Phoenix College Goes State Of The Art With Nova Solutions

Posted by Jerry Doll on Tue, Oct, 16, 2012 @ 13:10 PM

Phoenix College NovaNOVA Solutions is proud to be involved with the largest community college system in the nation, Phoenix College, which has more than 30,000 students enrolled every year.

Phoenix was established in 1920, making it one of the oldest community colleges in the U.S. It stays up-to-date with the latest technological innovations in order to provide students with the best possible learning experience, and prepare them for a world where technology is increasingly relevant. NOVA Solutions’ classroom furniture fills that need.

The Trolley E-Class system allows computer monitors at each work space to be kept out of sight, stored below the desktop itself. When the time comes for the students to use their computers, the monitors are electronically raised into view. This allows the work space itself to be kept clear for books and other materials. It can be especially beneficial for specialized training.

In a video interview explaining how NOVA Solutions technology aids learning in one of their classrooms, says Scott Crowley, Phoenix College’s program director, “We primarily use this classroom for paramedic training. Currently, we have two paramedic programs going on. Each of them has 20 students. So 40 for paramedic training. And then, this semester, we have four sections of EMT, so roughly about 88 students for the EMT basic, and we use this as a testing classroom.”

Phoenix College serves a very diverse student body. The classroom in question also incorporates a workstation to be more accessible for individuals with impaired mobility.

The Trolley E-Class monitor lifts can be controlled simultaneously with the NOVALinked network. This system allows the instructor to control computer use with the push of a button.

Modules linking all the workstations are enclosed in locked modesty compartments, or hidden away in closets or the professor’s lectern. Since they’re out of sight, both monitors and control modules are protected from random accidents. This also lends the classroom an uncluttered, streamlined look.

NOVA Solutions’ Trolley E-Class system allows Phoenix College to make the most of its space, creating multifunctional classrooms that don’t contribute to distractions, and keeping technology out of harm’s way.

Topics: Nova Solutions, Phoenix College