Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Teaching and Learning at University of Queensland

Greetings from University of Queensland, where it apparently is "Teaching and Learning Week". The Learning Innovation Building (LIB), next to the book-store, is about three months old. LIB is home to the  Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT), Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI) and the Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning (CIPL). This makes a change from the tradition of putting the education development unit in a demountable shed out the back of the chancellery.

The technicians are fine tuning the energy efficient climate control system. After a presentation when the blinds are raised, the system will check if the  weather is clement, and then turn off the air-conditioning and open the windows.

The building has a modern teaching room, with a flat floor, hexagonal tables on wheels (for up to six students each), touch and projections screens. The room can be divided into two with a movable wall.

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