Dakota Wesleyan University Creates New Innovation Labs
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Dakota Wesleyan University is in the process of phasing out computer labs and implementing innovation labs.
The Daily Republic reports that the walls in each innovation lab are covered in a special paint that creates dry-erase surfaces to allow students and teachers to use dry erase markers and erasers on the walls. The chairs in the innovation labs are mobile and flexible so students are able to move around and talk to each other in group settings.
Each innovation lab also features an 80-inch television screen that's controlled through a wireless keyboard and mouse, as well as a camera that allows the class to video chat with anyone in the world.
The first innovation lab was created in January and the school is currently creating a third.
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