This manual identifies the essential design elements of modern, higher education high quality learning environments and includes discussions on facility programming, management, utilization, evaluation, and planning for the future technology. Classrooms examined include general purpose classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, and specialized classrooms such as distance education and interactive video classrooms. Separate guidelines are presented for each classroom type. It also explores the use of technology in classrooms, discusses a team planning approach to programming for classroom design, offers advice on equipment security and on meeting accessability regulations, and provides practical applications for surveying classrooms using illustrative checklists. Appendices provide designing issues involving accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act; regulations, codes, and compliance agencies; a bibliography of books and articles on classroom design; a list professional organizations involved in facility design; the author's biographies; and photos of sample classroom designs.
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