Ohio University

Classroom technology upgrade under way in Bentley, Glidden, Gordy, Grover, and Morton

In partnership with faculty, the Office of Instructional Innovation (OII), Capital Planning, Finance, and the Office of the University Registrar, OIT has begun installing updated technology packages in over 250 centrally scheduled classrooms. Many of these rooms have not seen investments for 5 years or more. Initial planning and strategy was informed by the science of learning and the work of OII’s Classroom Taskforce.

This multi-year project will reconfigure all centrally managed Ohio learning spaces. For the 2019-20 academic year, selected classrooms in Bentley, Glidden, Gordy, Grover, and Morton halls will have their technology packages and, in some cases, their furniture updated. Timing of the work will be based on the utilization rate of each classroom, its size, the kind of work needed in each room, and the University’s renovation plans. OIT will communicate directly with instructors when their rooms are ready to be upgraded.

This refresh will create modern, flexible learning spaces with technology to support diverse styles of pedagogy and learning. Additionally, this effort will establish a 5-year maintenance lifecycle, aligning OHIO classroom management with industry best practices. Having a predictable timeline for technology refreshes will help OHIO departments and other users of classroom spaces in their planning and expectations for these spaces.

The technology included in this refresh has been piloted over the last two years in Porter and Ellis Halls. The basic package includes:

  • height-adjustable lectern
  • shared computer
  • speakers
  • flat panel display or projector with wireless display capabilities.  

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IT Service Desk.