Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wing Technology Center

This is the Wing Technology Center where I am located. I had the distinct opportunity to work closely with the architectural firm in designing teaching and learning spaces in this facility. Interestingly enough, the original building was a library built back in 1956, the year I was born. And then, I had a chance to work with a team to create a new technology hub for the campus. The Florence Wing Building was renamed Wing Technology Center in the fall of 2001. For more information on the architectural firm who collaborated on the design and to learn more about the project, go to River Architects at: http://www.river-architects.com/

Monday, November 28, 2005

Learning Spaces With Technology

In some regard, the title of this blog, "Learning Space" has a variety of meanings. This site is meant to provide you with many items to learn and experience. One area I have a specific interest is the design of actual learning environments or, in this case "learning spaces." At the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, I have had the opportunity to conceive and build a variety of spaces for various teaching and learning activities. If I had a trademark design, it would be my U-shaped interactive space. In this design, the U-shaped table promotes interaction between the participants, and allows for good site lines to a presenter in front of the room. With the appropriate technology and control, ergonomic seating, and room lighting, this can be a very effective teaching and learning area. If you would like to preview some of the many technology classrooms we have on our campus, please feel free to visit:


Looking particularly at Wing Rooms 104, 126, and 31. In the Health Science Building, look at rooms, 2002 and 2006.


Sunday, November 27, 2005

Learning Space Maiden Voyage

This is the maiden voyage of my Learning Space Blog. The intent of this site is to offer an environment to post stories, images, sound, and media that help you learn about the world and the people around you. Come on board as you journey with me in the fields of education, learning and technology, digital photography and video, and stories from around the world. I look forward to sharing my world with you.