Two ALC’s, BR-67 and C3-29, will be available fall 2016. Anyone can request them prior to the semester start. Both classrooms accommodate 36 students, but they have different layout/designs
Active Learning Classrooms
Questions? Contact Us!
Direct questions about ALC’s to Academic Computing at email@example.com
One Button Studio
Active Learning Classrooms (ALC) Objectives
Promote student-centered learning that engages studentsPromote innovation that encourages and facilitates student's active engagement in learning processes
and student-faculty interactionsMulti-use design: group work, discussion, lectureOffer multiple ways to share and display contentLayout/technology supports easy collaboration and communication between students and between students
and between students and facultyEffective display of content that supports various learning styles
They will feature:
Multiple flat-panel display projection systemsFlexible tables and seating360-degree whiteboardsA teaching station that allows selection and display of table-specific informationWifi, power outlets and more
Hands on Equipment Orientation
We provide classroom orientation sessions to help familiarize classroom users with the technology. These sessions will include:
An overview of the installed presentation technology.Personalized coaching on the effective use of audio/visual, computer, and projection systems.
Active Learning Classrooms
Instructor Tech Classrooms
Classroom provides an electronic podium/cart equipped with a Windows computer with flat panel display, a document camera (*), and audio system connected to a ceiling-mounted digital projector and stereo speakers. All are operated through an easy to use control panel. These rooms allow faculty to completely integrate any number of multimedia elements into their classroom presentations, without reserving any external equipment from MMS. Laptop computers may also be connected to the system through the power and data connections provided. Podiums without installed document cameras have connections for easily attaching portable cameras.
Technology Enhanced Classrooms at Community College of Philadelphia
Technology enhanced classrooms at Community College of Philadelphia provide faculty and students a great deal of flexibility and convenience. Available on main campus and Regional Centers, our classrooms allow the integration of technology into traditional lectures at appropriate levels consistent with pedagogical approach. While every classroom provides network and internet connectivity, certain rooms provide additional technology resources.
Classroom provides each student with a computer workstation and in-room printing, along with an instructor’s PC station. Certain rooms are equipped with a Smart Board (*) or the flat panel display (**). A variety of software titles are available to support instruction with purchase and installation directed by Academic Computing with the various academic departments.
Current Student-tech classrooms are:
Welcome to the One Button Studio@CCP
The College is excited to announce the availability of our new One Button Studio, a fully-featured digital video production studio that is designed to be both powerful and easy to use, requiring no prior video production experience. We currently have there (3) studios available for various uses. Perkins grant-funded studios are located in the Center for Business and Industry: C3-27) and at the Northwest Regional Center (Library study room: NW117C) and these are available for use by all Perkins-funded Career and Technical Education program students. There is also one on Main campus (Library Study room: L1-29) available to all students, faculty, and staff (valid CCP required).
Examples of Studio projects include:
• Rehearsing for class presentations in any discipline
• Recording an interview with one or more participants
• Creating ePortfolio materials or video essays
• Practicing your public speaking skills
• Using the green/blue screen to create visual effects
• Creating videos for online instruction, such as MOOCs
• Creating videos for recruitment, training, or professional development seminars
• And many others...
Recording your video(s) in the studio:
• You must bring your own USB drive to save your recording. All thumb drives should be formatted FAT The system cannot read storage devices that are formatted NTFS,
• Make sure you have enough space on your flash drive—a 1GB flash drive will record approximately 25 minutes. The system will not allow you to record if you have less than 500mb of space available on your USB drive.
• Insert your USB drive into the dock to activate the Studio camera and lighting
• Press the large silver button to start/stop recording
• When finished recording, remove your USB drive to deactivate the studio camera and lights
Insert your drive into the dock to begin.
Press the button to start/stop recording.
Remove your drive when you are finished.
Our offices are located in B2-26, the second floor of the Bonnell building.
Phone Number: ext.8898
To learn more about us, look over our various web pages and also peruse our blog. If you have any questions, please stop by, call us, or send an email.
Academic Computing is offering the following Professional Development (PD) sessions on selected technology topics.July 14, 2016
All sessions (except where noted) will be held in Room B2-26, the FLOAT division conference room. There is NO preregistration required. You can just walk in and grab a seat. Each session will last between 60 - 90 minutes.
SMART Board OrientationMonday, July 25, at 11 a.m. in Room B2-09Monday, July 25, at 2 p.m. in Room B2-09
This short orientation workshop will show you how to use the various components of the brand new SMART technology available in more than 50 classrooms across all campuses.
CANVAS Session 2: Creating Assignments, Discussions and Student GroupsTuesday July 26, at 2:30 p.m.
It's easy to create assignments, upload files and receive student submissions in the file format you desire. Students can communicate with each other using threaded discussions, either graded or ungraded, and can be assigned into groups.
CANVAS Session 3: Using the GradebookThursday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m.
A valuable feature within Canvas, this provides an easy way to input and distribute grades to students. It can calculate final grades, weighted grades and extra credit. You can communicate grades, comments and send messages directly to students who meet certain criteria, such as late assignment submission. The SpeedGrader and SpeedGrader apps will also allow you to spend more time reading and applying quality comments than downloading and opening assignments.
Announcement Contact Information:
Contact: Arnold DiBlasi
One Button Studio - Simple, High-Quality, Video Creation Studio
July 5, 2016
Don’t forget that the College has created two (soon to be three-) OneButtonStudios! These are available in C3-27 (CBI) and the NWRC Library study room NW117C.
We installed these in response to the overwhelming interest in students having a high-quality, easy to use, video production “studio” available for a variety of reasons. Among these might be: practice oral presentations; mock work-interview; video interview projects with other students; or any reason a student would like to see a video of themselves.
All of the elements of video production are pre-installed and calibrated. The user simply walks in, plugs in a USB drive (with FAT format, minimum of 500 MB free) and hits the silver OneButton to begin recording. There are marks on the floor to indicate where to stand and the user also has a 55” touch-enabled flat screen computer that will display PowerPoint slides or may also be used as an electronic whiteboard. For the more adventuresome user the flat panel may be moved aside and the green or blue LED ring preinstalled on the camera may be turned on the create “green screen” recordings that can be edited with video editing software available either on their personal device or on some of the SACC computers.
So, please advertise the availability of the OneButtonStudio to your students! Also, please consider creating assignments within your course that may leverage this technology to construct better scaffolding within and across disciplines that result in learning consistent with higher order measurable outcomes.
Flexible Learning Options & Academic Technology
Instructional Technology at Community College of Philadelphia