Question on Compressed Video Classroom Design

Here is a question I received from a fellow ITC member who has been asked to design a compressed video distance education room by Friday of this week!  I know she will greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide. Please respond directly to Sandy at the e-mail address below.

Question on the Design of a Distance Learning Classroom

I would love to see photos of recently designed distance education rooms. We are in the beginning stages of designing approximately four new compressed video distance educations rooms to support several partnership ventures. We are thinking somewhere in the neighborhood of 35 to 45 seats tops in each room. I would be interested in hearing from folks who have been involved in similar projects. I would like tips on the latest trends, coolest new furniture, and equipment and design schemes as well as advic on what works well and what does not. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Sandy Cobb, M.Ed. CIW-CI, Dean of Instructional Technology
Mid-South Community College
2000 West Broadway, West Memphis, AR 72301
Phone: 870-733-6785,, AIM screen name: ciwtrnr

Question on Compressed Video Classroom Design

Congratulations to 2007 ITC Award Winners for Excellence in Distance Education!

ITC is pleased to announce the winners for its 2007 Awards for Excellence in Distance Education.  We will recognize these outstanding distance educators at a special recognition luncheon on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 from 12:45p.m. to 2:00p.m. at The Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We received many more nominations this year than we have in the past.  The winners were reviewed and chosen by an exemplary panel of judges that included ITC board members, past board members, past awards winners and other ITC members.  Special thanks go to Kristi Lozano, director of distance education and virtual college at Miami Dade College, who worked with the ITC board to create the awards forms and a comprehensive rubric which the judges used to choose from the list of outstanding nominations we received this year.  ITC is providing a complementary registration to each award winner to attend e-Learning 2007 on Feb. 17-20 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2007 ITC Awards for Excellence in Distance Education
ITC Recognition Luncheon – Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 – 12:45pm to 2:00pm
The Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

ITC Award for Lifetime Achievement in Distance Education
Sally V. Beaty, INTELECOM Intelligent Communications – Pasadena, CA

Outstanding Distance Education Program
Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA

Outstanding Online Course
Introduction to Digital Photography – San Juan College, Farmington, NM

Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty
Sherrie Holland, Piedmont Technical College – Greenwood SC
Sandia Tuttle, Grossmont College – El Cajon, CA

Outstanding Technical Support and Service
St. Petersburg College – Seminole, FL

ITC offers its members leadership, information and resources to expand and enhance distance learning through the effective use of technology. An affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges established in 1977, ITC represents higher education institutions in the United States and Canada, and is leader in advancing distance education.

Congratulations to 2007 ITC Award Winners for Excellence in Distance Education!