Next Generation Learning Spaces

Next Generation Project Description

Enhancing campus classrooms with state-of-the-art audio, visual and lecture capture technology to enhance the collaboration and communication with students and instructors /speakers—both onsite and remote locations. Recorded sessions will be available for review shortly after the end of class.

Next Generation Learning Space

Project Status

August 2013 Tech Briefing

Based on feedback from faculty and academic support staff, changes to the Next Generation Learning Spaces are being implemented to enhance the audio/visual controls systems. These changes will simplify the usage of the equipment in the spaces and automate the lecture capture capabilities into the SJSU VideoShare system. Workshops are planned for delivery by Academic Technology in August to train instructors assigned to classes in these spaces for the Fall 2013 semester. For more details, read the August 2013 Administration and Finance Division Newsletter.

March 2013 Tech Briefing

We have delivered 5 Next Generation Learning Spaces for use for Spring 2013 instruction:

  • Morris Dailey Auditorim
  • Clark 238
  • Sweeney Hall 435
  • Dwight Bentel Hall 225
  • MacQuarrie Hall 526

Through a collaborative effort with IT Services, Academic Technology, FD & O and vendor resources, the project team designed and installed upgrades to existing classrooms. These upgrades integrate technology components with high definition audio/visual, recording and communication resources, which supports instructors in the delivery of instructional content.

This content can be viewed real-time in the learning space and remotely via WebEx or telepresence video sessions and also recorded for later review via the new SJSU VideoShare System, a campus private YouTube-type system for sharing video content built on Cisco video technology.

Plans for enhancement of additional lecture capture learning spaces to be completed during Summer 2013 include:

  • Science 142
  • Washington Square 109
  • Engineering 189
  • Moss Landing Marine Lab 109

For more details and photos, read the March 2013 Administration and Finance Division Newsletter.

December 2012 Tech Briefing

As part of the Next Gen Technology Project, we are enhancing a number of classrooms with advanced audio visual and video recording capabilities.

The first Next Generation Learning Space installation is Clark Hall 118 and will be administered by Academic Technology as a Lecture Capture training lab. Training and space tours will be offered to faculty and staff by Academic Technology. You may also take a virtual tour.

Based on the knowledge gathered during the installation of the technology in Clark 118, future designs will use this model for other lecture capture spaces on campus.

The next lecture capture learning space room will be Clark Hall 238, a 40-seat classroom with a target completion prior to Winter Break.

Additional learning spaces that will be completed prior to the Spring Semester are:


  • Morris Daily
  • Engineering 189
  • Washington Square 109


  • Sweeney Hall 435 (40 seat classroom)
  • Dwight Bentel Hall 225 (40 seats)
  • MacQuarie Hall 526 (25 seats)
  • Moss Landing Marine Lab 109 (40 seats)

October 2012 Tech Briefing

Expect to have approximately 10 Learning Spaces by Spring 2013.