Archaeology Labs refurbished
25 July 2014
Semester II will see the opening of the doors of the newly refurbished Archaeology Teaching Lab 102 in Old Teacher's College.
Housed on Level 1 of the Old Teachers College Building (A22), the Archaeology Laboratory is comprised of research, teaching and microscope laboratories, and contains facilities for the support of archaeological research and the teaching of 'hands-on' or practical archaeological classes.
The refurbishment of Lab 102 will dramatically improve the learning experience of students and further enhance the collaborative research environment in the Department of Archaeology.
The centerpiece of the Lab is the digital video teaching desk capable of 'pushing and pulling' (sending and receiving) video and audio to the four large LCD student PODS around the room, with the systems mains control at the front of the lab.
"The refurbishment enhances the student experience by providing an interactive two-way environment which allows the participants to work independently and as part of a group," says Karen Walker, School Administration Manager of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).
"You can do your own thing or bring it all together as there are four screens available to access."
The individual screens can be accessed via customized iPad mini consoles, set underneath each video panel.
The project was generously funded by the University of Sydney and the Tom Austin Brown Bequest.
Contact: Nicholas Lockwood
Phone: 02 9351 5332