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1 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 1 Designing Learning Spaces for Group Working Liz Burd Active Learning in Computing Durham University with Leeds, LeedsMet and Newcastle

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4 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 4 Initial requirements Promote café style environment Facilitate face-to-face meetings Provide distinct working spaces for groups Space to reflect actual group sizes Enable common drawing and writing facilities Provide display facilities Be aesthetically pleasing Recommendation: based around American Diner

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7 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 7 Technology specifications ItemSpecification Laptop1.7GHz processor; 512MB RAM; 40GB disk; DVD- R/CD-RW; 14.1” display Table PC1.0GHz processor; 256MB RAM; 30GB disk. Display42” plasma display panel; 16:9 format; 1024x768 resolution OverlayPen & finger sensitive; 4 pen; 1 eraser

8 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 8 Cost breakdown of Techno-Café ItemCost Refit of the room£207k Displays and Interactive whiteboard£45k Laptops and Tablet PCs£25k

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13 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 13 Issues to consider in design Space utilisation Teaching space or private study Conditions that YOU would be happy to work in Flexibility versus IT security and disabled access Wireless and/or cabling Group privacy and noise pollution Lighting

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15 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 15 Mistakes we made Technical: –Cables –Smart board pen trays –Plasma screens tend to burn Managerial –Training for students: use of technology and work pattern –Initial failure to bringing on board IT providers –Difficulties in getting staff to change the way they teach

16 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 16 What changes the students wanted Curtains! More technology Coffee Restricted access

17 Copyright Department of Computer Science University of Durham 17 Issues to ponder Research issues to consider Train travel phenomena Does booth ‘ownership’ occur? Loan versus fixed equipment


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