Best Ideas:
Arthur Lidsky Plenary

Planning Technology-rich Spaces for Learning
PKAL/NITLE/DePauw University Workshop
DePauw University
October 24 - 26, 2003

1. People
  • need to have development colleagues actively involved in the process
  • essential role of the project shepherd
  • need to have active presidential involvement
2. Classrooms
  • measure hourly use of classrooms each week; 25 - 30 hours a bench mark, but 20 hours is OK
  • daily use is 60/65% of day hours; smaller schools would be lower
  • develop policy on classroom scheduling
3. Furniture  
4. Systems  
5. Technology
  • pedagogies are lagging behind technologies
  • technologies and pedagogies should be planned to reflect ways students learn and that there will be different learning styles within a single classroom
6. Planning
  • good design is the result of good planning
  • planning is making informed choice within a known institutional context
  • recognize the importance of linking the academic plan, the financial plan and the campus plan, all iteratively informed by each other
  • planning needs to be a dynamic process
7. Spaces  
8. Students  
9. Future
  • planning is not predicting, but a process for enabling what we cannot predict
  • planning should evolve and should target several possible futures
10. Vision
  • mission and vision are essential, but I am not clear on how to cope with its absence
11. Other