Educational Design Portfolio – The Built Environment

Onsite at laundry
Onsite at laundry

I have been involved in a £5.5 million project to revive an old NHS laundry space into a flexible and innovative teaching space. My part in this has been:

  • Consultation with SME’s and programme leaders over the affordances needed in this space.
  • The co-authoring of the tender under lot 3 for the design.
  • Tender design judging.
  • The AV design installation consultation.
  • The product selection from the tender winner.
  • Controller programming design.
  • Material design for the space.
  • Early adopter training.

The overall design optimizes the value of multiple investments made by the university but also services anticipated needs for the university above and beyond the imagination scape of the current leaders within the Faculty.

Laundry space mock up
Screen location in new Laundry space

Phase 1 has covered the more traditional AV of screen location, sound re-enforcement and the interplay of teaching across the fluid space.

The above design shows the screen locations but not the fluidity of the space of the around the sound and screen sharing design, These are designed to allow for any iteration of space around ‘Teaching Skills 2’  with content sharing across sound and screen. Including sharing from mobile devices.

Phase 2 will cover the installation of an IP camera system that will cover the flat and areas of the wider space and be viewable from within the space and through online platforms. This will require a data protection impact assessment.

The space will have repeater screens around Teaching Skills 1 and 2 which will allow for multiple modes of action. These screens will move up and down within a range of motion of 70 cm and are interactive with touch screen to a computer behind them. They screen can be adjusted down for use by students to engage in self directed and in the future un-facilitated clinical learning. The modes of action are as follows:

Screen positions diagram
Modes for 42-inch side screens in Laundry
Active / passive Enables Status Software
A Active Click through activities (Elsevier / narrative virtual patients / Skills demonstrations)

Enquiry based activities

Independent student lead learning

Kiosk style / electronic poster presentation conferences

Ready

Ready

Future

Future / ready

Web based

Web based

Web based

TBC / Office

B Active Student lead recording (simulations / roleplays / skills demonstration)

Kiosk style / electronic poster presentation conferences

Staff lead recording

Ready

Future / ready

Ready

Kaltura

TBC

Kaltura / Panopto

C Active Student lead recording (simulations / roleplays / skills demonstration)

Kiosk style / electronic poster presentation conferences

Staff lead recording

Simulation display

Ready

Future / ready

Ready

Ready

Kaltura

TBC / Office

Kaltura / Panopto

Web based

D Passive Repeater screen Ready Lectern

The benefits of this flexibility will be fully understood in praxis. Initially I consider not having too much negativity a plus as didactic teaching tries to fit into this space unreconstructed.

To combat this I will help facilitate three early adopters groups. To explain the space to academic / clinical teachers going forward.