Classroom Technology Recommendations
Our purpose for drafting this document was to define some recommendations for the technology implemented within the classroom. We created two different packages in order to encapsulate the different levels of technology and the environment/layout needed for the learning space. These are general guidelines and should be used as a foundation for making decisions on the equipment purchased for use within the classroom. This document contains the following:
- Standard Package
- Premium Package
- Process - High-level Overview
- Available Packages Overview (Table)
- Vendor/Equipment List
- Overview - Classroom Size/Layout/Environment
Developing recommendations for technology in the classroom presents several challenging issues to consider, the size of the classroom, layout, as well as the environment, all play a key role in determining what technology should be purchased for the learning space. Our goal was to create recommendations for the purchase of technology in the classroom, as well as, their associated costs. However, the final determining factor for the overall cost will be dependent on other factors such as, classroom size, layout, and environment. An assessment will have to be completed in order to verify all costs needed to complete the project.
The two packages included also have optional instructional equipment that can be added to the overall costs for the associated package. For example, to equip a standard classroom with the standard available package, that would include everything needed to configure the classroom for a projector, sound system, DVD/VHS player, i>clicker base (if applicable), and the electric screen with a manual switch to bring down the screen. However, if you also want to add a document camera you can add this for approximately $2,000. If you require a document camera that is more robust we can upgrade it to one that can digitally capture images on a connected computer that costs approximately $3,800.
- Standard Package
The standard package is based on equipment purchased for a typical classroom setting. This includes a projector, electric screen (which can be lowered by a manual switch), DVD/VHS player, sound system, network connections and the i>clicker base(if applicable). The projector is typically rated at 3,000 ansi lumens (intensity of the lamp) which is acceptable in a typical classroom. If you have a room that is larger, we may want to move into the premium package with a projector that has 5,200 ansi lumens. This will be reviewed when the initial assessment is done prior to purchasing equipment.
- Premium Package
The Premium package is geared towards a larger classroom which requires a projector with a rated 5,200 ansi lumens. We also include the AMX touch screen panel as well as a presentation computer with network connectivity.
- Process - High-level Overview
Instructional Support can act as the central point for all services requested when implementing/modifying technology for the learning space. Services provided include an initial assessment of planning, so all components create an integrated system, equipment specification for the system, and follow through with equipment and installation vendors. Instructional Support seeks to have the customer involved as early as possible in planning for the projected facility.
Initially, the customer can submit a request for more information, with regards to their project. A member from the Instructional Support team will contact the customer to setup an initial meeting in order to learn more about the goals and expectations, as they pertain to, the implementation of technology in the classroom.
In terms of the services provided and their associated costs, when services are provided by the vendor they are typically included in the quote after an assessment of the job has been completed. If the services are to be provided by the Instructional Support Team, those services are not charged to the department. If services are provided by Physical Plant or Comm Services, you will be charged according to their current rates. These prices do not reflect any additional costs due to services rendered.
For example, a new data line for a classroom will cost $150 for the installation with a recurring cost of $10.50 per month for network connectivity. If a new cable run is required, there will be an additional charge of $100. Any additional fees will be assessed prior to the start of the project.
- Available Packages
