September 3, 2015
To improve UF’s teaching and learning environment, this summer UFIT completed several classroom renovations in time for the 2015-16 academic year. Renovations include all of Matherly Hall’s 31 classrooms and a significant upgrade to the technology available in the Chemistry Lab Building’s C130 lecture hall.
Matherly classrooms received new projection screens as well as chalk and dry-erase boards. Where possible, three classroom walls were wrapped with dry-erase boards to allow for more active learning pedagogical opportunities. New digital technology podiums were installed that utilize the latest pen-based annotation on wide-screen high-def video as well as HDMI digital video and WiDi wireless video connections. Cables previously on the floor were relocated into walls and floors, and podiums were moved away from doors to reduce interruptions. A separate project by Physical Plant replaced all Matherly heating and air conditioning systems. In the C130 lecture hall, a replacement vertical sliding chalkboard, dry-erase board system, and new high-def lecture capture system were installed. A three-screen projection system was also installed in C130, featuring a one-touch display of the Periodic Table of Elements on any screen for the benefit of the chemistry courses taught there.