Carroll University’s new Center for Education Technology & Innovation (CETI), funded in part by Pathways to Success, a Department of Education Title III project, needed to be a flexible, multi-functional space where many activities and types of learning can occur simultaneously.

Though the space allotted for the Center might have at first seemed limiting, Forrer worked with Uihlein Wilson Architects and Carroll University staff to create defined areas within the room, allowing cross-functional teaching and learning to occur with ease. Rectangular tables with ergonomic task seating support computer training or online research. Comfy, functional lounge chairs with tablet arms arranged in a circle create the perfect space for team meetings or brainstorming sessions, while an occasional table with two lounge chairs in the corner is the perfect place for one-on-one meetings or heads-down work.

Finally, an outward facing workstation in the back of the room provides privacy for the instructor while also enabling visibility to the entire room and to external hallways.

Carroll University’s new Center for Education Technology & Innovation is a bright, lively space that successfully supports a wide variety of activities from teamwork to research, allowing innovative instruction and active learning to converge in one engaging setting.

“This space is designed for comfort as well as being resource-rich. Learning should not be constrained by space or resources. Forrer helped us to meet those needs for our educators.”

– Terri Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Instructional Technology, Carroll University