Rollins, S. & Almeroth, K. (2004). Lessons Learned Deploying a Digital Classroom. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 15(2), 169-185. Norfolk, VA: AACE.
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Journal of Interactive Learning Research
Volume 15, Issue 2, April 2004
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Norfolk, VA
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A number of university campuses have undertaken the development of digital classrooms that enable presentation of digital media and digital lecture recording. While educators from across disciplines are interested in using the facilities these classroom spaces provide, deploying the infrastructure for a digital classroom is difficult at best even for a technically savvy person. As people from many disciplines become interested in building similar digital classroom spaces, there is a need to produce a useful set of design and implementation guidelines for determining the functionality of such a space and selecting and installing the equipment to achieve that functionality. The goal of this paper is to report on the deployment of the UCSB digital classroom. By using this paper as a guide, future digital classroom architects can reduce the project risk and steepness of the deployment curve. This paper: (1) motivates the use of technology in the classroom by discussing the impact of technology on education; (2) presents a phased model for classroom deployment; and (3) categorizes the set of lessons we have learned during our deployment efforts.