Inspired by MIT’s TEAL and North Carolina State’s SCALE-UP classrooms, many schools are looking to build their own project-based learning (“PBL”) studios. An analysis by The Sextant Group (a national independent, Diamond-Certified consulting firm specializing in learning space planning and design) recently compared the cost for outfitting a state-of-the-art project-based learning classroom using Tidebreak’s ClassSpot PBL software to using a traditional switch-based AV solution. The room design assumed dual-screen projection at the “teaching wall” and ten team stations where students could gather around a flat panel display to work together on their project.
The analysis concluded that ClassSpot PBL reduces the 5-year technology systems cost by 50% and reduced energy usage by more than 2,300kWh/year. Beyond saving costs and energy, the ClassSpot PBL solution provides a richer and more advanced experience, thanks to the advanced collaboration features built into the software.
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This paper offers:
- Side-by-side comparison of technology costs for the two approaches
- Detailed cost breakdown by category
- Itemized product list with unit prices