of Technology Classrooms in Erickson Hall
Notes for College Faculty Meeting
September 22, 2004
Faculty Meeting, May 11, 2004.
of Faculty Ideas and Three
Page Design Concept Executive Summary
The College Technology Committee is working on plans for the redesign
of 133 Erickson to reflect near universal ownership of computers by students
and faculty and availability of wireless, laptop computers. The committee
gathered input from faculty at the spring
faculty meeting, explored new design ideas for K-12 schools and universities,
and conversations with faculty.
We how have a working
draft of a "design
concept" for the redesign process.
This design concept
incorporates many of the aspirations and suggestions
received from faculty and others. The next step will be to present
the ideas in this concept paper to designers and request preliminary plans
for kinds of specific modifications, furniture, and technology installations
needed to meet the goals in the concept paper.
Most important announcement:
Erickson Cyber Cafe! Coming soon!
A Quick Tour:
Looking at 133. [Gallery
Main Area. View
from Inside. Another
view. Imagine bulky furniture gone.
Toward Support: View
Moving Tech Guide
Welcoming Help Desk.
A friendly face. One
Workshop and Tutoring Area.
Ideas from MSU College Faculty Meeting, May 11, 2004.
New Learning Ecosystems
National Learning Infrastructure Initiative Annual Report 2004
Draw on best of K-12
architecture and design.
Deerfield Elementary School, Novi Community School District;
Richard Njus, Principal
...a flexible, semi open setting. (Idea: easily movable walls.)
Notes from the NLII Fall Focus
Session, MIT, September 8-10, 2004
Space Design for the 21st Century"
Major Theme: Changes, especially in our students.
Need to focus on learners, pedagogy, and the interplay of curriculum and
Example: MIT AeroAstro Department reforms of curriculum and spaces.
Examples: learner-centered principles, learning space design, mobile learning,
electronic portfolios, and others.
Learning space design.
For example, photos
of different configurations:
Themes from NLII Focus Session
Learners are changing.
Students live in a different world than many faculty remember.
Mobile, connected, powerful computer in hand and in room.
Learning is migrating out of classrooms to new learning spaces (Starbucks).
Enabled by wireless laptops, cellphones, etc.
Design for social interactions and relationships.
Invest in faculty development
Create environments to support faculty learning together(Stanford example).
Make teaching and learning visible.
Need to encourage research on teaching and learning.
Importance of assessment of learning and evaluation.
Redesign of 133 Erickson:
Design for Ubiquitous Learning in the College of Education
View lawn areas outside building as "technology enabled learning
Coffee shop in lower lobby.
Spaces outside faculty offices.
High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA),
a magnet school in Pittsburgh: Students work visible outside and inside
in multiple ways.
Rem Koolhaas building at Illinois Institute of Technology.