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Neal-Schuman electronic classroom handbook
Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke.
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New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2001.
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xvii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Preparation and planning -- Background -- Planning -- Gathering and analyzing information -- Design and construction -- Space -- Infrastructure -- Software -- Equipment and furnishings -- Budgets and expenditures -- Construction and occupancy -- Day-to-day operations -- Classroom administration -- Teaching and learning strategies -- Evaluation -- The future -- Appendixes.
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Every aspect of planning, designing, equipping, licensing, implementing, funding, managing, teaching, and evaluating electronic classrooms is covered in this complete handbook. Chapters include: demonstration classrooms; hands-on classrooms; planning; layout (rows, clusters, u-shapes); space requirements; storage and security; networks; workstations; projection systems; distance learning technologies; upgrading and refurbishing; software; licensing; remote-access; budgets; grants; policies; procedures; teaching and learning strategies (lecture/demonstration, active and collaborative learning, individualized CAI/CBT/WBI) competencies, and evaluation. Includes diagrams, technical specifications, codes, regulations, standards, worksheets, policies and guidelines, reproducible forms and cutouts of furniture. An appendix lists contact information for product manufacturers. Includes a Foreword by Betsy Wilson.

Author Notes

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is the Library Instruction Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Milner Library, Illinois State University.

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Library Journal Review

Hinchliffe, library instruction coordinator at the Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, offers a wealth of information for libraries planning to build or remodel an electronic classroom. She addresses in detail each stage in the development of an electronic classroom, from preparation and planning through design, construction, and day-to-day operations. Essentially a how-to manual, the book is chock-full of practical tips, sample worksheets, and references to additional sources. Topics covered especially well include the pros and cons of various room layouts; types of software, hardware, and furniture; the construction process, including interactions with architects and contractors; and ideas for evaluating electronic classrooms. Extensive appendixes supplement the text with useful features such as reproducible cutouts to use when designing the layout of a classroom; a bibliography of laws, codes, regulations, standards, and guidelines; an extensive directory of suppliers; and links to web sites describing existing electronic classrooms. While the focus is on academic libraries, most of the material could be easily generalized to other types of libraries. Highly recommended for all libraries currently maintaining or considering electronic classrooms. Janet A. Crum, Oregon Health & Science Univ. Lib., Portland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