Standard Cost Premium Cost Advantages - Notes A/V Instructional Equipment Casework appropriate for room to rack mount presentation technology equipment $3,500.00 Casework appropriate for room to rack mount presentation technology equipment $6,000.00 Could require custom millwork from a local company which would have an associated cost Projector (Data/Video)/Ceiling Mounted (3,500 ansi lumens) Typically lasts ~3500 Hours $3,500.00 Projector (Data/Video)/Ceiling Mounted (5,000 ansi lumens) Requires Special Lens Typically lasts ~2000 Hours $5,600.00 Intensity of the lamp (lumens) increased for larger spaces or spaces with excessive ambient light. Includes Security Cage for Project ($450) Electric Screen (sized to room) Manual Switch to bring down screen $2,225.00 Electric screen (sized to room) Manual Switch to bring down screen $2,225.00 Manual switch allows the Professor to raise the screen without shutting down the equipment Extron control system/with transport controls $3,400.00 Touch screen control system (AMX) $6,200.00 Touch screen employs a panel that relies on no knobs or dials. Depends on type of system, touch screen size, types of devices being controlled ($6,200-$12,000) DVD/VHS Player $400.00 DVD/VHS Player $400.00 Standard DVD/VHS player Program audio sound system with sound reinforcement as needed (Wireless microphone w/speech reinforcement in larger spaces) $2,100.00 Program audio sound system with sound reinforcement as needed (Wireless microphone w/speech reinforcement in larger spaces) $2,100.00 With sound reinforcement the level of volume is maintained at the same level throughout the room. Typically used for larger rooms Input panel for laptop/computer with audio, auxiliary audio/video input jacks and power for laptop $300.00 Input panel for laptop/computer with audio, auxiliary audio/video input jacks/Network Connection and power for laptop $500.00 Custom created - Allows for more connections on the input panel Network connections for control system (or projector) monitoring and laptop $10.50/month (network Connection) $150.00 Network connections for control system (or projector) monitoring and laptop $10.50/month (network Connection) $150.00 Global Viewer for monitoring. Includes additional features such as Auto Shutoff, current lamp usage, Theft notification i>clicker Student Response System (Base) $185.00 i>clicker Student Response System (Base) $185.00 If we currently don't have a base to utilize, the cost is $185.00. Currently we have available 5 bases. Students pay ~ $30 for their i>clicker Installed presentation computer (w/network - $10.50/month ) $1,200.00 Dedicated workstation with network connectivity Associated Costs with Package $15,760.00 $24,560.00 Optional Instructional Equipment Whiteboard 5' X 16' $1,000.00 Whiteboard 5' X 16' $1,000.00 This is an option for purchasing a whiteboard instead of a chalkboard Document Camera (Analogue Capture) $2,000.00 Document Camera (Digital Capture) $3,800.00 The higher model can utilize HDTV with 30fps. The lower cost model is 20fps AMX controlled Automated Projection Screen $1,000.00 Special Programming Required Room lighting is System controlled (AMX) $2,000.00 Electrical work may be required in order to interface with the lighting fixtures Sympodium (15") $2,250.00 Sympodium (17") $2,900.00 A host PC is required as well as software Revolabs xTag Wireless USB Microphone $249.00 VoiceTracker USB Microphone $299.00 For Tegrity recording. A PC is required with the Tegrity client software installed Associated Costs with Options $21,259.00 $35,559.00 Optional Distance Learning Equipment HD 720p (1280x720) codec w/1 HD camera & 2 microphones $22,000.00 HD 720p (1280x720) codec w/1 HD camera & 2 microphones $27,000.00 The advanced option includes some capabilities beyond the basic model: Document Sharing, Multiplexing, and several others Additional HD Camera $5,000.00 This option is for adding a second camera to your existing configuration 50" LCD TV 1366x768 resolution w/Wall Mount $4,000.00 50" LCD TV 1366x768 resolution w/Wall Mount $4,000.00 The size of the TV is dependent on the size of the room Associated Costs with Options + Distance Learning equipment $47,259.00 $71,559.00
- Vendor/Equipment List
Vendor(s) Description Manufacturer Model WireOne or ISSG 50" LCD TV 1366x768 resolution Sharp Aquos LC52D43U WireOne or ISSG AMX Touch Control System: 7.5" Modero Tabletop Touch Panel AMX FG5965-01 WireOne or ISSG AMX Touch Control System: Integrated Master/Netlinx Controller AMX FG2105-05 WireOne or ISSG AMX Touch Control System: Power Supply AMX FG423-41 WireOne or ISSG Audio Sound System Bi-Amp MXA-75 WireOne or ISSG DATA/Video Projector 3500 ansi Lumens Epson PowerLite 6110i WireOne or ISSG DATA/Video Projector 5000 ansi Lumens Epson PowerLite Pro G5350nl WireOne or ISSG Document Camera - Analogue Camera ELMO P-10 WireOne or ISSG Document Camera - Digital Camera ELMO P-100 WireOne or ISSG DVD/VHS Player Sony SLV-D380P WireOne or ISSG Electric Screen Da-Lite Advantage Electrol WireOne or ISSG Control System: Control Panel Extron MLC 226 IP DV+ WireOne or ISSG Extron Control System: Switcher Extron IN1508 WireOne or ISSG HD 720p (1280x720) codec w/1 HD camera & 2 microphones Polycom HDX 9002 XL HD WireOne or ISSG HD 720p (1280x720) codec w/1 HD camera & 2 microphones Polycom HDX 9002 XLP HD WireOne or ISSG HD Camera Polycom Eagle Eye WireOne or ISSG Sympodium 15" Smart Technologies ID250 15" WireOne or ISSG Sympodium 17" Smart Technologies ID370 17" WireOne or ISSG Wall mount for LCD TV Chief Acoustic Magic VoiceTracker USB Microphone Acoustic Magic 103 Voice Tracker USB Array Microphone WireOne xTag Wireless USB Microphone Revolabs 02-DSKSYS-D