Dagostino Electronic Services had the privilege to work with Slippery Rock University on their new “SCALE-UP” classroom in North Hall. A former faculty dining room was converted to the modern classroom. The original tile was kept, adding an interesting dimension to the work. Installers could not run cables under the floor for fear of cracking or shifting the base tiles. Instead, they ran some cables down from the ceiling.
SCALE-UP stands for “Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies.” It is a learning environment specifically created to facilitate interactive learning. The professor lectures from the center of the room with projectors around the perimeter. Students are able to see what is being displayed on each wall without having to turn around. Each table has three computers so groups can easily look up more information.
DES helped create this method of interactive learning at SRU by installing projectors, screens, mics, and the Crestron control system. Click here to read more about the project on SRU’s website.