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Modernizing Norman Hall’s Learning Spaces

PHOTO: The new 22-seat iMac lab in Norman Hall

UFIT partnered with the College of Education on a year-long project to revitalize Norman Hall’s learning spaces. Beginning in Summer B, students and faculty can use the enhanced spaces for their teaching and learning needs.

“The renovated classrooms and labs in Norman Hall allow for multiple approaches to technology-rich teaching and learning,” said Tom Dana, professor and associate dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Education. “The upgrades not only modernize spaces where we teach education professionals but also provide new space that will spark the pedagogical imagination of our excellent faculty across campus.”

The 90-seat space, located on the ground floor, features a new layout and significant upgrades to the technologies in the classrooms and common areas. The two main classrooms are equipped with five 75-inch 4K displays, movable tables, a laser projector, and a podium with dual monitors. Instructors and students can wirelessly cast their device’s screen to the monitors for easier collaboration. The computer lab in room 504 has 22 iMacs that can be hidden beneath the desktop for extra space. There is also a mobile printing room with color and black-and-white printers. Instructors interested in reserving one of the UFIT-managed classrooms can complete the form on the Labs and Learning Spaces website.