Cost estimates for TTU Multimedia classrooms
These rooms are the standard workhorse on campus. They are typically equipped with one or more centrally located projectors or large-format flat-panel displays, ample whiteboard space, a teaching station/lectern containing a PC and hookups for instructors’ laptops and/or mobile devices and desks/tables to accommodate 25 to 45 students. These rooms are well-suited to traditional, lecture-based learning and provide all of the resources that modern instructors have come to expect in a learning space.
Variations on the standard configuration may include pen- and/or touch-enabled displays, either via a Wacom display on the teaching station or SMART-style interactive projector or flat-panel mounted to the wall; additional display surfaces to improve visibility in awkward or oddly-shaped rooms; inclusion of a document camera to display physical documents and/or specialized software for various disciplines.
|Standard Equipment and Costs (these prices all vary by model and availability)|
Desks/tables and chairs
$300-800 per seat
Teaching station PC
Projector+screen or flat-panel display
Additional A/V control equipment
Pen-enabled PC display
Interactive/touch-enabled display upgrade
Total Cost Estimate: $15,000-$60,000+ (depending on configuration and scale of renovation)
- Standardized room layout and resources
- Provides resources for lecture-based learning without sacrificing ability for collaborative/group learning
- Seating is not easily reconfigurable for dynamic classroom layouts
- These rooms will likely represent the bulk of a department’s available learning spaces, as they are relatively inexpensive to implement and provide instructors with all of the technological resources necessary to deliver a typical class. As such, these rooms are ideal for any class that doesn’t require unorthodox technology for delivery.
Examples at TTU
Johnson 302 (pictured)