3.838 designing a lab, cont. (26)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Mon, 11 Dec 89 19:14:55 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 838. Monday, 11 Dec 1989.

Date: Fri, 8 Dec 89 23:46:00 EST
From: "Vicky A. Walsh" <IMD7VAW@OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: 3.835 designing a lab, cont. (41)

It is not necessary to chose between 'classroom' lab and 'work group'
lab. I'm not saying there is a perfect solution, but we have
instructors who do both in the same room. We have a mobile teacher's
station that connects via overhead projector and Datashow to project
whatever the instructor wants to show the whole class, and he/she also
has them work in various sized groups in other parts of the class. The
physical setup can be rows, semi-circles, rectangles, or whatever fits,
as long as they can all view the screen from somewhere in the room. If
the instructor creates an environment for collaborate work them the
physical setup is less important. A stage is not necessary to allow a
focus on the instructor when desired. We are constantly redoing our lab
because it keeps being moved but when space is in short supply there
aren't that many options.
Vicky Walsh, UCLA Humanities Computing Facility