Collaboration has become a popular word to include in any technology or furniture rollout. What is often missing is the integration of the two along with an overall view of how and why collaborative spaces can enhance both teaching and learning. Not quite a classroom but more than a meeting room, collaborative spaces should engender a sense of enthusiasm, dynamism and creativity, all while providing the tools to share, disseminate and collaborate with others either locally or off-site.
Soft furnishings need to allow for the sympathetic integration of technology, whilst not negating comfort. Breakout pods for instance allow for small huddle groups to get away from the hustle and bustle of open plan spaces and classrooms and collaborate in a less formal and restrictive manner, whilst also providing layout flexibility.
ALTRO LTD – HEAD OFFICE
Global multi-site Audio-Visual refresh for collaboration and interactivity across meeting and training spaces.