It’s interesting to notice how in the UNT college computing environment, an office computer setup with two flat-panel LCD monitors has become “the standard” for most faculty and staff. Even as a lowly adjunct instructor this semester, the Windows desktop computer in my office is connected to two monitors.
If a two flatscreen monitor setup is “the new normal” for college computing at a tier-1 research institution (I’m thinking UNT qualifies in that category, but not sure) then consider the following photo. That’s right, there are TWELVE (12) flatscreen LCD screens on this desk, connected to TWO (2) desktop computers.
To get an even better picture of this, check out the full-size image (2756 x 1005) taken with Pano on my iPhone. Wow! This is the office computing setup for our network administrator in the Department of Learning Technologies, in the UNT College of Information. He’s running six of the monitors on a Windows computer configured with UltraMon software. The other six are running on a Ubuntu box, which supports six monitors natively.
Another monitor-related sight which has impressed me this semester in our department is the projector setup used to show promotional video clips at the front entrance.
The projector for this small screen is powered by a Mac Mini, cleverly mounted right on top of the projector.
Back in West Texas, I think we’d describe this environment as “livin’ in tall cotton.”
Now if all the students in my “Computers in the Classroom” course were coming to class with their OWN laptops, I’d be REALLY impressed by the state of IT access here!
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On this day..
- iCamp January 15, 2014 in Manhattan, Kansas: iPad Day! - 2013
- Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad - 2013
- Karl Fisch at the 2011 Innovative Learning Institute - 2011
- The iPad as a TV game controller - 2010
- Transforming Classroom Practice with 1:1 by Jenny Wojick, Andy Marks, Janet Parkerson, Virginia Glass and Kelly Goldberg - 2009
- Classroom Basics for 1:1 Computing by Shawn Massey and Wynn Draper-Bryant (Flint Community Schools, Michigan) - 2009
- 10 things you can do with a laptop (Gary Stager at eLearn09) - 2009
- Rachel's Haircut VoiceThread exceeds 15,000 views - 2008
- Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge by Nancy Willard - 2008
- Nancy Willard on CyberSafety Issues: Notes from Safe and Healthy Schools 2008 Oklahoma - 2008