Windows of opportunity in electronic classrooms

TitleWindows of opportunity in electronic classrooms
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsShneiderman B, Alavi M, Norman K, Borkowski E Y
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Pagination19 - 24
Date Published1995/11//
ISBN Number0001-0782

Paradigm-shifting landmark buildings are cherished by their occupants and remembered because they reshape our expectations of schools, homes, or offices. Classic examples include Thomas Jefferson's communal design of the “academical village” at the University of Virginia where faculty and students lived close to classrooms, Frank Lloyd Wright's organic harmony with nature in Fallingwater (in western Pennsylvania) where the waterfall sounds and leafy surroundings offered a stress-reducing getaway for an urban executive, or Kevin Roche's open glass-walled Ford Foundation (in New York City) that promoted new team-oriented management strategies.