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Handbook on Facilities
Part 3.1.2 Technologies
- Classrooms: Focus on Technology - Enhanced Pedagogies and Learning
- This presentation focuses on three different yet interdependent perspectives of the college classroom: that of the classroom designer, classroom instructor, and classroom manager. Each perspective adds insight to the basic question: how should we change our classrooms to best support faculty and serve our students? One-size-fits-all thinking rarely works, so in a resource-limited setting, what are the practical solutions? Incremental improvements usually don't alter teaching practices or learning outcomes, or expand our thinking through tranformative designs. And how do we know when we've enhanced learning? We have some provocative notions to inspire and team discussions about how design and technology may improve learning and teaching.
- Design Considerations: Considering Implications of Renovation/New Construction
- All college and university campuses have an enormous investment in existing teaching and learning spaces. In this light, any comprehensive effort to improve these facilities will necessarily involve extensive renovations. Sometimes, however, there is a choice as to whether to build new or renovate, particularly when the cost-benefits of new construction approach break-even with the cost-benefits of renovations.
- Exploring the Future
- “No longer can we separate technology from buildings...” Phil Crompton, a principal at Vantage Technology Consulting Group talks about the rapid advancement of technology and the implications this upward spiral has on student learning. Technology is closely tied to institutions of higher education and in order to best serve students, trends must be monitored, predicting the influence on education. Phil gives us views into the future to provide insight for what institution’s should plan for.
- Exploring the future 2004
- The subject of this presentation is the future of presentation, capture, distribution and headend technologies that will be key components of the next generation of electronic classrooms and other learning spaces.
- Exploring the Future of Technology
- Institutions are faced with an ever-increasing range of options when considering educational technologies. Tomorrow's classrooms, libraries, and information commons must be designed to be flexible, efficient spaces where students and faculty can interact without technology being a barrier to participation. Questions addressed include: How will convergence impact classroom technologies? Wired or wireless networking in the classroom? What is the future of display technologies? Richard Bussell also demonstrates how to develop a strategy for the implementation of technology at your institution.
- Inside the Walls: An internal design/build process at Dickinson College
- Bob Cavenagh, Director of Instructional Technology at Dickinson College, walks us through the progression, growth and vision involved in the redesign of the instructional technology at Dickinson College. The focus was on group learning stations and the way in which space could be used to allow for productive interaction between students. Standardization across electronic classrooms was sought in order to provide simple operation and keep costs low.
- Renovations that can accomodate emerging technologies
- A look at the renovation of Fayetteville State University's Lyons Science Building. This presentation discusses need, budget, compatibility of existing structure, technology improvements, and classroom type.
- Technology in the 21st Century Science Building
- As planners, educators, and administrators, we are continually exposed to each new wave of technology, creating opportunities to inspire and engage learning communities in much more dynamic, seamless ways. Gary McNay here explores ways in which technology can be used to these ends within a 21st century science building.
- The facility of the future: Technology
- On the one hand technology has incredible promise and indeed one can argue that technology is absolutely essential to modern science. On the other hand we have limited resources and we have real world constraints.
- The Impact of Technology on Learning Environments
- There is a critical link between what is taught, how it is taught, where it is taught, and the use of new technologies.