being shown as examples of what they could do to provoke input and discussion for how they could benefit classroom collaboration.
“At this early stage in the creation of a classroom collaboration system, we are interested in input from a broad range of educators – teachers and tech directors and coordinators,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “We expect to take the input we receive and move rapidly to bring a customized, education product offering to market.”
Additional details of the concept being shown
The canvas offers 40' (12.2 m) of digital space (20' visible on the dual panoramic display) that can be panned horizontally. Users may contribute content in multiple forms, either as individuals or as small groups from their personal devices, and they and the teacher can organize content by moving and grouping.
Multiple types of digital artifacts can be created on a personal device or at the canvas:
- Note – A digital 5" x 3" (12.7 x 7.6 cm) sticky note allows students to enter up to four lines of text
- Sketch– A digital 12" x 9" (30.5 x 22.9 cm) page for sketching and wire-framing comes with three different ink colors and an eraser
- Flip chart– A large digital 32" x 42" (81.3 x 106.7 cm) flip chart for capturing notes and questions comes with three different ink colors, a highlighter and an eraser
- Image – Students can post images to the canvas, then manipulate them
The software is accessible on Chrome™ browsers and as apps on iOS and Android™ tablets to enable students to create digital artifacts and post them to the shared canvas.
The system has two HD panoramic projectors that create an ultrawide 245" (6.2 m) diagonal display in a 16:6 aspect ratio at 3000 lumens. A contrast ratio of 1800:1 (native)/10,000:1 (APM) provides consistent, high-performance color and a rich viewing experience. Solid-state illumination (SSI) means instant-on/off and delivers the same 25,000 hours of useful life as most flat-panel displays. Touch and pen interactivity are provided by a touch module at each projector, supporting simultaneous multiuser and multitouch activities.
The image-alignment module melds the two images of the dual concept system together through an onscreen alignment process performed at the time of installation to create one seamless 20'-wide (12.2 m) image.
To learn more about the Span ideation system, visit www.nureva.com/span-ideation-system.
Explore the many features of the Nureva Span ideation system in this video.
Download an image of the Span classroom collaboration concept system.
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Posted on Jun 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM