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Designing SMART Facilities for Distance Learning Environments


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Designing SMART Facilities for Distance Learning Environments

  1. 1. Designing Smart Facilities for Distance Learning Environments Presented by Israel Fletes UCR - Multimedia Technologies
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>UCR received a large donation in support of a new campus in Palm Desert (Palm Springs area) </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Construction carried out the design and recommendation process for building, furniture, landscaping and AV </li></ul><ul><li>Computing was given a copy of the AV consultant’s recommendations on the new campus technology </li></ul><ul><li>The technology plan was extremely limited </li></ul><ul><li>AVC-Computing challenged the recommendation by having the computing team generate a UCR design of the AV, phones and network </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objective <ul><li>Build a campus with a standard suite of presentation technology </li></ul><ul><li>The technology must be supported via the network </li></ul><ul><li>All rooms need videoconferencing devices </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why are we doing this? <ul><li>New Remote Campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>45 minute drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Provision for Technical Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Center for Management. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly Professional Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Campus is still being built </li></ul>
  5. 5. Heckmann Construction To be Completed March 2005
  6. 6. Heckmann Entrepreneurial Center
  7. 7. Consultant Recommended <ul><li>Room had a budget of $350K to all technology </li></ul><ul><li>Available $$ were consumed in 2 large lecture halls </li></ul><ul><li>12 rooms with no technology </li></ul><ul><li>UCR used existing plans to generate a technology plan for this building </li></ul><ul><li>Plans were approved by budget office and design and construction office </li></ul>
  8. 8. General Meeting Spaces <ul><li>UCR Plan calls for 14 rooms with Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture Halls </li></ul><ul><li>Multipurpose Rooms </li></ul>
  9. 9. Selection of Technology <ul><li>Based on recent technology plans </li></ul><ul><li>Original 4 year Classroom Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>New Classroom Technology Plan – 4 more years </li></ul><ul><li>eClassrooms </li></ul>
  10. 10. UCR Classroom Technology Original Plan <ul><ul><li>Equip G.A. Classroom with video playback and LCD Projector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 Rooms over a 4 year Cycle (10 added later) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Setup Across all classrooms by profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type A (up to 80 seats) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type B (81-140 seats) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type C (greater than 140) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type X (special rooms) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. UCR Classroom Technology 4 More Years <ul><li>Provide common controllers that can be supported via the campus network </li></ul><ul><li>Add computers in every classroom </li></ul><ul><li>(thin-clients or with software to be managed) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the available technology </li></ul><ul><li>Replace Projectors </li></ul>
  12. 12. UCR Classroom Technology eClassrooms <ul><li>Uses videoconferencing equipment and IP-based computer lab management software to incorporate two multimedia labs into a single virtual classroom. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Heckmann Technology <ul><li>General Classrooms and Meeting Spaces </li></ul><ul><li>LCD Projector – 4000 lumens </li></ul><ul><li>PC Computer </li></ul><ul><li>SVHS & DVD – S-Video </li></ul><ul><li>Document Camera - XGA </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Switcher </li></ul><ul><li>IP supported </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing Device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycom VSX7000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Concert (for data) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smartboard 580 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Heckmann Technology <ul><li>Conference Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>One or two - 50” Plasma Panels </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing Device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycom VSX7000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Concert </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Labs </li></ul><ul><li>LCD Projector </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing Device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycom VSX7000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Concert </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NetOP’s School Software for all PC’s </li></ul>
  15. 15. Budget Office Support <ul><li>Will support classrooms that are self-service. </li></ul><ul><li>Will support state-of-the-art technology </li></ul><ul><li>Approved new UCR plan, with some cuts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some Videoconference enhancements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased AV budget to $704K </li></ul>
  16. 16. RoomWizard
  17. 17. Carrying out the Plan <ul><li>Buildings are already under construction </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with budget office for approvals </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with architects and project managers </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with electrical engineer </li></ul>
  18. 18. Installation & Training <ul><li>Objective is to find local System Integrator or Installers </li></ul><ul><li>UCR to manage project installation </li></ul><ul><li>UCR to conduct training to facility manager or end-users </li></ul>
  19. 19. Support <ul><li>Multimedia Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extron 5IP (demo) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Viewer (demo) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thin-Clients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycom (demo) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Contacts & Websites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Israel Fletes, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Joel Nylander, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Computers and Software </li></ul>