Experimental Learning Space
Designed for distance education, Meriam Library room 045 improves upon the audio capabilities of rooms 027b and 031. 045 has a microphone for every student, as well as microphones for the instructor. There are two projection displays, as well as two flat-panel television displays. The three video cameras allow for any location of the room to be displayed to the remote party.
Twelve touch-screen displays facilitate groupwork in this Tehama building classroom. The video and audio content from any group station can be re-routed to any other, or all, groups and displays.
MLIB 442 in action
Students working at "POD's"
MLIB 442 a new learning space designed around student collaboration and Problem Based Learning.
Student collaboration and teamwork are key aspects of this student-centered pedagogy. Problem Based Learning facilitates student teams to explore the nature of an assigned problem. The collaborations of students can lead to increased communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. This new learning space will allow faculty and students opportunities to explore emerging teaching and learning methods.
This Classroom incorporates some of the latest presentation technologies and student collaboration "Pods." The student teams are grouped around "Pods" that contain 6 laptop connections that can connect to dual LCD displays. The new learning space contains 7 "Pods" and seats 49 students. The instructor will have access to a Mediated Classroom system with a high-definition projector, audio system, computer and connections for various media devices, including HDMI inputs.
Installed "Pods" and initial room design concept