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National University of Singapore
• Customer — National University of Singapore
• Delivery location — Singapore
• Product to be delivered — 103FHD x 2
• Delivery date — Jul, 2008
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has installed two units of the Panasonic 103-inch plasma display - TH-103PF10WK - in their Global Classroom.
The NUS Global Classroom is a flexible learning space which is used primarily by the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA), an engineering and life science educational and research collaboration between NUS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). SMA programes are conducted through distance learning, facilitated by video conferencing between Singapore and the United States of America.
The Global Classroom used to be equipped with overhead projectors. In a classroom situation, lecturers prefer to stand in front of the class. However, due to the dimensions of the Global Classroom, lecturers were restricted to the presenter's desk as the ceiling-mounted overhead projector's beam would be directly in their eyes if they stood in front.
Besides, they would also cast a shadow on the screen.
Lim Sew Hoo, Senior Manager at the NUS Centre for Instructional Technology said, “We chose the 103-inch plasma display for its unparalleled image quality and brightness. Images and words appear crisp and clear, which is very important when displaying presentation slides. The plasma display also takes up less space compared to rear projection systems.”
With the use of plasma screens for presentations, lectures are conducted across space and time in the Global Classroom. Students and faculty engage in two-way communication during the classes using a combination of various audiovisual technologies. Mr. Lim thinks that the latest technologies enable a better learning environment and create endless opportunities to bridge time and space.
With the overhead projectors, the image was not clear.
With the Panasonic plasma display, both images and words are crisp and clear.