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Tablet Chairs on Casters

Furniture and configuration

Soft casters make tablet arm seats easier to move. Seats swivel from right to left off center to encourage eye contact. Desktop surfaces are larger than most traditional tablet arm seats and can be adjusted to fit different student body types and preferences.

What works best in this classroom?

intclass-tabletchairs-thumbThis design facilitates movement between lecture, class discussion, and small group activities during a course or recitation section.  Re-arrangement of desks is easier and less noisy; most students do not need to get up out of the chairs in order to move them.  Book bag storage has emerged as an issue for some models and may be best addressed by encouraging students to hang book bags on the seat backs. The ease with which the seats can be reconfigured may also help discourage Honor Code violations during in-class assessments.

“…what was nice for me is that they could get in their groups more efficiently and more quietly.”

“It is a lot easier [to do group activities]; you don’t have to pick them up or push them and have that annoying sound it makes.  I think my professor has more group activities now.”

UNC classrooms using this design

203 Alumni (seats 28)
108 Bingham (seats 35)
208 Bingham (seats 25)
217 Bingham (seats 30)
301 Bingham (seats 40)
213 Carolina (seats 24)
101 Davie (seats 25)
201 Dey (seats 28)
203 Dey (seats 30)
209 Dey (seats 25)
301 Dey (seats 22)
302 Dey (seats 25)
303A Dey (seats 25)
304 Dey (seats 35)
306 Dey (seats 25)
104 Fetzer (seats 44)
1374 Genome Sciences Building (seats 35)
317 Greenlaw (seats 24)
452 Hamilton (seats 35)
B121 Kenan Labs (seats 35)
B125 Kenan Labs (seats 35)
305 Mitchell (seats 19)
112 Murphey (seats 35)
217 Peabody (seats 35)
220 Peabody (seats 35)
306 Peabody (seats 40)
212 Phillips (seats 22)
304 Woollen Gym (seats 50)

How can I schedule one of these classrooms?

Ask the scheduling officer for your academic unit to request a classroom through the University Registrar’s Scheduling Office.

Learn more

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