ERIC Number: ED436938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Master Classrooms: Classroom Design with Technology in Mind.
Technology is changing the classroom requiring new design features and considerations to make the classroom flexible and interactive with the teaching process. The design of a Master Classroom, a product of the Classroom Improvement Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is described. These classrooms are specially-equipped to provide a wide range of computer, media, projection, communications, and control capabilities, including connection to the campus network for both video and data reception and transmission. Topics on Master Classroom development include creating an interactive information environment, equipping the classroom with computer and projection equipment, and designing integrated control systems for the classroom. Focus is given to projection equipment acquisition and the variables involved when deciding the types of equipment to buy, such as brightness, rear or front projection design, screens available, CRT vs. LCD displays, and displays for smaller classrooms. Tips are given on networking information sources to fully utilize the Master Classroom's capabilities and the cost considerations. (Contains 10 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Classroom Design, Educational Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education, Projection Equipment, Public Schools, Screens (Displays)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Inst. for Academic Technology.