ERIC Number: EJ836089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo...
Campus Technology, v21 n6 p45-48, 50-51 Feb 2008
As technology and teaching requirements continue to evolve, one would think the choice of which data projector to buy would be easier because there now are more products with more capabilities. Yet just the opposite is true: The sheer number of projectors and myriad combinations of available features can be overwhelming, making it really tough to identify the right solution for one's institution. Add to that the fact that today's purchase may have to last five years into the future while technology evolves around it, and it's a wonder that technology managers don't just give up and throw darts at a list on the wall. How, then, to choose? There are over 3,000 makes and models of projectors on the market, and probably as many variations in the situations in which they will be used. Without knowing the specific circumstances, it would be hard for any consultant to tell what he thinks would be one's absolute best choice. In this article, the author begins by reviewing a few good rules of thumb for selecting a projector; then he looks at some of the new features now available that help solve some of the long-standing problems everyone encounters with projection. The emphasis is on general-purpose classrooms or venues with seating from 25 to 50 students.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Projection Equipment, Classroom Environment, Needs Assessment, Selection, Scientific and Technical Information, Standards
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