Hard Facts on Smart Classroom Design: Ideas, Guidelines, and Layouts

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Education - 154 pages
Technology has propelled the college classroom into the 21st century at warp speed. To attract students and faculty today, classrooms need to be brought up to contemporary standards. Students are no longer encountering simple spaces with desks and blackboards. Instead, what has evolved is the Smart Classroom-jazzy, interactive classrooms outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment guaranteed to attract students and to stimulate the learning experience. This book is designed to share a lifetime of experience designing user-friendly yet technologically advanced classrooms. Seventy layouts, figures, diagrams, and drawings convey ideas and concepts, while 40 photographs demonstrate classroom layouts. These are not glitzy or extravagant classrooms, but thought-provoking models of imaginative, successful, and mainstream college classrooms that are durable, functional, and sustainable with proven technology that faculty use. Topics include chapters on Principles of Classroom Design, Types of College Classrooms, Levels of Technology, Architectural Guidelines, Classroom Standards, and include the most frequently overlooked details. Absolutely essential for college/university facilities planners and classroom and instructional designers, and other university administrators.
 

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Contents

Pedagogical Demands Smart Classrooms Design Principles and the Planning Process
1
Types of College Classrooms
9
Architectural Guidelines for College Classrooms
23
Visual Presentation Guidelines for College Classrooms
41
Levels of Technology in Smart College Classrooms
53
Display Devices A V Hardware and Sound Systems
87
Putting it All Together Illustrative Plans and Technology Features in Ten Classroom Designs
99
A Classroom Improvement Plan a Classroom Evaluation Form and a Template for Classroom Standards
121
Checklist of Most Frequently Overlooked Details for Tomorrows College Classrooms
133
Finals Value Engineering the PunchList Signage and FollowUp
139
References
145
Index
149
About the Author
153
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\Daniel Niemeyer is Senior Instructor Faculty at the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, where he pioneered media-equipped classrooms at the university in 1987. He has published numerous journal articles, including Tips for Better College Classrooms and Smart Classrooms. He currently teaches seminars on classroom design.

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