Mission Statement & Purpose
The Purpose of the tier classrooms at Valencia College
is to provide a state-of-the-art technology enhanced teaching
and learning environment. Faculty members are provided a stable and reliable
environment that is fully supported and maintained by the Office
of Information Technology. Students are provided an enhanced learning
the incorporation of various instructional media into the regular
To view a general description of the Multimedia Classrooms and
Lecture, click here.
tier classrooms need to provide a functional and user friendly
teaching and learning environment. It is important to include
faculty input during the design phase; this will give the faculty a sense
and provide the technology that will enhance their teaching style.
Consistent standard designs among all the classrooms will reduce confusion
to teach in the classrooms. All classrooms will have the same
layout, equipment and operating sequence.
Training is essential for successful use of the classrooms. Each
faculty member must go through an hour long hands-on training session
before given the privilege to use the room. The training will introduce
them to the environment and how all the equipment operates, which
should reduce the number of tech support calls.
A system must be in place to provide technical assistance as needed.
The faculty must have a sense of security in the event there is a
problem someone can be available to help. Weekly operational/maintenance
checks will provide a stable, predictable and reliable environment.
Faculty need to be assured when they enter the classroom everything
will be operational. The support staff for the classrooms must be
professional, friendly, confident, and knowledgeable. They must treat
the faculty with respect when addressing their needs or concerns.
Each support technician shall go through a different and more intense
level of training then the faculty. The technician must have a high
level of confidence when called upon for assistance by a faculty member.
tier classrooms can be very successful; it will involve the support
of several different areas working together for a common goal.