How large should a training lab be?
How large should a training lab be? 10 workstations? 20 workstations? 30 workstations? 40 workstations?
I teach motion graphics/Photoshop and After Effects, in a lab with 12 workstations. Each semester I have one or two students who have difficulty grasping concepts during hands on lectures. I will give them direct attention then suggest they meet after class for 1 on 1. I need to keep to the syllabus moving. Sometimes a workstation will have technical problems. I have a backup workstation for this very reason. Between slow students and technical problems I find 12 workstations manageable. (slow students are not stupid...often quite brilliant).
Administration wants to expand to 24 workstations. I suggest we keep it at 12 and teach two sections per semester. The lab is under utilized and can handle more classes.
Is there an optimal number of workstations for teaching?
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