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Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs)
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M.I.X.@Innovation Hall
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Learning Spaces: Scholarship and Resources


Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs)

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Innovation Hall, Room 328 – Capacity: 24 – Floor Plans Innovation Hall, Room 330 – Capacity: 24 – Floor Plans
This ALC was designed to foster innovative, interactive learning through intentional use of groups and teams. The room contains an instructor station, a projector with two screens, a document camera, round tables that can be split into half rounds, and white boards on three walls. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler. This ALC was designed to foster innovative, interactive learning through intentional use of groups and teams. The room contains an instructor station, a projector with two screens, a document camera, individual trapezoid desks, and white boards on three walls. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler.
Innovation Hall, Room 336 – Capacity: 24 – Floor Plans Mason Hall, Room D23 – Capacity: 60 – Floor Plans
This ALC was designed to maximize flexibility for faculty and students and to foster active learning, whether individually or in groups. The movable tablet arms are easily configured to accommodate students working in pairs or larger group and teams. The room contains an instructor station, a projector with screen, a document camera, and white boards on three walls. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler. This ALC was designed to foster innovative, interactive learning. The movable chairs and individual trapezoid desks are easily configured to accommodate groups and teams of varied sizes. The room contains an instructor station, a projector with three screens, a document camera, and a white board along the long wall of the room. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler.
Robinson Hall, Room B106 – Capacity: 36 – Floor Plans Robinson Hall, Room B108 – Capacity: 36 – Floor Plans
This ALC was designed to foster innovative, interactive learning through intentional use of groups and teams. The room contains an instructor station, a projector with two screens, a document camera, round tables that can be split into half rounds, and white boards on three walls. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler. This ALC was designed to maximize flexibility for faculty and students and to foster active learning, whether individually or in groups. The movable tablet arms are easily configured to accommodate students working in pairs or larger group and teams. The room contains an instructor station, a projector with screen, a document camera, and white boards on three walls. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler.

Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Classrooms

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Exploratory Hall, Room L-102 (Active Learning with Technology Classroom) – Capacity: 72 – Floor Plans Innovation Hall, Room 215G – Capacity: 36 – Floor Plans
This Active Learning with Technology, or ALT, classroom was designed to optimize collaborative teamwork. Each round table has a corresponding wall monitor to display student work, in addition to white boards around the room for student workspace. The instructor station, located in the center of the room, has a projector with screen, document camera, Sympodium, and the capability of projecting onto each of the student monitors. Faculty and student microphones are provided. Instructors interested in teaching in the ALT room are selected through a competitive RFP process. Click here for more information about the RFP process. This technology-enhanced ALC was designed to foster innovative, interactive learning. The movable chairs and individual trapezoid desks are easily configured to accommodate groups and teams of varied sizes. The room contains an instructor station, an instructor projector, and four large wall-mounted monitors that students can plug into and display their work. There are also white boards available for student display of work around the room. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler.
Innovation Hall, Room 323 – Capacity: 24 – Floor Plans Innovation Hall, Room 333 – Capacity: 24 – Floor Plans
This technology-enhanced ALC was designed to optimize collaborative teamwork. The table design allows students to plug into the table monitors, moving easily from one student device to the other with the press of a button. The room contains an instructor station, an instructor projector with two screens, four U-shaped tables that have a built-in monitor for student display, and a white board along the long wall. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler. This technology-enhanced ALC was designed to provide flexibility for instructors who need a computer classroom part of the time but who also wish to foster interactive learning through intentional use of groups and teams. The hideaway monitors and keyboards afford instructors the opportunity to determine the optimal use of technology, class period by class period. The room contains an instructor station, a projector with screen, a document camera, and 24 student computer stations that can be active or “hidden” to support student team-based learning. The room has white boards along two of its walls. Faculty should request this university classroom through their scheduler.

Tiered Collaborative Classrooms

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Exploratory Hall, Room L-003 – Capacity: 71 – Floor Plans Merten Hall, Room 1200 – Capacity: 72 – Floor Plans
This tiered collaborative classroom was designed with the potential for peer exchanges and interactive learning in mind. The wider tiers were designed to allow students to turn their chairs around for easy groupings into teams of 2, 3, 4, or more students. The room contains an instructor station, an instructor projector with two screens, a document camera, and white boards on the instructor wall. Faculty should request this room through their scheduler. This tiered collaborative classroom was designed with the potential for peer exchanges and interactive learning in mind. The wider tiers were designed to allow students to turn their chairs around for easy groupings into teams of 2, 3, 4, or more students. The room contains an instructor station, an instructor projector with two screens, a document camera, and white boards on the instructor wall. Faculty should request this room through their scheduler.

M.I.X.@Innovation Hall


Signature Informal Spaces

Learning Spaces: Scholarship and Resources

Journal of Learning Spaces

    Learning Spaces
    Educause published this book, edited by Diana Oblinger, that focuses on the principles and activities that facilitate learning, how learner expectations influence such spaces, and the role of technology.

      Learning Spaces Collaboratory
      A robust resource with information on what we know about planning learning spaces.

        Research on Learning Space Design: Present State, Future Directions
        Describes what we have learned about formal and informal learning spaces and identifies future directions.