Design Rationale


Learning Principle
Application
Collaborative, Active
Multiple flexible (movable) tables and chairs; wireless access
Supporative
"IT Evangelists" not technicians (redesigning their job function)
Multiple Learning Paths and Resources
Job aids, training videos, support staff, calendar of training events
Encourages Discovery
Training videos, showcase of faculty work, calendar of events
Engagement (Interactivity)
SMART Board (TM) usage, podium, document camera usage
Environmental Factors
Light/bright colors, mottled carpet squares, comfortable furniture, improved lighting

Table spaces are set up for variety of tools per Malcom Brown’s recommendations.
IT aspects are integrated into learning spaces to promote usage and understanding.
Job aids will be improved and redistributed throughout center based on Rossett’s recommendations.

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