Presentation by Chris Clark, ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology
Historically, classrooms have been fixed facilities, with rows of desks, chairs and a fixed front for instructors. Current classrooms, including those at Iowa are evolving from these standards, becoming versatile spaces with students as users and authors.
Chris Clark directs the ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Learning Spaces group at the University of Iowa where that group provides technology/teaching solutions for computer labs, classrooms, conference/meeting spaces and other teaching/learning spaces across campus. His responsibilities in that role include oversight of the nationally recognized TILE active learning classrooms and the UI Learning Commons, an award-winning 37,000sf technology-rich learning space which opened in Iowa's Main Library in 2013.
In addition to his Learning Spaces efforts, Chris is part of Iowa's ITS Leadership team which oversees central IT operations. He chairs Iowa's Campus IT Leaders (CITL) group and is serving as part of the six person TIER IT project team, charged with transforming the IT organization at Iowa.