A comprehensive resource to guide librarians through the process of planning, designing, constructing, managing, using, and evaluating an electronic classroom. There is a good balance between theory, essential information, and practical ideas for how to teach in the new age. Since Hinchliffe states that an electronic classroom can cost between $50,000 to $100,000, it is important not to make expensive mistakes. She describes each step in enough detail so that pitfalls may be avoided. Although written with academic librarians in mind, public and school librarians would have to go through the same steps. The intended audience is classroom designers, program coordinators, and library administrators. Worksheets from the book are available online. An excellent primer that offers plenty of detail in a sequential manner.-Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Lizabeth Wilson
List of Figuresp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Part 1 Preparation and Planningp. 1
Chapter 1 Backgroundp. 3
Definitionp. 3
For Teaching and Learningp. 3
Classroom Typesp. 4
Demonstration Classroomsp. 4
Hands-On Classroomsp. 5
Justificationsp. 6
Improve Student Learningp. 6
Transference of Skillsp. 7
Active Learningp. 7
Focusp. 7
Responsive Instructionp. 8
Modeling Research as an Integrative Processp. 8
Facilitate Training and Developmentp. 8
Appeal to the Larger Institutionp. 9
Alignment with Institutional Objectivesp. 9
Partnership Opportunitiesp. 9
Outreach to Other Groupsp. 10
Benchmarkingp. 11
Chapter 2 Planningp. 13
Plannersp. 14
Project Leaderp. 14
Planning Teamp. 14
Resource Peoplep. 16
Consultantp. 17
From Gathering Information to Moving Inp. 18
Chapter 3 Gathering and Analyzing Informationp. 19
Instructional Needs Assessmentp. 19
Situational Auditp. 21
Financial Variablesp. 21
Library Variablesp. 26
Institutional Variablesp. 27
Education Variablesp. 28
Take a Tourp. 28
Assumptionsp. 34
Prioritize the Issuesp. 35
Timelinep. 38
Part 2 Design and Constructionp. 41
Chapter 4 Spacep. 43
Locationp. 43
Sizep. 48
Layoutp. 49
Boardroom/Seminarp. 50
Rows, Parallel (Middle Aisle)p. 52
Rows, Parallel (Side Aisles)p. 53
Rows, Perpendicularp. 54
Clustersp. 55
U-Shaped (In)p. 56
U-Shaped (Out)p. 56
Entrances/Doorwaysp. 58
Windowsp. 59
Walls and Ceilingsp. 60
Flooringp. 60
Storage and Securityp. 61
Aestheticsp. 62
Chapter 5 Infrastructurep. 63
Data Networkp. 63
Disk Space on the Networkp. 64
A Word About Wirelessp. 65
Electricityp. 66
Lightingp. 66
HVACp. 68
Chapter 6 Softwarep. 69
Typesp. 69
Operating Systemsp. 69
Library Resourcesp. 70
Personal Productivityp. 70
Data Analysisp. 72
Accessoriesp. 72
Control/Collaboration Systemsp. 73
Securityp. 74
Licensing Agreementsp. 76
Remote Accessp. 76
Chapter 7 Equipment and Furnishingsp. 79
Student Workstationsp. 79
Equipmentp. 80
Computersp. 80
Monitorsp. 81
Furniturep. 82
Tables and Desksp. 82
Chairsp. 83
Instructor Workstationp. 84
Equipmentp. 85
Media Displayp. 86
Accessoriesp. 86
Furniturep. 87
Writing Surfacesp. 89
Projection Systemp. 90
Sound System and Acousticsp. 91
Source Switching/Control Panelsp. 92
Printer Stationp. 93
Assistive Technologiesp. 93
Ergonomicsp. 95
Audience Response Systemp. 96
Mobile Classroomsp. 96
Distance Learning Technologiesp. 97
Accommodating Print Materialsp. 97
Wrap-Upp. 97
Chapter 8 Budgets and Expendituresp. 99
What Will This Cost?p. 99
Prepare Your Budgetp. 100
Grants and External Fundingp. 102
Impact of Budget Limitationsp. 103
Phased Implementationp. 103
Chapter 9 Construction and Occupancyp. 105
An Architect and/or a Project Managerp. 105
Drawings and Schedulesp. 106
Construction Drawingsp. 106
Clarification and Shop Drawingsp. 107
Schedulesp. 107
Biddingp. 108
Pre-Bid Meetingp. 108
Reviewing Proposals and Awarding the Bidp. 108
Buildingp. 109
Change Ordersp. 109
Inspectionsp. 110
Moving Inp. 111
Part 3 Day-to-Day Operationsp. 113
Chapter 10 Classroom Administrationp. 115
Personnelp. 115
Ongoing and Ancillary Expendituresp. 116
Maintaining, Refurbishing, and Upgradingp. 118
Policies and Proceduresp. 120
Marketing and Promotionp. 123
Requesting Instructionp. 127
Schedulingp. 127
Statisticsp. 133
Other Instructional Spacesp. 133
Chapter 11 Teaching and Learning Strategiesp. 135
Transforming the Learning Experiencep. 135
A Word of Warning and a Guiding Principlep. 136
Teaching Methodsp. 137
Lecture/Demonstrationp. 138
Active and Collaborative Learningp. 138
Individualized Instructionp. 141
Classroom Competenciesp. 141
Developing Electronic Classroom Teaching Skillsp. 142
The Flow of an Instructional Sessionp. 144
Managing Instruction in an Electronic Classroomp. 144
Instructional Materialsp. 147
Chapter 12 Evaluationp. 151
The Needs Assessmentp. 151
Logbookp. 152
Observationp. 152
Focus Groupp. 154
Student Evaluation Formp. 155
Instructor Surveyp. 155
Individual Conversationsp. 157
Chapter 13 The Futurep. 159
The Embracing of Information Literacyp. 159
New Understandings of Teaching and Learningp. 160
Proliferating Data Types and Formatsp. 160
Advances in Technologyp. 161
Focusing on Teaching and Learningp. 161
Appendix A Reproducible Figuresp. 163
Appendix B Laws, Codes, Regulations, Standards, and Guidelinesp. 171
Appendix C Directory of Suppliersp. 175
Appendix D Library Classroom Web Sitesp. 187
Appendix E Sample Instructional Materials--The Research Processp. 191
Appendix F Sample Instructional Materials--Evaluating Informationp. 203
Appendix G Case Studies: School, Public, and Special Library Examplesp. 217
Referencesp. 235
Indexp. 249
About the Authorp. 257