MacKillop Catholic Regional College is a co-educational secondary college in Werribee, one of Melbourne’s growth zones. With more than 1,500 students enrolled, the College is one of the largest independent schools in the area.
The school’s vision is ‘Celebrating all life, challenging all people, dreaming the new day’. In support of this vision, MacKillop provides students with a contemporary educational setting featuring state-of-the-art facilities and extensive grounds. This setting allows students to participate in learning processes and experiences, giving them the skills and knowledge to engage and take control of their future pathways.
MacKillop College believes that technology plays a significant role in supporting these contemporary educational settings. The school’s use of technology enables a more collaborative model of student and teacher interaction.
To this end, MacKillop College selected DIB to design and install the latest educational technology in a newly-constructed education facility.
Fully Interactive AV Solution
To drive the College’s AV ecosystem across the 12 new classrooms, DIB installed the Epson EB-685Wi interactive projector. Users engage with the projections using either their fingers or the projector’s special pens creating a more hands-on, interactive, environment. For users, this projector is hassle-free to set up, featuring self-calibration and no additional driver installations. The projector also features 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, creating bright and vivid images – important for interactive use.
DIB Audio Visual recently installed Epson interactive projectors into 12 new classrooms at MacKillop Catholic Regional College.
To support the projector’s existing 16W built-in speakers, DIB installed a 30W speaker system. With two 15W speakers, this system can carry noise-free audio throughout the entire classroom.
The new projector system features many connectivity options. These include an external USB wall plate to the projector’s own HDMI/VGA inputs, as well as the option for wireless use, via the projector’s advanced networking capabilities.
Discovery Lab and Custom Recording System Rack
Two additional classrooms received the Full HD DiscoveryLab camera system. This system consists of two Full HD camera’s, one at the rear of the room for the capture of the presenter and the second at the front of the room to capture an audience/student view. DIB also designed and installed a custom recording system rack which has the ability to save all recordings direct to the users personal USB memory stick in a very efficient MP4 format. The recordings can capture the relevant viewpoints of either the teacher, students or screen paired with the relevant audio.
DIB also designed and installed a custom recording system rack which has the ability to save all recordings from the Discovery Lab solution.
Two very discrete, high-quality boundary microphones pick up the sound of the digital or live presentation. A Sennheiser Lapel system SK100 + ME4 microphone captures the lecturer’s voice clearly.
The system confidence monitor (preview monitor) is used to display a live copy of the images that the classroom capture system is recording. So when the user changes the system from PD mode to Lecture mode they will see the preview screen change accordingly. DIB also installed a simplified wall control panel to easily operate the whole system.