Architecture, engineering, interior design and project management services. Education design:
INDIANA UNIVERSITY: Electronic Classroom Renovation, Indianapolis, Indiana
WABASH COLLEGE: Ketchon Center - Yandes Hall Renovation, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Several elementary, middle, high school and college projects by BRPH Architects - Engineers.
CAD renderings of classroom and auditorium projects.
A Smart Classroom is an interactive learning environment where computers and other electronic devices are the primary information delivery systems. Teachers serve as facilitators who personalize and individualize the learning opportunities of students. Electronic portfolios hold student products. Computer-assisted instruction provides immediate assessment and feedback. Students can access a wide range of information sources via internet. Internet access is available in every classroom in the school.
What technologies do you need to plan for the future? Who do you need to help? Where do you begin? You start Here!
The design of your classroom; everything from how to arrange the desks, to the most effective types of bulletin boards.
by Norman Tracy - A posting to the AAHESGIT Listserver discusses the needs of adult learning environments.
Reduce Classroom Noise!
With the proliferation of computers in classrooms across the country and a growing concern for health and safety issues, it is important to recognize the need for proper ergonomics training as well as to provide the best learning environment possible. There are a few key differences between the ideal task chair for the office and the ideal classroom task chair. While budgetary constraints may limit your choices, making a decision based solely on initial price my be a costly mistake. This chart may make the selection process a little easier.
Compiled by Carolyn Kotlas, MSLS Institute for Academic Technology
The Issues Facing Designers of Computer Classrooms. Provided by WorkSpace Resources.
Gary Marchionini, University of Maryland at College Park A framework for assessing changes resulting from the application of educational technology.
sponsored by the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning is a comprehensive Internet resource directory with 4576 links to sites relevant to planning, architecture and related professions and contains information about 130 architecture and planning related mailing lists, and hosts several interactive message areas.
by Ronald A. Hoskinson "The ideal technology classroom is one which strikes the best balance between size, layout, equipment, environment, security, and cost..."
Michael Weisberg, National Library of Medicine How to design an ergonomically correct workstation and learning environment.
Kid-size desks, mice, and more, to help kids compute comfortably.
Robert Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon University.
Study often involves long periods using a computer for all sorts of research, analysis and writing. This can be physically and visually demanding and even painful if the system isn't set up properly.
Here is a good example of a well equiped site to develop courseware for computer-based and multi-media instruction.
"Technology in the classroom should not hinder, but help, teachers..." by Kathryn Conway.
The Issues Facing Designers of Multimedia and VC Environments. Provided by WorkSpace Resources.
(Norway) Electronic Classrooms.
Interesting site with photographs of Multi-media Classrooms of various sizes and layouts.
by Lisa-Janicke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Copyright 1994
sample classroom layouts for different student configurations from the office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Training, U.S. Army.
Science lab safety checklist.
Desks, seating and other furnishings designed for electronic learning environments and training rooms.
Classroom design information. Many interesting tips and resources.
This document is a mixture of facts and opinions, and is intended to provoke further thought and discussion as well as to guide future policy. John Stenzel
"to maximize communication and enhance pedagogy; the transfer of knowledge and information from instructor to student (and back), and minimize what I call the static-anything that interferes with communication-climate, noise, intelligibility, visibility, comfort, etc." Jim Novack, Human Ecology Audio-Visual, Cornell U.
(Visually Impaired Students' Initiative ON Science) Dedicated to the improvement of science education for the visually impaired. The VISIONS Lab consists of two facilities: a production center for educational materials for the visually impaired, and a research lab in adaptive technologies.
of Educational Technology Equipped Classrooms (ETEC) at the University at Buffalo.