The 21st century has brought about dramatic improvements in computing and telecommunications. These incredible advances in technology have allowed Fort Hays State University to transform as an institution of higher education.
Unlike any other time at Fort Hays State, there is a need and an opportunity to develop a new breed of “academic space” to exploit the potential of virtual learning environments; experience-based education; cultural enrichment; and new approaches to discovery, research and creativity. This fusion of the physical and virtual is best captured in the term “networked learning.”
The new Center for Networked Learning will use the communications infrastructure of the 21st century to link three critical offices throughout Fort Hays State University: (1) the Department of Informatics; (2) the Virtual College; and (3) the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technologies (CTELT).
Wouldn’t it be amazing for FHSU to earn the reputation of being one of the nation’s most wired campuses? With the future-thinking design features the building will offer, that goal may become a reality. At approximately 35,000 square feet, the Center for Networked Learning is scheduled to be completed in the Summer of 2014.
The Department of Informatics will occupy the first floor and its building needs are designed around three primary digital learning areas: computer, labs, a telecommunication lab, and video/audio labs. The Virtual College and CTELT offices will occupy the second floor, which will house the production and technological-delivery of faculty's course content. In addition, the second floor will function as a demonstration center for new and advanced technologies, and will serve as a test-site for instruction applications of these technologies.
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West Lobby & Reception
Southwest Offices 
West Conference Room
West Student Lounge
West Smart Study
Networking Labs 
East Smart Study
East Student Lounge
Information Systems Engineering Labs 
Video Storage Control Room Studio A Studio B Edit Bays  Radio Control Audio Production  Sound Booth