Fanfare for New Ways of Teaching
Academics and students from the Monash School of Music participated in a musical master class with a difference as part of Educate08 activities last week.
In an experiment organised by the Monash e-Research Centre (MeRC) the Monash Brass Ensemble, on stage at the Robert Blackwood Hall, was led by conductor Anthony Pope from another building at Clayton through the use of high definition video technology (HDV). The ensemble performed the 'Fanfare', especially composed to celebrate the University’s 50th anniversary.
MeRC Director Professor Paul Bonnington said the technology had the potential to transform research and classroom teaching.
MeRC also unveiled a new 40 megapixel OptiPortal -- a tiled LCD wall that displays complete microscope images at a high resolution.
The screen, the result of an ARC collaborative grant between Monash and Leica Microsystems, allows the user to focus on details at maximum resolution while also allowing them to view the entire image.