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Deploying an Infrastructure for Technologically Enhanced Learning Sami Rollins and Kevin Almeroth

Summary: Deploying an Infrastructure for Technologically Enhanced Learning
Sami Rollins and Kevin Almeroth
Department of Computer Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA, USA 93106-5110
Abstract: A number of university campuses have undertaken the development of digital
classrooms that enable presentation of digital media and digital lecture recording. 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 to
reduce the project risk and steepness of the deployment curve. The goal of this paper is to
report on the experiences we have had in deploying the UCSB digital classroom. The two
main contributions of this paper are: (1) a phased deployment model; and (2) a discussion of
how the proposed technology enables new educational models and techniques.
Advances in technology coupled with increased familiarity with technical tools have paved the way for
new paradigms in teaching and learning. Instructors are now using media such as PowerPoint slides and digital
video in their lectures. Students can take digital notes on laptop computers or Personal Digital Assistants
(PDAs). These types of technologies allow students and instructors to communicate digitally across time and


Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences