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Top 10 Reasons To Turn Your Office Into a Dorm Room
August 28, 2011 - 3:45pm

1. Your university will need more dorm space once you sell your leadership on the benefits of blended learning, as more students can be accommodated in classrooms, but they will all need a place to live.

2. Your office as a dorm room is suddenly a revenue generator.

3. Doing your daily work among the students, with your laptop at library tables and eating places etc, is a great way to make your work and presence visible to the campus community.

4. Your institution will invest in the tools you need to be a mobile education professional, including that new MacBook Air, an iPad, and an iPhone.

5. Taking everyone out of their offices puts everyone on a level status playing field, with everyone from the CIO to the just hired system admin all working from their laptop wherever they can find a space.

6. Students, like you, have need for collaborative group work spaces - and making this need apparent for the whole community will drive investments to construct these spaces.

7. Students, like you, have need for private and quiet spaces to reflect, think and write - and making this need apparent for the whole community will drive investments to construct these spaces.

8. Offices are industrial age artifacts - and we live in the digital age - giving up your office for a dorm room is a clear sign that we are re-thinking how we design our work environments.

9. Giving up your office for a dorm will force you to finally throw away all those old paper documents that you have been saving.

10. You don't accomplish most of your work in your office anyway, between all the time you work at home and all the meetings you go to, so giving up your office actually will not be that painful.

 

 

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