Narrative 6

Not every classroom needs technology — diverse offering of technology within the learning space portfolio will best meet your faculty’s variety of needs.

We are often asked, “What is the best model for technology in the classroom?” The responses reflect what we hear from client to client — or even from different educators on the same campus — about the same room. Like other campus elements, technology must be calibrated to the needs and culture of an institution. For some, analog technology such as a piece of chalk and a blackboard is all that they need. For others, a full suite of technological tools supporting face-forward lecture, group work, and content sharing is desired.

“It’s simply overwhelming. It is too much technology, and it distracts from the teaching endeavor.”

ꟷ Faculty Member, Post-Occupancy Survey, Norwich University