Ferrante Hall | Innovative classroom
Onondaga Community College | Syracuse NY
Onondaga Community College’s new innovative classroom is filled with bright colors, contemporary materials and the latest in instructional technology. The dynamic and technology-rich environment coupled with flexible furniture encourages a variety of learning styles and group study from lecture/seminar style orientation to small breakout clusters.
The technology includes two interactive whiteboards which can be fully matrixed with seven other monitors in the classroom; AirMedia which allows a laptop to be wirelessly connected to the network of monitors; glass boards that line the perimeter classroom walls for greater collaboration; four pan, tilt, zoom cameras mounted to the ceiling along with multiple microphones which can be used for web conferences; assistive listening; and a document camera in the ceiling.
There is also a smaller flexible emerging technologies room which currently utilizes virtual reality equipment to supplement the innovative classroom, but can be easily swapped out as an ancillary space to the main classroom with various uses and equipment. Separating the classroom and the emerging technologies room is a switchable smartglass wall that changes from transparent to opaque with the flip of a switch, allowing both the smaller room and the large classroom to be used simultaneously without distracting the other.
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- Latest technologies and flexible furnishings support collaborative learning and pedagogical innovation.
- Smartglass wall allows for flexible space division via instant change from transparent to opaque.
- Serves as a guide for new classroom design standards on campus.
- 2,200 sf