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  • 1. Technology in the Classroom Bernard Colo Providence College
  • 2. The Essentials
    • Need
    • Affordability
    • Planning
    • Faculty / Administrative buy-in
    • Diplomacy
  • 3. Purpose for Change / Upgrade
    • Simplify the process of information transmission
    • Involve the whole human in the process
    • Utilize all human senses
    • Edgar Dale, Cone of Experience
  • 4. Observations
    • First Electronic Classroom???
      • 1989, University of Maryland
      • 1993, IBM-TQM Teaching Theatre
    • Simmons College, Boston, 1995
    • SDSU, 1995
    • First presentation on Electronic Classrooms
      • 1996 to CCUMC
  • 5. A Bit of Nostalgia
    • We lived with rolling carts (some still do)
    • Overhead, Opaque, Slide, 16mm projectors
    • Video was VTR’s, ½” Open Reel video, mostly in B&W
    • ‘ Portable’ video gave me pinched nerves in my neck and back
    • Time consuming delivery, set-up, retrieval
    • Let’s not forget COWS
  • 6. Definition
    • What is the Electronic / Smart Classroom?
      • Electronic Classroom
      • Multimedia Classroom
      • Level 1 Classroom
      • Technology Rich Classroom
      • Classroom of the 21 st Century
    • OR… Is it a Computer Lab / Classroom
    • OR… a dedicated classroom for distance education (video conferencing)
  • 7. Enter the Smart Classroom
    • Hard Facts on Smart Classroom Design
      • Ideas, Guidelines and Layouts
      • Daniel Neimeyer
      • http://www.cit.cornell.edu/computer/instruct/classtech/design/manual-order-form.html
    • Taking Control
      • http://www.universitybusiness.com/viewarticlepf.aspx?articleid=985
  • 8. The Essential Smart Classroom
    • " a multimedia room design that features a fixed overhead (video / data) projector and screen, a computer, and built-in VCR or DVD players, audio cassette and CD. What makes them smart is a room control system that enables instructors to easily operate A/V equipment”
  • 9. Usage
    • The PLUG & SHOW laptop Classroom
    • The ALL built in Classroom
    • The Interactive Classroom
    • The traditional AV / TV Smart Classroom
    • The Two-Way Video Smart Classroom
    • And others to follow…
  • 10. Environmental Considerations
    • Sight lines / Image size
    • Ambient sounds / acoustic intelligibility
    • HVAC
    • Presentation Technology
      • Which, Who uses what, future proofing the investment
    • Control / Location / Access / Orientation
        • http://its.syr.edu/instructional-svcs/room-orientation.cfm
  • 11. Personalizing your needs
    • Develop your own Guidelines for classroom technology
    • http ://www.college.emory.edu/about/planning/facilities/classroomGuidelines. pdf
    • http ://media.ucsc.edu/ contact/UCSC_Classroom_Guidelines03.pdf
    • http ://www.oit.umd.edu/as/staff/clabaugh/%20Order_Form. pdf
    • http ://www.wku.edu/teaching/db/cd/classroomdesign/checklist. html
    • http ://www.wbdg.org/design/dd_architecture. php
    • http://clc.its.psu.edu/classrooms/Design/
    • http ://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0LSH/is_2_7/ ai_113184740
    • http ://campustechnology.com/articles/41298_5 /
    • http://www.case.edu/its/itac/mediavision/tec_classrooms/tec_features.htm
    • http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/learning-space-design
    • http://www.okhighered.org/state-system/learning-spaces/brown.pdf
  • 12. Designs that Improve Teaching and Learning
    • Empower Faculty
    • Emphasize Flexibility
    • Encourage Student Interaction
    • Stress Simplicity
    • Expand Connectivity
    • Contain Costs
    • Sweat Details
  • 13. And how do you know it works? Do they answer your needs?
    • Surveys;
      • Faculty
      • Students
      • Administration / Support Staff
      • http://www.okhighered.org/state-system/learning-spaces/brown.pdf
      • Pre Renovation – Addition
      • Post Renovation – Addition
      • Faculty Technology Showcase
  • 14. To Infinity and Beyond
    • Where do we go next;
    • Clickers (Audience Response Systems)
    • WiFi Video to the Projector
    • HDMI
    • Display Port
    • BlueRay HD DVD
    • 9 X 16 projected images
    • WEB Casts
    • Streaming Media and Podcasts
    • Videoconferencing
    • Portable Annotation Devices
    • Document Cameras
    • Dual video / data projection
    • Multiple Computers (Mac / PC)
    • Course Casting
    • Rooms that can ACTUALLY be used by faculty
    • Intelligent (easy to understand and operate) control systems
  • 15.
    • Pico Projectors http://www.microvision.com/pico_projector_displays/index.html
        • http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/21/young-optics-set-to-dish-out-pico-projector-by-mid-2008/ http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=13935
    • Huddle Boards http://www.ideo.com/portfolio/re.asp?x=50075
    • http://wallenberg.stanford.edu/teachresources/examples/copycams.html
    • Rooms with no ‘front’
    • http://www.pserie.psu.edu/neWscal/news2007/feb-ScaleUp2.htm
    • http://dmc.umn.edu/projects/gini/
    • http://fromnowon.org/mar98/flotilla.html