EXCHANGE: Virtual classroom opens world of possibilities
September 15, 2017
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Students at McLean County Unit 5 high schools now have the ability to meet experts and tour facilities from around the globe, all from the comfort of their own classroom.
In June, the Unit 5 school board approved a $170,880 contract with Zdi audio visual company to install virtual classroom software in rooms at Normal Community West and Normal Community high schools.
Zdi, based in Normal, installed high-resolution screens and motion-detecting visual and sound equipment.
"It opens up possibilities for teachers to connect their classes with more people. It also takes awa...