The CTL has the ability to coordinate a complete service regarding the design and development of learning spaces.
As classroom models around the world are changing to meet the needs of the faculty and students, CTL can provide a research-based view of the best options in learning space design to colleges and departments for their classrooms. In concert with Facilities Management and the Office of University Architects, CTL has the ability to coordinate a complete service from the design of modern learning spaces to the selection of equipment and furnishings to the final installation of furnishings and technology.
CTL is a key-planning agency for campus instructional facilities, departmental media equipment needs and implementation of grant projects that include related technology. CTL staff provides recommendations and specifications and either coordinate and implement installation projects or act as liaison to other campus or external contractors and vendors.
CTL provides free consultation for departments to discuss learning space design. This service includes on-site meetings and follow-up meetings to ensure that we are addressing all of the critical physical and technological issues. We will also provide a list of specific equipment and estimated labor costs for the project. As part of the service, representatives from Facilities Management and the Architects office may be included if the project involves renovations or physical changes to the learning space.
CTL has worked with the Office of University Architects at UGA to assist in creating a set of classroom standards that provide direction for those desiring to create a new classroom or renovate an existing space. These standards cover topics from classroom design to specific technical issues and can be found at the web site of the Office of University Architects:
The table below identifies specific classroom standards and the section and pages of the document that cover that standard.
|00 00 13||Designing Learning Environments||91-136|
|11 52 00||Audio-Visual Equipment||332-333|
|11 52 13||Projection Screens||334|
|12 56 52||Audio-Visual Furniture||351-352|
|27 41 00||General Audio-Visual System Requirements||580-581|
|24 41 00.01||Audio-Visual Control System||583-592|
Each year, CTL provides a list of recommended classroom presentation equipment to assist UGA units in selecting equipment that falls within the UGA standards. This includes projectors, screens, control systems, switchers, distribution amplifiers, HDMI extenders, signal processors, equipment cabinets, audio systems, assistive listening systems, document cameras, and other related classroom A/V products. The following link is a file with the current STF Classroom Technology Equipment Recommendations.
Members of the CTL Classroom Support and Learning Spaces staff are experts in the installation of classroom technology systems. The staff regularly installs several new systems each year and provides upgrades to dozens of other systems to keep up with the fast pace of change in technology today. The CTL engineering and support staff has multiple certifications, including advanced certifications in the design, installation, and maintenance of A/V systems.
If you do have questions concerning the planning or design of a classroom or learning space, please call us at (706) 542-3456. We can help you answer specific questions that you may have and how to design and create an effective space.