Re: Poli Sci Prof. wants A/V suggestions

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 12:20:17 -0800 (PST)

Beth--

You've asked the $10K question... The issue of outfitting classrooms for=
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future pedagogy and learning is a real (and wildly expensive) Pandora's=20
Box... At the risk of clogging everyone's in-boxes, I'm listing below a=20
group of web sites for institutions which are far down the road in=20
grappling with classroom renovation and upgrade...

Cheers!

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

Selected World Wide Web Sites Concerning Classroom Technologies and other=
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Issues Related to Instructional Technology

The sites listed below are also accessible via the following web site: =20
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/ClassroomWeb.html

Classroom Development

Columbia University
(http://www.cc.columbia.edu:80/acis/classrooms/)

=09A web site which describes Columbia=D5s Multimedia Classroom=20
Project--a group of multimedia classrooms jointly constructed and managed=
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by the school=D5s Academic Information Systems (AcIS), the Office of the=20
Registrar, and Facilities Management under the auspices of the campus=20
Multimedia Classroom Committee.=20

MIT
(http://web.mit.edu/acs/www/eclassrooms.html)

=09Description of the five highly-wired classrooms managed by MIT=D5s=20
Academic Computing Services, along with overviews of lower-end rooms=20
managed and scheduled by other central campus service units.

Northwestern University
(http://www.nwu.edu/itg/smartclass/)

=09Describes the work of the university to develop =D2smart=20
classrooms=D3 on the Evanston campus--teaching and seminar facilities=20
equipped with advanced instructional multimedia technologies. The web=20
site provides information regarding resource availability, training=20
programs, scheduling, and classroom support. Examples are also provided=20
of some of the more interesting and visionary current uses of these=20
facilities.

Ohio State University
(http://gopherjr.acs.ohio-state.edu 8075/htbin/htimage/classroom/
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=09An informational site jointly mounted by Classroom Support and=20
Public Computing Sites. Information regarding location, scheduling,=20
training, technical support for classrooms outfitted with multimedia=20
technology.

University of Michigan
(http://www.oit.itd.umich.edu/docs/classchange.html)
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=09Proposal for a Change in the Support Model for Electronic=20
Classrooms at the University of Michigan. An interesting (if rambling)=20
meditation on the need for changing the model for delivering technology=20
to the classroom, written by a staff member of U Mich=D5s Office of=20
instructional technology. This document is part of a larger library of=20
texts maintained by the UM OIT related to instructional tech=20
(http://www.oit.itd.umich.edu/Library.shtml)

University of Pennsylvania
(http://dept.english.upenn.edu:80/~afilreis/Classcom/home.html)

=09An overview of U Penn=D5s comprehensive program for classroom=20
renovation and upgrade. The project has been on-going for the last four=20
years and is being administered by a Classroom Facilities Review=20
Committee chartered by the university provost.

University of Virginia
(http://www.virginia.edu:80/~mrcac/cti/cti-summary.html)

=09Describes the UV Classroom Technology Initiative--a collaborative=20
endeavor between several units to develop facilities, services, and=20
projects which employ new teaching and learning technologies. Includes a=
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description of initiatives headed by the campus Media Resources Center to=
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develop classroom technology standards and a multimedia classroom=20
management structure.

University of Washington
(http://www.cac.washington.edu:1180/uwired/)

=09The University of Washington=D5s UWIRED project is a partnership=20
between UW=D5s computing/communications units, the undergraduate library=20
and the undergraduate affairs office to create a integrated learning=20
environment using technology. Part of the project involves the creation=20
of electronic classrooms--Collaboratories=D3--conducive to collaborative=20
learning and small group teaching.

University of Wisconsin
(http://www.wisc.edu:80/doit/mreport.html)
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=09Site concerns a pilot project by the Division of
Information Technology (DoIT) in conjunction with the Space Management=20
Office (SMO) to develop a strategic plan for campus support of multimedia=
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classroom environments.

Instructional Technology/New Media Sites

Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT)
(gopher://sunbird.usd.edu:72/1)
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology is the=20
leading international organization representing instructional technology=20
professionals. The mission of the association is to provide leadership=20
in educational communications and technology by linking professionals=20
holding a common interest in the use of education technology and its=20
application to the learning process.

Institute for Academic Technology (IAT)
(http://www.iat.unc.edu/)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill=D5s Institute for Academic=
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Technology (IAT) is dedicated to the proposition that information=20
technology can be a valuable tool for increasing the quality of student=20
learning, increasing access to education, and containing the costs of=20
instruction. With generous support from IBM, the IAT facilitates the=20
widespread use of effective and affordable technologies in higher=20
education.=20

New Media Centers (Apple Computers)
(http://www.csulb.edu/gc/nmc/)

Digital Libraries
(http://atg1.wustl.edu/DL94/)
Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on the Theory and Practice of=20
Digital Libraries=20

Index to Multimedia Information Sources
(http://viswiz.gmd.de/MultimediaInfo/)