Completed project: Classroom upgrade initiative (completion of ITSP Action 21)

Primary UITS contact: Beverly Teach

Completed: February 25, 2009

Description: Action 21 represents IU's first comprehensive, multi-classroom technology plan for general purpose classrooms, scheduled by the Office of the Registrar. The five-year plan, finalized in May 2000, called for installation and support of technology in classrooms, and coordination of the design and renovation of classrooms to enable use of that technology. The plan called for more installed technology and less reliance on mobile equipment. IU Classroom Types were revised in 2005 from Type I, II, III, IV, V, and VI to Basic, Enhanced, Advanced, Computer, and VIC, as follows:

  • Basic: Analog display capability, overhead transparency projector and generally a TV/VCR/DVD, wired/wireless network access
  • Enhanced: Analog/digital display capability, overhead transparency projector, video/data projector or flat panel, laptop connection, external A/V interface, computer (optional), VCR/DVD (optional), wired/wireless network access
  • Advanced: Analog/digital display capability, overhead transparency projector, video/data projector(s) or flat panel(s), computer(s), VCR/DVD, laptop connection, external A/V interface, document camera or other special equipment (e.g., video cameras, recording capability), interactive pen tablets, wired/wireless network access
  • Computer: Installed computer at each student station; teacher station may have Enhanced or Advanced technology package installed
  • VIC: Standard Virtual Indiana Classroom (VIC) package for distance learning

IU has significantly increased the number of Enhanced and Advanced technology classrooms on all campuses since the implementation of the IT Strategic Plan.

Outcome: Instructors have ready access to an installed standardized technology package in classrooms. Standardization of installations on each campus increases faculty familiarity with technology use. Established lifecycle replacement schedules have increased the equipment's reliability and decreased the number of emergency calls for equipment problems. The number of requests for mobile equipment deliveries has decreased dramatically on all campuses.

Milestones and status:

Before Action 21
Campus Basic Enhanced Advanced Total
IUB 214 24 25 263
IUPUI 142  5  2 149
IUE  27  0  1  28
IUK  22  0  6  28
IUN  39  1  1  41
IUSB  54  5  0  59
IUS  46  0  3  49
TOTAL 544 35 38 617
% 88% 6% 6% Enhanced and Advanced: 12%
As of February 2009
Campus Basic Enhanced Advanced Total
IUB 19 178  73 270
IUPUI  1  51  97 149
IUE 12  17  14  43
IUK      40  40
IUN 18    26  44
IUSB    45  20  65
IUS 24  30  27  81
Total 74 321 297 692
% 11% 46% 43% Enhanced and Advanced: 89%

Project team: Each campus developed a project team. Team leaders are:

  • IUB: Beverly Teach
  • IUPUI: Beverly Teach (formerly David Donaldson)
  • IUE: Todd Duke
  • IUK: Carl Pennington
  • IUN: Beth Van Gordon
  • IUSB: Pat Ames
  • IUS: Lee Staton

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Last modified on 2014-10-24 00:00:00.

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