Digitally Enhanced Learning Spaces (DELS)
Supporting collaborative, distributed learning
MacRobert 028 and the Med-Chi Hall have been redesigned to support active, collaborative and distributed learning as part of the University’s strategy to provide an outstanding educational environment.
The rooms consist of 6 or 7 bays for team/group learning. Each bay benefits from a 55-inch display - with the facility for students to wirelessly project their own device’s screen onto the display - localised focussed sound, a web cam and microphone - allowing each group to independently web conference with external users - a tablet PC, wireless keyboard, and mouse.
The main teaching wall in each room has three 84-inch interactive touchscreen monitors as well as a lectern from which the displays can be controlled. Optimal placement of speakers, microphones and voice-tracking video cameras enable crisp and clear lecture capture, as well as facilitate video and web conferencing sessions. The Med-Chi room also has a 3D projector.
This resource was provided by Centre for Academic Development and Learners' Toolkit and Training and Documentation.
The Centre for Academic Development supports staff and students across the University in teaching, learning, research and professional development. The Centre also provides a range of eLearning services, actively supporting course delivery and learning activities.
The Learners' Toolkit supports students and staff with non-course specific training, by creating and delivering rich digital content through an accessible platform.
The Training and Documentation Team publishes a range of user guides to help you use University IT facilities and supported software. The team also runs regular MS Office drop-in help sessions for students.