Marshall d'Avray Hall - Room 220

This room truly excels as a active and collaborative teaching space.  The input and feedback from the Faculty of Education provided insight into the continued use and benefit of the trapezoid table design.  It was opted to keep the same style and configuration, but update the seating.  Functionally, this room remains effective at collaborative learning, with the much needed upgrades to the furnishings, technology, and lighting.

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Encourage Active and Collaborative Learning

  • Tables provide a large work surface for student laptops, notes, and other items.
  • Tables and chairs are designed to be easily moved around and reconfigured for many different learning modes (such as discussion or group work).
  • Wireless presentation technologies allow instructors and students to wirelessly collaborate with the digital projector system.

Promote Student-Faculty Interaction

  • Portable instructor desk-podium designed to reduce barriers, while still providing sufficient workspace for the instructors laptop, notes, and other teaching tools.
  • Improved acoustics through a dropped ceiling and a distributed sound system.
  • With the wireless presentation technologies, the instructor is not achored or tethered to one spot in the room, they are free to present from any location.
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Provide Enriching Educational Experiences

  • Reliable wireless connectivity designed for the next generation of learning environments.
  • Multiple whiteboards provide additional writing surfaces for multiple groups.

Provide a Supportive Campus Environment

  • Comfortable seating designed to give more space in the seat for students.
  • LED lighting in the room is fully adjustable for giving presetnations or using the writing surfaces.  In addition, this room is equipped with a dimmer.
  • Natural light from adjacent windows increases the comfortable nature of the room.
  • Window shades are provided to ensure just the right amount of light is filtered into the room.
  • Air exchange and automated temperature control provide a livable and comfortable environment.

Before Renovations:

d'Avray 220