In the fall of 2002, Stanford University opened Wallenberg Hall, the new home for the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL). This building has provided innovative, technology-enhanced, tool-rich spaces to support faculty experimenting with their classroom teaching. In this presentation, Bob will take a look back at the thinking, process, and expectations we started with in the design of that building. He will then trace how research and assessment programs have improved our understanding of what is effective classroom technology and learning space design, as well as deepened our understanding of the social phenomenon that is a class. Finally, he'll discuss how those findings are affecting Stanford's mainstream classrooms and guiding SCIL's research and design going forward.
Director, Classroom Innovation, Stanford University